Today, the U.S. U-17 MNT were crowned champions of the 2016 Nike International Friendlies after capping off an undefeated tournament today with a 3-0 sweep of Brazil.
Leading the team in scoring for the tournament along with two other U.S. teammates, was Atlanta United’s own Andrew Carleton. The Atlanta Homegrown started all three matches, scoring two in the opening 7-1 rout of Portugal and followed up by netting twice again in their second matchup against Turkey, which included both the equalizer and the go-ahead strike that eventually lead to a 5-1 victory. Some would say he’s on fire (see below)
Between signing an MLS Homegrown contract, showcasing Atlanta United’s first ever kit, receiving NCSAA Player of the Year, and tallying 12 goals for his country, Carleton will always remember 2016 as a major milestone in his career… and keep in mind, he’s only 16-years-young.