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SKC Academy defender Jaylin Lindsey plays three games at Vaclav Jezek Tournament

Jaylin Lindsey U17s

Sporting KC Academy defender Jaylin Lindsey appeared in three matches for the U.S U-17 national team at the recent Vaclav Jezek Tournament in the Czech Republic. The United States finished third overall as they continue preparation for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India.

Lindsey played all three matches in the group stage for the U.S. U-17s. After starting the team's 4-1 win over Hungary, Lindsey came off the bench to close out a 3-1 victory over Russia. He was back in the lineup for the final group stage match, a 4-0 loss to Japan.

The U.S. closed out the tournament with a 4-0 win over Iceland to take third place overall. Japan won the tournament with a 4-2 victory over host Czech Republic in the final.

The U.S. U-17s will have their final training camp before the World Cup next week in Bradenton, Florida. The U-17 World Cup kicks off October 6. The United States will face Colombia, Ghana and hosts India in Group A.

Lindsey has appeared in more than 20 matches for the U.S. U-17s since 2016, recording four assists. He previously represented his country at the U-15 and U-16 levels.