Kids Ko'd In Dallas

West Ham's youngsters flew home on Monday after their Dallas Cup exploits ended with a 2-2 draw against Californian side Palo Alto.

It means the Hammers failed to get through to the quarter-finals after two draws and a defeat.

Nonetheless, Academy Director Tony Carr feels it was a worthwhile exercise and said: "Now the under-17s must concentrate on the play-offs when we get back."

Against Palo Alto, Manny Cascione opened the scoring with a header, while James Allen grabbed the Hammers' second just after the break.

Team: J.Sealey, Dean (Mehmet 57, Eastwood 80), Uddin (Metitiri 46), Khan, Ritchie (Smith 65), Clark, D.McMahon, Britton (Pearson 46), Allen, Riddle, Cascione.