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Bustos's second-half goal leads Canadian under-20 soccer team past England 2-1

March 27, 2016 - 12:31 PM

DONCASTER, United Kingdom - Marco Bustos's second-half goal proved to be the winner as Canada's under-20 men's soccer team stunned England 2-1 in an exhibition game Sunday.

Bustos scored at the 68-minute mark to put Canada ahead 2-0. The 19-year-old Whitecaps FC midfielder's goal proved to be a big one as three minutes later Chelsea midfielder Kasey Palmer scored for England before 3,264 spectators at Keepmoat Stadium.

"Great win against England!!" Bustos tweeted after the game. "Happy for the boys and the work we put in.

"Future is bright for @CanadaSoccerEN."

Palmer's goal was set up by Marcus Rashford, a rising star with Manchester United who has five goals in eight appearances with the club.

Kadin Chung, a native of Port Coquitlam, B.C., and 17-year-old WFC2 fullback, opened the scoring for Canada just 14 minutes into the first half.

The win was a successful cap to an eight-day camp for the Canadian squad. Coach Rob Gale used the gathering to emphasize player development.

"We worked on creating a culture within the camp," said Gale. "These boys faced quality this week and they have been first class - that's what led to the result."

England defeated Canada 4-1 in a closed-door exhibition Thursday, scoring three times late in the second half. On Sunday, Gale opted to go with a younger starting unit.

"We told them to believe in their talent, to express themselves, and to just play," said Gale. "It is a good experience for this group of players."

News from © The Canadian Press, 2016
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