A brace from exciting Adelaide United striker Awer Mabil has helped the Young Socceroos to a convincing 4-1 win over Bermuda in California on Monday afternoon (USA time).
Marc Marino and Melbourne City’s Stefan Mauk also got on the scoresheet as Paul Okon's side got off to a solid start in the 2014 NTC Invitational at Mooch Myernick Field.
The clash was the first of the round-robin tournament which also features USA and Chile.
The tournament forms part of the Young Socceroos preparations for the AFC U-19 Championship in Myanmar in October, which also doubles as a qualification tournament for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand next July.
Australia’s game against the US on July 18 (7pm local time) will be streamed live on US Soccer’s website.
The remaining fixtures are:
July 16 AUS v CHI 1 p.m. Mooch Myernick Field
USA v BER 4 p.m. Mooch Myernick Field
July 18 BER v CHI 4 p.m. StubHub Centre
USA v AUS 7 p.m. StubHub Center