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U.S. MNT vs. Panama (Oct. 6), Trinidad & Tobago (Oct. 10) - 2018 World Cup Final Round Qualifying

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE CAPS/G
D 5-10 150 Plano, Texas FC Dallas 16/1
F 6-3 183 Barnegat, N.J. New England Revolution 26/3
F 6-1 175 Boca Raton, Fla. Toronto FC 110/41
M 5-8 145 Chula Vista, Calif. D.C. United 15/2
D 5-8 145 Ft. Wayne, Ind. Houston Dynamo 126/17
M 6-0 160 Weston, Fla. Philadelphia Union 65/2
D 6-0 170 Overland Park, Kan. Sporting Kansas City 47/1
M 6-2 185 Princeton, N.J. Toronto FC 140/17
D 6-3 185 Attleboro, Mass. Stoke City (England) 55/4
F 6-1 170 Nacogdoches, Texas Seattle Sounders FC 141/57
M 5-9 150 Irvine, Calif. Sporting Kansas City 44/2
D 6-5 210 Dallas, Texas Pachuca (Mexico) 48/3
GK 6-4 210 Homer Glen, Ill. Atlanta United FC 58/0
GK 6-3 210 North Brunswick, N.J. Colorado Rapids 120/0
M 5-9 150 Winter Park, Fla. Chicago Fire 13/0
M 5-9 165 Monrovia, Liberia Portland Timbers 24/1
D 5-11 160 Orange, Calif. Club Tijuana (Mexico) 29/4
M 5-8 140 Hershey, Pa. Borussia Dortmund (Germany) 20/9
D 6-1 165 St. Louis, Mo. Fulham (England) 26/1
GK 5-11 180 Montclair, Calif. Real Salt Lake 22/0
D 5-9 150 Anaheim, Calif. Santos Laguna (Mexico) 14/0
F 6-0 165 Danville, Calif. San Jose Earthquakes 35/11
F 5-10 165 Irvine, Calif. Hamburg (Germany) 36/10
D 5-8 150 Seattle, Wash. Newcastle (England) 48/0
M 5-10 160 Longwood, Fla. Sporting Kansas City 55/5

U.S. MNT vs. Panama (Oct. 6), Trinidad & Tobago (Oct. 10) - 2018 World Cup Final Round Qualifying

Position:Defender

Height:5-10

Weight:150

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Position:Defender

Hometown:Plano, Texas

Club:FC Dallas

Position:Forward

Height:6-3

Weight:183

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Position:Forward

Hometown:Barnegat, N.J.

Club:New England Revolution

Position:Forward

Height:6-1

Weight:175

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Position:Forward

Hometown:Boca Raton, Fla.

Club:Toronto FC

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-8

Weight:145

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Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Chula Vista, Calif.

Club:D.C. United

Position:Defender

Height:5-8

Weight:145

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Position:Defender

Hometown:Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Club:Houston Dynamo

Position:Midfielder

Height:6-0

Weight:160

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Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Weston, Fla.

Club:Philadelphia Union

Position:Defender

Height:6-0

Weight:170

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Overland Park, Kan.

Club:Sporting Kansas City

Position:Midfielder

Height:6-2

Weight:185

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Princeton, N.J.

Club:Toronto FC

Position:Defender

Height:6-3

Weight:185

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Attleboro, Mass.

Club:Stoke City (England)

Position:Forward

Height:6-1

Weight:170

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Nacogdoches, Texas

Club:Seattle Sounders FC

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-9

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Irvine, Calif.

Club:Sporting Kansas City

Position:Defender

Height:6-5

Weight:210

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Dallas, Texas

Club:Pachuca (Mexico)

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-4

Weight:210

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Homer Glen, Ill.

Club:Atlanta United FC

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-3

Weight:210

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:North Brunswick, N.J.

Club:Colorado Rapids

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-9

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Winter Park, Fla.

Club:Chicago Fire

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-9

Weight:165

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Monrovia, Liberia

Club:Portland Timbers

Position:Defender

Height:5-11

Weight:160

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Orange, Calif.

Club:Club Tijuana (Mexico)

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-8

Weight:140

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Hershey, Pa.

Club:Borussia Dortmund (Germany)

Position:Defender

Height:6-1

Weight:165

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:St. Louis, Mo.

Club:Fulham (England)

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:5-11

Weight:180

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Montclair, Calif.

Club:Real Salt Lake

Position:Defender

Height:5-9

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Anaheim, Calif.

Club:Santos Laguna (Mexico)

Position:Forward

Height:6-0

Weight:165

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Danville, Calif.

Club:San Jose Earthquakes

Position:Forward

Height:5-10

Weight:165

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Irvine, Calif.

Club:Hamburg (Germany)

Position:Defender

Height:5-8

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Seattle, Wash.

Club:Newcastle (England)

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-10

Weight:160

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Longwood, Fla.

Club:Sporting Kansas City

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Five Things to Know About the England U-17 MNT

The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team continues play at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup against Group F winners England in the Quarterfinals on Saturday, Oct. 21. Kickoff at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa is set for 10:30 a.m. ET, and the game will be televised on FS2 and Telemundo. 

Here are five things to know about England:

ENGLAND UNDEFEATED IN 2017 U-17 WORLD CUP

Having won 11 straight matches before falling in penalties to Spain in the UEFA U-17 Championship, England stormed through the opening stage of the tournament, racking up 11 goals – good for second most of any team – while only surrendering two as they went undefeated in Group F. 

Two 4-0 shutouts of Chile and Iraq bookended a 3-2 win against Mexico, putting the Three Lions into the knockout rounds with a meeting against Japan. There, both sides created good looks at goal with no joy at the end, sending the 0-0 draw straight into penalties following regulation. England persevered, winning 5-3 in the shootout and setting the stage for Saturday’s tilt against the USA.

England U-17 MNT’s World Cup Results

Group Stage

Oct. 8

4-0 W vs. Chile

Oct. 11

3-2 W vs. Mexico

Oct. 14

4-0 W vs. Iraq

Knockout Stage

Oct. 17

0-0 D vs. Japan (5-3 in penalties)

U-17 WORLD CUP HISTORY

The England squad is competing in its fourth U-17 World Cup, with all their appearances taking place in the last decade. They have now reached the quarterfinals in three of those events, which is the farthest they have ever advanced. They only missed out on the knockout stage in 2015 in Chile. Current senior team luminaries Danny Welbeck (Arsenal) and Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) cut their teeth internationally in this tournament.

THE ROSTER

England’s 21-man roster remains largely intact from their runner up finish in the qualifying tournament. The squad is littered with players from the top teams in the Premier League. Current league leaders Manchester City sent a trio of players, led by goalkeeper Curtis Anderson, who was the hero of the penalty shootout against Japan, and U-17 captain Joel Latibeaudiere. Defending champion Chelsea contributed the most of any team, delivering four to India including former England U-16 captain Jonathan Panzo. Seven different goal scorers have put their name on the scoresheet during the tournament, but winger Jadon Sancho, who leads the team with three goals in India was recalled to Borussia Dortmund following the group stage. 

England U-17 MNT Roster by Position (Club, Club Country)
GOALKEEPERS (3): Curtis Anderson (Manchester City), Josef Bursik (Stoke City), William Crellin (Fleetwood Town)
DEFENDERS (6): Timothy Eyoma (Tottenham Hotspur), Lewis Gibson (Everton), Marc Guéhi (Chelsea), Jonathan Panzo (Chelsea), Joel Latibeaudiere (Manchester City), Steven Sessegnon (Fulham)
MIDFIELDERS (10): George McEachran (Chelsea), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Tashan Oakley-Boothe (Tottenham Hotspur), Angel Gomes (Manchester United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund/GER)*, Nya Kirby (Crystal Palace), Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea), Emile Smith-Rowe (Arsenal), Morgan Gibbs-White (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea)
FORWARDS (2): Rhian Brewster (Liverpool), Danny Loader (Reading)

* Jadon Sancho recalled to Borussia Dortmund following Group Stage

THE MANAGER

The Three Lions are managed by Steve Cooper, who has held the role since 2015. Having managed the Liverpool Academy, he became the England U-16 coach in 2014. A native of Wales, Cooper’s team has proven adept in the attack, netting 33 times through 12 matches in qualifying en route to advancing to this year’s U-17 World Cup.

“We’ve qualified for the World Cup in India, which was one of the objectives of the tournament,” Cooper said after his side’s U-17 UEFA EURO final defeat to Spain. “We’ll continue with our work, everything that we do with the national teams is with the long term in mind.” 

HOW THEY GOT HERE

England qualified for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup after finishing second at the 2017 UEFA Under-17 Championship to claim one of four spots from the region. Held in Croatia in May of this year, England were drawn into Group D where they went on a rampage, winning all three matches by a combined score of 10-1. Officially booking their place in India with a 1-0 win against the Republic of Ireland in the quarterfinals, the Three Lions defeated Turkey 2-1 in the semifinals before falling to Spain in penalties in the championship match.

England U-17 MNT’s UEFA Qualifying Results

Group Stage

May 4

3-0 W vs. Norway

May 7

4-0 W vs. Ukraine

May 10

3-0 W vs. Netherlands

Knockout Stage

May 13

1-0 W vs. Rep. of Ireland

May 16

2-1 W vs. Turkey

May 19

1-1 D vs. Spain (1-4 in penalties)

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