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U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team In World Cup Preparation Camp

The Under-17 Men’s National Team is training in Clemson, S.C. as they enter the final stages of preparation for the upcoming FIFA Under-17 World Cup in South Korea. The 12-day camp includes a pair of games against USL opponents in the First Division Atlanta Silverbacks and the Second Division Charlotte Eagles before closing camp with a friendly against fellow World Cup qualifier Costa Rica on Tuesday, August 7 in Atlanta on the campus of Kennesaw State University.

The U.S., who was one of the seeded teams in the World Cup draw, opens their campaign against Tajikistan on August 20, then faces Tunisia on August 23 and concludes group play on August 26 against Belgium. The U.S. will play Tajikistan and Tunisia in Changwon before heading to Cheonan to face Belgium. Head coach John Hackworth’s 21-player team will be announced this week.