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Monday, December 5, 2011

Turner scores for U-17 national team

Former Notre Dame-West Haven soccer player Tyler Turner scored two goals over the weekend, including the game-winner against Brazil Sunday, to help the U.S. National Under 17 Mens’ soccer team capture the Nike International Friendly in Lakewood, Fla.
In the championship game against Brazil, Turner broke a 1-1 tie with a goal in the 31st minute.
Turner also scored the US teams’ first goal in a 2-1 win over Turkey on Friday.
In addition to beating Brazil and Turkey, the United States team tied France in the three-game Nike International Friendly.
For more information on the games or the Under 17 Mens’ National Team, including videos of Turner’s goals, please visit their official website at Information is also available at
Turner played his freshman season at Notre Dame before being selected for the US Under 17 National Team. Turner trains with the team at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. and attends school at St. Stephen’s Episcobal School. Turner will participate in this program for his sophomore and junior academic years and is expected to return to Notre Dame for his senior year in 2013-2014.

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