Damian Las, U.S. U-17s fall 1-0 to England in Nike International Friendlies

Chicago Fire Academy goalkeeper Damian Las (Norridge, Ill.) started and went the distance in net for the U.S. U-17 Men's National Team in their opener at the Nike Invitational Friendlies, a 1-0 loss to England Wednesday in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. 

Las delivered a number of outstanding saves in a standout performance, finishing with seven saves on the evening. Las and the U.S. held a dynamic England side at bay until the 79th minute of an 80-minute match, when a header by England's Taylor Harwood-Bellis off a corner kick went just beyond the reach of a diving Las. 

Highlights from the match are available at the top of the page and in the tweets below courtesy of @USsoccer_YNT.

The U.S. will look to bounce back in their second match of the Nike Invitational Friendlies, which comes Friday (Dec. 1) at 6 p.m. CT when the U.S. faces the Netherlands. The game will stream live on U.S. Soccer's Facebook Page and YouTube channel

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