How to Support the USA at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup

On Friday, Oct. 6, the U.S. Under-17 Men’s National opens group play of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup against host country India. After a successful qualifying campaign at the 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship in April, the team will look to continue their momentum at the main event. The 21-player roster, boasting 18 players with ties to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, has its sights set on replicating, if not besting 1999’s U.S. squad, which finished in fourth place at the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship, behind the likes of future MNT stars Landon Donovan, Demarcus Beasley and Oguchi Onyewu.

HOW TO PREPARE

Download the U.S. U-17 MNT team poster to get to know the players, dive into past FIFA U-17 tournaments and learn about this year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup.

For match stories, videos, features, roster, schedule and stats, visit ussoc.cr/2017U17WC.

HOW TO WATCH

All of the USA’s group matches will be broadcast live on FS2 and UNIVERSO. The U-17 MNT kicks off Group A play vs. India on Friday, Oct. 6 (10:30 a.m. ET), followed by matches against Ghana on Monday, Oct. 9 (7:30 a.m. ET) and Colombia on Thursday, Oct. 12 (10:30 a.m. ET). The first two games will be played at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi and the final group game will be played at Dr. DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.

Keep an eye on FIFA’s YouTube channel for highlights from each of the U.S. games and the rest of the 24-team field.

HOW TO ENGAGE

Fans looking for behind-the-scenes access to the U-17 MNT can following the team’s journey on social media. Beyond the U.S. Soccer Facebook page, follow @ussoccer_ynt on Twitter and Instagram for the latest on the team.

The 21-player roster is also very active on social media, sharing their adventures throughout the team’s preparation camp in Dubai and the World Cup in India. Check out each player’s Twitter and Instagram or follow the entire crop of Twitter users.

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GK

Justin, Garces

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Jaylin, Lindsey

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Chris, Gloster

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James, Sands

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Tyler, Shaver

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Chris, Durkin

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Ayo, Akinola

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Blaine, Ferri

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Josh, Sargent

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Tim, Weah

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Andrew, Carleton

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GK

CJ, Dos Santos

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Sergiño, Dest

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Akil, Watts

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George, Acosta

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Taylor, Booth

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Bryan, Reynolds Jr.

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Indiana, Vassilev

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Jacobo, Reyes

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Chris, Goslin

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GK

Alex, Budnik

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GEAR UP

The USA will suit up with the same combination of uniforms in India as the U-20 Men’s National Team did for their U-20 World Cup run in South Korea: Red or White. Visit www.ussoccerstore.com and customize your own player jersey to wear on gameday.

U-20 MNT - Josh Sargent

DONATE

A portion of the U.S. Soccer Development Fund goes towards Youth National Team programming. Year-round YNT programming provides elite male and female American youth soccer players the opportunity to face international competition, push themselves to new heights with the best players in the USA, and the chance to wear the crest and represent the Stars and Stripes. The resources put into U.S. YNT programming is part of the U.S. Soccer Federation’s mission to develop world-class players, coaches and referees. Learn more about the U.S. Soccer Development Fund and donate today!