LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL - Warren Township’s Daniel Edelman, 16, was selected to the U.S.  U-16 Boys’ National Team and is playing in the 19th annual Nike International Friendlies at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch,FL. The four-team tournament includes the Netherlands, Turkey, and two U.S. squads, the U-16 Boys’ National Team and U-17 Men’s National Team. The four teams arrived in Florida on Nov. 11 to begin training for the tournament.  

"Playing soccer is what I love to do, but, playing the game while wearing my country’s colors and badge is unbelievable,” said Edelman. “It’s an honor and a privilege, as I know I am on that field playing for an entire country.”

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Edelman is a midfielder, and College Soccer News has named him as one of the top fifty players in the high school class of 2021.

The U.S. Under-16 Men's National Team overcame a 3-1 deficit to record a 3-3 tie with the Netherlands in the teams’ opening match on Thursday afternoon. And on Saturday, the U.S.  U-16 Boys’ National Team shut out the U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team 2-0 in the second round.

All the matches at the 2019 Nike Friendlies will be streamed on


2019 Nike International Friendlies Schedule and Results

Thursday, Nov. 14

Netherlands vs. U-16 BNT (3-3)

Turkey vs. U-17 MNT (0-1)

Saturday, Nov. 16

Netherlands vs. Turkey (2-1)

U-16 BNT vs. U-17 MNT (2-0)

Monday, Nov. 18

U-16 BNT vs. Turkey, 3:30 p.m. ET

U-17 MNT vs. Netherlands, 6:30 p.m. ET


Photo Credit: US Soccer

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