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.”
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 ussoccer.com.
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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