Benji’s United States 2, England 1 | Toulon Tournament Match Recap

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Alonso Hernandez and Benji Joya (pictured above) converted penalty kicks on either side of halftime and to help the United States Under-23 national team capture third place at the 2015 Toulon Tournament with a 2-1 win over England.

Hernandez got the US off to a fast start after Jerome Kiesewetter was tripped up from behind in the penalty area by England’s Kortney Hause in the seventh minute. The 21-year-old forward, who plays his club soccer for Monterrey in Liga MX, slotted the spot kick into the lower right corner, sending the England ‘keeper the wrong way.

The US lead wouldn’t last long, though, as Hause made amends for his error. The defender was on hand to push the ball just over the line after the US were caught unaware on a quick free kick in the 10th minute, allowing England winger John Swift to run free down the left-hand side before cutting back for Hause.

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