U.S. Soccer

2016 International Festival

Rosario, Argentina
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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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MNT Oct 19, 2017

Venue Change Announced For MNT's Nov. 14 Friendly at Portugal

The Portuguese Football Federation has informed U.S. Soccer of a venue change for the U.S. Men’s National Team’s upcoming friendly at Portugal on Nov. 14. Originally set to be played at Estádio Algarve in Faro, the host federation has elected to move the match to Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa in Leiria, which is near the area that has been affected by wildfires ea Read more
MNT Oct 19, 2017

Five Things to Know About the U-17s' Run at the World Cup

The U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team played its way into the Quarterfinals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup after a rousing 5-0 victory against Paraguay in the Round of 16. Here are five things you should know about the U-17s successful run in India. THE STORY SO FAR The FIFA U-17 World Cup is contested every two years and represents the first major international competition for top youth player Read more
U-17 MNT Oct 19, 2017

Beach Soccer National Team Names Roster for the Visit Puerto Vallarta Cup 2017

CHICAGO (Oct. 19, 2017) – The U.S. Beach Soccer National Team has named a 10-player roster for the upcoming Visit Puerto Vallarta Cup 2017 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The players will train in Orange County, Calif. before the tournament takes place from Oct. 22-24. Francis Farberoff will serve as the team’s head coach for the competition as regular head coach Eddie Soto is in the mid Read more
Beach Oct 19, 2017

U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team vs. England: Quarterfinal Kickoff Time, TV Channels and 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup Rosters

The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team will take on England in the Quarterfinals of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa, India on Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to tune in to coverage on FS2 and Telemundo.   The U-17 MNT reached the Quarterfinal with a memorable 5-0 victory against Paraguay on Monday, Oct. 16 in New Delhi. Agai Read more
U-17 MNT Oct 19, 2017

Five Things to Know About U-17 MNT Goalkeeper Justin Garces

A key figure between the posts, Justin Garces has become a staple for head coach John Hackworth throughout the current U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team cycle. Recording three shutouts in four games so far at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, Garces continues to show why he has been a part of the U.S. Youth National Team Program since being spotted by Hackworth at age 14. Here are five things to k Read more
U-17 MNT Oct 19, 2017

PREVIEW: U-17 MNT Takes on England in World Cup Quarterfinals on Saturday | 10:30am ET | FS2, Telemundo

GOA, India (Oct. 19, 2017) -- The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team continues its incredible run in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup when it takes on England in the quarterfinals on Saturday, Oct. 21, at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa, India. The match will be broadcast live beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET on FS2 and Telemundo. Fans can also follow the match on Twitter at @ussoccer_ynt. The Read more
U-17 MNT Oct 19, 2017

WNT vs. New Zealand: Story of the Games - Sept. 15 & 19, 2017

The U.S. WNT put on two strong performances against New Zealand in September, outscoring the Football Ferns, 8-1, in front of fantastic crowds in both Commerce City, Colorado & Cincinnati, Ohio. Read more
WNT Oct 18, 2017

Andi Sullivan Returns to the WNT

Stanford University senior Andi Sullivan earned her first four caps for the U.S. WNT last fall before tearing her ACL in a college playoff game. Almost exactly a year to the date since her first cap, she returns to the National Team environment with a fresh perspective and renewed excitement. Read more
WNT Oct 18, 2017

U.S. Soccer Referee Crew in Full Swing at 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup

Selected as match officials for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, U.S. Soccer FIFA Referee Jair Marrufo and his fellow crew members, U.S. Soccer FIFA Assistant Referees Frank Anderson and Corey Rockwell, are documenting their journey through India. Learn more about the crew’s journey to India, what it’s like to be a referee at the world’s top youth national team tournament. REA Read more
Oct 18, 2017

GALLERY: WNT Defenders Prep for New Orleans Friendly

The WNT's six defenders readied for the Korea Republic with a training session at LSU in Baton Rouge, La. ahead of their friendly on Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans (7 p.m. CT; FS1).  Read more
WNT Oct 18, 2017

Five Things About U.S. WNT Defender Sofia Huerta

On Sept. 14, FIFA approved a change of national association for Sofia Huerta, making her eligible to represent the United States at the international level. Huerta had previously represented Mexico at the youth and senior levels. The very next day, Huerta made her U.S. WNT debut, coming on in the 51st minute of the match against New Zealand in place of Taylor Smith. Here are five things you should Read more
WNT Oct 17, 2017

U.S. U-17, U-20 MNTs Reach World Cup Quarterfinals in Same Year

A hat trick from Tim Weah and comprehensive 5-0 win by the USA in Monday’s Round of 16 match against Paraguay at the U-17 World Cup in India perhaps overshadowed a significant achievement for the USA’s Youth National Team program. The win pushed head coach John Hackworth’s U-17 side into the tournament Quarterfinals, matching the finish that head coach Tab Ramos’ U-20 te Read more
U-20 MNT U-17 MNT Oct 17, 2017

GALLERY: U-17 MNT Takes Down Paraguay 5-0 to Advance to Quarterfinals

The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team continued its impressive performance at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, advancing to the Quarterfinal Round with an emphatic 5-0 win against Paraguay before 34,895 fans at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Read more
U-17 MNT Oct 16, 2017

Schedule

Date Time Matchup Venue Watch

Results

2016 International Festival : March 30-April 10

PLAYER POS. HT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
D Chicago, Ill. Chicago Fire North
M 5-9 Los Angeles, Calif. LA Galaxy
D 5-9 Olney, Md. Bethesda-Olney
D 5-5 Douglasville, Ga. Ambush
M Greensboro, N.C. North Carolina Fusion
F Bakersfield, Calif. Central CA Aztecs
D Houston, Texas Houston Dynamo
M 5-3 Tracy, Calif. Ballistic United
F 5-2 Austin, Texas Lonestar S.C.
D 5-5 San Francisco, Calif. Ballistic United
M 5-9 Naperville, Ill. LA Galaxy Academy
M 5-2 San Jose, Calif. De Anza Force
F 5-4 Waianae, Hawaii Maui United
GK 4-10 Norridge, Ill. Chicago Magic PSG
M 5-4 Oxford, Conn. Oakwood
D 6-0 Cary, N.C. Carolina RailHawks-CASL
GK Happy Valley, Ore. Portland Timbers
F 5-5 Bedford, N.Y. NYCFC Academy
D 5-0 Chester, N.J. New York Red Bulls Academy
D 5-8 Bluffton, S.C. Storm

2016 International Festival : March 30-April 10

Axel Alejandre

Position:
Defender

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

Club:
Chicago Fire North

Efrain Alvarez

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Los Angeles, Calif.

Club:
LA Galaxy

Noah Atanda

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Olney, Md.

Club:
Bethesda-Olney

George Bello

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Douglasville, Ga.

Club:
Ambush

Gianluca Busio

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Greensboro, N.C.

Club:
North Carolina Fusion

Marco Ceja

Position:
Forward

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Bakersfield, Calif.

Club:
Central CA Aztecs

James Crath

Position:
Defender

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

Club:
Houston Dynamo

Gilbert Fuentes Perez

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-3

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Tracy, Calif.

Club:
Ballistic United

Julian Gaines

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-2

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Austin, Texas

Club:
Lonestar S.C.

Maximilian Goeggel

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
San Francisco, Calif.

Club:
Ballistic United

Cade Hagan

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Naperville, Ill.

Club:
LA Galaxy Academy

Jack Imperato

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-2

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
San Jose, Calif.

Club:
De Anza Force

Kawika Kelii

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Waianae, Hawaii

Club:
Maui United

Damian Las

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
4-10

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Norridge, Ill.

Club:
Chicago Magic PSG

Mikey Maunsell

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Oxford, Conn.

Club:
Oakwood

Jake O'Connor

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-0

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Cary, N.C.

Club:
Carolina RailHawks-CASL

Kashope Oladapo

Position:
Goalkeeper

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Happy Valley, Ore.

Club:
Portland Timbers

Giovanni Reyna

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Bedford, N.Y.

Club:
NYCFC Academy

Peter Stroud

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-0

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Chester, N.J.

Club:
New York Red Bulls Academy

Juan Zuniga Juan Zuniga

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Bluffton, S.C.

Club:
Storm

2016 International Festival of Futbol Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
April 4 USA vs. Club Atletico Talleres 5-1 W Polideportivo Bella Vista; Rosario, Argentina
April 6 USA vs. Newell's Old Boys 2-2 T Polideportivo Bella Vista; Rosario, Argentina
April 8 USA vs. Uruguay 2-0 W Polideportivo Bella Vista; Rosario, Argentina

2016 Statistics


Record: 2-0-1

Player

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Pts

Alejandre, Axel 3 3 182 0 0 0
Alvarez, Efrain 3 3 145 4 2 10
Atanda, Noah 3 1 85 0 0 0
Bello, George 3 3 215 1 0 2
Busio, Gianluca 3 1 128 0 0 0
Ceja, Marco
3 1 88 1 0 2
Fuentes, Gilbert 2 1 102 0 0 0
Gaines, Julian 2 2 99 0 0 0
Goeggel, Max 3 3 185 0 0 0
Hagan, Cade 3 2 157 2 0 4
Imperato, Jack 2 1 75 0 0 0
Kelii, Kanoa 3 1 82 0 0 0
Las, Damian 2 2 145 0 0 0
Maunsell, Mikey 3 2 150 0 0 0
O'Connor, Jake 3 2 150 0 0 0
Oladapo, Kashope 1 1 70 0 0 0
Reyna, Giovanni 2 2 79 1 0 2
Stroud, Peter 3 2 113 0 0 0
Zuniga, Juan 2 0 46 0 0 0














Own Goal


Totals

3/3 3/3 215 9 2 20

Opponent Totals

3/3 3/3 215 3 0 6

2016 U-17 Women's NTC Invitational Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Las, Damian 2 2 145 7 1 1 0.50 2-0-0
Oladapo, Kashope 1 1 70 2 2 0 2.00 0-0-1









Totals

3 3 215 9 3 1 0.98 2-0-1

Opponent Totals

3 3 215 3 9 0 2.93 0-2-1

Updated through April 22, 2016


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