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By DAN KARELL
The Nike International Friendlies conclude Friday night with a must-see match between the United States Under-17 Men’s National Team and Brazil. (5 p.m., USSoccer.com)
For the third consecutive year, the U.S. has the opportunity to take home the title heading into the final match, having defeated Brazil in 2011 and lost to Portugal in 2012. With England’s victory earlier in the day against Portugal, the USA can win the title with three points against Brazil.
Richie Williams’ side is coming off a thrilling 5-1 victory against England on Wednesday, with Monterrey’s Joe Gallardo scoring a hat-trick and LA Galaxy academy member Haji Wright scoring a brace, taking his total in the tournament to three. Brazil comes into the final having defeated England 2-1 on Monday and playing to a 1-1 draw with Portugal on Wednesday.
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