The Turkish American National Steering Committee (TASC) welcomes the Turkish U17 National Soccer Team who arrived in Miami, Florida on November 26, 2018, as guests of the United States Soccer Federation. The annual Nike International Friendlies will be held at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2. The elite four-team tournament will feature the USA, Brazil, Portugal and Turkey.
Today, the young Turks will take on Brazil at 3:30pm ET, and Team USA will take on Portugal at 6:30pm ET.
Acting Team USA U17 Coach Shaun Tsakiris stated, "High-level games like these provide an invaluable opportunity to see the progress of our players and for them to show us that they deserve to be a part of our group moving forward.” In October 2018, Team USA U17 placed second in the International Youth Tournament in England, after beating Brazil 3-2 and Russia 2-1, before being defeated by England 1-3. In the same month, Team Turkey U17 advanced to the European Championships Elite Round after drawing with Ireland 1-1 and beating San Marino 6-0, before losing to Slovakia 0-3.
2018 Nike International Friendlies Schedule
Wednesday, Nov. 28
Turkey vs. Brazil, 3:30 p.m. ET
USA vs. Portugal, 6:30 p.m. ET
Friday, Nov. 30
Portugal vs. Brazil, 3:30 p.m. ET
USA vs. Turkey, 6:30 p.m. ET
Sunday, Dec. 2
Portugal vs. Turkey, 2:30 p.m. ET
USA vs. Brazil, 5:30 p.m. ET