Hammers get winning start

West Ham United made a winning start in the International Amateur Soccer Tournament - The Challenge for the Tiffany Trophy Cup in Washington DC on Sunday night.

Tony Carr's side were 2-1 victors against Georgia Under-17s in their first encounter, with goals from Jack Powell and Dylan Tombides enough to see the Hammers through.

The U17 competition which runs until next Sunday also features Major League Soccer club DC United, next up for the Hammers on Tuesday, and Northern Capital Soccer League team Annandale United. A host of leading clubs from around the world have also been invited to take part.

All the club's expenses for the trip will be paid for by the tournament's organisers. Last year's competition was won by Real Madrid.

For more information about The Challenge for the Tiffany Trophy Cup, click here.