U.S. Soccer

U-17 MNT Fall 4-1 to Host Chile at U-17 World Cup

VINA DEL MAR, Chile (Oct. 23, 2015) – The  of the 2015 FIFA World Cup 4-1 to Chile, a result that eliminated the team from the tournament.U.S. Under-17 Men’s National dropped its final group game

The U.S. came out hungry for goals and was the first to find one with Brandon Vazquez burying a strike in the 10th minute. Ten minutes later, Chile captain Marcelo Allende evened the score line with a game-tying goal.

The U.S. battled to the final whistle, but could not capitalize on its chances, while the hosts found the net three times to take the win. The U.S. finishes the tournament with a 0-2-1 record in fourth place in Group A.

In the other Group A game, Nigeria, which came into the night having already clinched the group’s top spot, was defeated by Croatia 2-1. Croatia finishes second in the group with the result and Chile takes third.

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA– Brandon Vasquez (Luca De La Torre), 10th minute: It was a quick, changing, series of events that started the run that led to the score. The U.S. possessed the ball then turned it over near the top of the box, but cut out a Chile pass to get it back. The ball ended up at the feet of De La Torre, who made a few hard steps toward the box and passed over to Vazquez on the left. A defender stepped in front, but only slowed the pass, which rolled through to Vasquez, who tucked his shot past the goalkeeper and into the right corner to give the MNT the lead. USA 1, CHI 0

CHI–Marcello Allende 20th minute: Chile played the ball into the box and though it had a pair of opportunities to clear the ball to safety, the USA failed to do so. Allende took advantage, running onto the ball and blasting a shot into the right side to level the game. USA 1, CHI 1

CHI– Gabriel Mazuela (Yerko Leiva), 52nd minute: Seven minutes into the second half, Chile switched momentum in its favor. Leiva played a long rolling through ball from distance into the box. Pulisic tracked it to the left post and dove to fall on it, but could not secure it. Mazuela, who tracked it hopped to it and beat Pulisic to the ball, tapping in from close range to give Chile the lead. USA 1, CHI 2

CHI– Gonzalo Jara 86th minute: With the U.S. pressing to try to earn an equalizer Chile countered and found itself with numbers when it got the ball back to the other end. Jara took the ball to the box and elected to finesse a bender from 22 yards, which proved to be class, curling into the left corner past the diving Pulisic. USA 1, CHI 3

CHI- Camilo Moya, 93rd minute: With the U.S. in an all-out attack, Chile was freed for a counter. Off the break it was Moya that ended up with it in the box and ripped in a game-icing fourth goal. USA 1, CHI 4 (FINAL)

-U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team Match Report-

Match: U-17 Men’s National Team vs. Chile
Date: Oct. 23, 2015
Competition: 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup – Group A
Venue: Estadio Sausalito; Vina Del Mar, Chile
Attendance: TBA
Kickoff: 8 p.m. local (7 p.m. ET)
Weather: 57 degrees; Partly sunny

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 1 0 1
CHI 1 3 4

USA – Brandon Vazquez (Luca de la Torre) 10th minute
CHI – Marcelo Allende 20
CHI – Gabriel Mazuela ( Yerko Leiva) 52
CHI – Gonzalo Jara 86
CHI – Camillo Moya 93

Lineups:
USA: 1-Will Pulisic; 18-Tyler Adams, 15-Danny Barbir (9-Joe Gallardo, 61), 5-Hugo Arellano (capt.), 3-John Nelson (7-Haji Wright, 76); 6-Eric Calvillo, 8-Luca de la Torre (11-Josh Perez, 69), 14-Tanner Dieterich; 20-Alejandro Zendejas, 19-Brandon Vazquez, 10-Christian Pulisic
Subs Not Used
: 2-Matthew Olosunde, 4-Auston Trusty, 12-Kevin Silva, 13-Alexis Velela, 16-Tommy McCabe, 17-Pierre da Silva, 21-Eric Lopez
Head Coach: Richie Williams

CHI: 21-Zacarias Lopez; 2-Simon Ramirez, 3-Fabian Monilla, 4-Manuel Reyes (14-Luciano Diaz, 46), 6-Ignacio Saavedra (5-Diego Gonzalez, 71), 8-Yerko Leiva, 9-Gabreil Mazuela, 10-Marcelo Allende (capt.), 13-Camilo Moya, 15-Rene Melendez, 16-Brian Leiva (7-Gonzalo Jara, 67)
Subs Not Used: 1-Lusi Ureta, 11-Mathisa Pinto, 12-Ignacio Azua, 17-Diego Soto, 18-Walter Ponce,19-Luis Salas, 20-Juan Jose Soriano
Head Coach: Miguel Ponce

Stats Summary: USA / CHI
Shots: 9 / 19
Shots on Goal: 5 / 8
Saves: 4 / 4
Corner Kicks: 9 / 4
Offside: 0 / 1
Fouls: 13 / 17

Misconduct Summary:
CHI – Fabian Monilla (caution) 33rd minute
CHI – Rene Melendez (caution) 34
USA – Brandon Vazquez (caution) 54
USA – Joe Gallardo (caution) 74

Officials:
Referee: Matej Jug (SVN)
Assistant Referee: Matej Zunic (SVN)
Assistant Referee: Gregor Rojko (SVN)
4th official: Mohd Bin Yaacob (MAS)

ussoccer.com Man of the Match: TBA

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U-17 MNT Oct 23, 2015

-U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team Match Report-

Match: U-17 Men’s National Team vs. Chile
Date: Oct. 23, 2015
Competition: 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup – Group A
Venue: Estadio Sausalito; Vina Del Mar, Chile
Attendance: TBA
Kickoff: 8 p.m. local (7 p.m. ET)
Weather: 57 degrees; Partly sunny

Scoring Summary:       1          2          F                                             
USA                             1          0          1        
CHI                               1          3          4         

USA  – Brandon Vazquez (Luca de la Torre)        10th minute      
CHI – Marcelo Allende                                        20
CHI – Gabriel Mazuela                                        52
CHI – Gonzalo Jara                                            86
CHI – Camillo Moya                                           93                       

Lineups:
USA: 1-Will Pulisic; 18-Tyler Adams, 15-Danny Barbir (9-Joe Gallardo, 61),  5-Hugo Arellano (capt.), 3-John Nelson (7-Haji Wright, 76); 6-Eric Calvillo, 8-Luca de la Torre (11-Josh Perez, 69), 14-Tanner Dieterich;  20-Alejandro Zendejas, 19-Brandon Vazquez, 10-Christian Pulisic
Subs Not Used: 2-Matthew Olosunde, 4-Auston Trusty, 12-Kevin Silva, 13-Alexis Velela, 16-Tommy McCabe, 17-Pierre da Silva, 21-Eric Lopez
Head Coach: Richie Williams  

CHI: 21-Zacarias Lopez; 2-Simon Ramirez, 3-Fabian Monilla, 4-Manuel Reyes (14-Luciano Diaz, 46), 6-Ignacio Saavedra (5-Diego Gonzalez, 71), 8-Yerko Leiva, 9-Gabreil Mazuela, 10-Marcelo Allende (capt.), 13-Camilo Moya, 15-Rene Melendez, 16-Brian Leiva (7-Gonzalo Jara, 67)
Subs Not Used: 1-Lusi Ureta, 11-Mathisa Pinto, 12-Ignacio Azua, 17-Diego Soto, 18-Walter Ponce,19-Luis Salas, 20-Juan Jose Soriano
Head Coach: Miguel Ponce

Stats Summary: USA / CHI
Shots: 9 / 19
Shots on Goal: 5 / 8
Saves: 4 / 4
Corner Kicks: 9 / 4        
Offside: 0 / 1
Fouls: 13 / 17

Misconduct Summary:
CHI – Fabian Monilla (caution)                33rd minute
CHI – Rene Melendez (caution)               34
USA – Brandon Vazquez (caution)          54
USA – Joe Gallardo (caution)                 74           

Officials:
Referee: Matej Jug (SVN)                    
Assistant Referee: Matej Zunic (SVN)    
Assistant Referee: Gregor Rojko (SVN)
4th official: Mohd Bin Yaacob (MAS)                 

ussoccer.com Man of the Match: TBA

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U-17 MNT Fall 4-1 to Host Chile at U-17 World Cup

VINA DEL MAR, Chile (Oct. 23, 2015) – The  of the 2015 FIFA World Cup 4-1 to Chile, a result that eliminated the team from the tournament.U.S. Under-17 Men’s National dropped its final group game

The U.S. came out hungry for goals and was the first to find one with Brandon Vazquez burying a strike in the 10th minute. Ten minutes later, Chile captain Marcelo Allende evened the score line with a game-tying goal.

The U.S. battled to the final whistle, but could not capitalize on its chances, while the hosts found the net three times to take the win. The U.S. finishes the tournament with a 0-2-1 record in fourth place in Group A.

In the other Group A game, Nigeria, which came into the night having already clinched the group’s top spot, was defeated by Croatia 2-1. Croatia finishes second in the group with the result and Chile takes third.

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA– Brandon Vasquez (Luca De La Torre), 10th minute: It was a quick, changing, series of events that started the run that led to the score. The U.S. possessed the ball then turned it over near the top of the box, but cut out a Chile pass to get it back. The ball ended up at the feet of De La Torre, who made a few hard steps toward the box and passed over to Vazquez on the left. A defender stepped in front, but only slowed the pass, which rolled through to Vasquez, who tucked his shot past the goalkeeper and into the right corner to give the MNT the lead. USA 1, CHI 0

CHI–Marcello Allende 20th minute: Chile played the ball into the box and though it had a pair of opportunities to clear the ball to safety, the USA failed to do so. Allende took advantage, running onto the ball and blasting a shot into the right side to level the game. USA 1, CHI 1

CHI– Gabriel Mazuela (Yerko Leiva), 52nd minute: Seven minutes into the second half, Chile switched momentum in its favor. Leiva played a long rolling through ball from distance into the box. Pulisic tracked it to the left post and dove to fall on it, but could not secure it. Mazuela, who tracked it hopped to it and beat Pulisic to the ball, tapping in from close range to give Chile the lead. USA 1, CHI 2

CHI– Gonzalo Jara 86th minute: With the U.S. pressing to try to earn an equalizer Chile countered and found itself with numbers when it got the ball back to the other end. Jara took the ball to the box and elected to finesse a bender from 22 yards, which proved to be class, curling into the left corner past the diving Pulisic. USA 1, CHI 3

CHI- Camilo Moya, 93rd minute: With the U.S. in an all-out attack, Chile was freed for a counter. Off the break it was Moya that ended up with it in the box and ripped in a game-icing fourth goal. USA 1, CHI 4 (FINAL)

-U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team Match Report-

Match: U-17 Men’s National Team vs. Chile
Date: Oct. 23, 2015
Competition: 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup – Group A
Venue: Estadio Sausalito; Vina Del Mar, Chile
Attendance: TBA
Kickoff: 8 p.m. local (7 p.m. ET)
Weather: 57 degrees; Partly sunny

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 1 0 1
CHI 1 3 4

USA – Brandon Vazquez (Luca de la Torre) 10th minute
CHI – Marcelo Allende 20
CHI – Gabriel Mazuela ( Yerko Leiva) 52
CHI – Gonzalo Jara 86
CHI – Camillo Moya 93

Lineups:
USA: 1-Will Pulisic; 18-Tyler Adams, 15-Danny Barbir (9-Joe Gallardo, 61), 5-Hugo Arellano (capt.), 3-John Nelson (7-Haji Wright, 76); 6-Eric Calvillo, 8-Luca de la Torre (11-Josh Perez, 69), 14-Tanner Dieterich; 20-Alejandro Zendejas, 19-Brandon Vazquez, 10-Christian Pulisic
Subs Not Used
: 2-Matthew Olosunde, 4-Auston Trusty, 12-Kevin Silva, 13-Alexis Velela, 16-Tommy McCabe, 17-Pierre da Silva, 21-Eric Lopez
Head Coach: Richie Williams

CHI: 21-Zacarias Lopez; 2-Simon Ramirez, 3-Fabian Monilla, 4-Manuel Reyes (14-Luciano Diaz, 46), 6-Ignacio Saavedra (5-Diego Gonzalez, 71), 8-Yerko Leiva, 9-Gabreil Mazuela, 10-Marcelo Allende (capt.), 13-Camilo Moya, 15-Rene Melendez, 16-Brian Leiva (7-Gonzalo Jara, 67)
Subs Not Used: 1-Lusi Ureta, 11-Mathisa Pinto, 12-Ignacio Azua, 17-Diego Soto, 18-Walter Ponce,19-Luis Salas, 20-Juan Jose Soriano
Head Coach: Miguel Ponce

Stats Summary: USA / CHI
Shots: 9 / 19
Shots on Goal: 5 / 8
Saves: 4 / 4
Corner Kicks: 9 / 4
Offside: 0 / 1
Fouls: 13 / 17

Misconduct Summary:
CHI – Fabian Monilla (caution) 33rd minute
CHI – Rene Melendez (caution) 34
USA – Brandon Vazquez (caution) 54
USA – Joe Gallardo (caution) 74

Officials:
Referee: Matej Jug (SVN)
Assistant Referee: Matej Zunic (SVN)
Assistant Referee: Gregor Rojko (SVN)
4th official: Mohd Bin Yaacob (MAS)

ussoccer.com Man of the Match: TBA

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U-17 MNT Oct 23, 2015

Game Notes: U-17 MNT Prepares for Final World Cup Group Game Against Chile

U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team Continues FIFA U-17 World Cup Campaign Against Chile

USA concludes group play against tournament hosts on Friday, Oct. 23

VINA DEL MAR, Chile (Oct. 22, 2015) – The United States Under-17 Men’s National Team continues its 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup campaign against tournament hosts Chile in the final match of Group A play at Estadio Sausalito in Viña del Mar, Chile on Friday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. ET (FOX Sports 2/NBC Universo).

The U.S. earned a 2-2 draw against Croatia in their second group game on Oct. 20 and currently sit in third place in the group.

The other match of Group A will pit Croatia against Nigeria at Estadio Francisco Sanchez Rumoroso in Coquimbo, Chile. Nigeria clinched the top spot in Group A with a 5-1 win over Chile on Oct. 20. Croatia sits just one point ahead of the United States in the Group A table.

A total of 24 countries are in Chile participating in the tournament. The top two teams in each group, as well as the best four third-place teams, advance to the Round of 16 on October 28 and 29.

U.S. Roster By Position:

GOALKEEPERS (3): Eric Lopez (LA Galaxy II; Westminster, Calif.), William Pulisic (Richmond United; Mechanicsville, Va.), Kevin Silva (Players Development Academy; Bethlehem, Pa.)
DEFENDERS (8): Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls II; Wappinger Falls, N.Y.),Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy Academy; Norwalk, Calif.), Danny Barbir (West Bromwich Albion; Allentown, Penn.), Tanner Dieterich (Real Salt Lake Academy; Nashville, Tenn.), John Nelson (Internationals; Medina, Ohio), Matthew Olosunde (New York Red Bulls Academy; Trenton, N.J.), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union Academy; Media, Pa.), Alexis Velela (New York Cosmos; San Diego, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Eric Calvillo (Real So Cal; Palmdale, Calif.), Luca de la Torre (Fulham F.C. San Diego, Calif.), Thomas McCabe (Players Development Academy; South Orange, N.J.), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund; Hershey, Pa.), Alejandro Zendejas (FC Dallas; El Paso, Tex.)
FORWARDS (5): Pierre da Silva (Orlando City SC Academy; Port Chester, N.Y.), Joe Gallardo (C.F. Monterrey; San Diego, Calif.), Josh Perez (Unattached; La Habra, Calif.), Brandon Vazquez (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Haji Wright (New York Cosmos; Los Angeles, Calif.)

U.S. Notes:

• Midfielder Christian Pulisic and forward Brandon Vasquez opened their World Cup goal scoring accounts, scoring in the 20th and 40th minutes respectively in the U-17’s 2-2 draw against Croatia on Oct. 20. Midfielder Luca de la provided the assist on Pulisic’s goal, who then turned provider, serving up the cross for Vasquez’s header.

• Head Coach Richie Williams will have his full complement of 21 players available for selection as defender Auston Trusty returns from a one-match suspension from a red card he was shown in the 87th minute of the opening match against Nigeria.

• Nineteen of the 21 players on the roster were born in 1998, with Tyler Adams and Eric Lopez being the lone players born in 1999.

• Nineteen players on this roster were a part of the U-17 team that defeated Jamaica in penalty kicks in March to qualify for the World Cup.

• William Pulisic started as the goalkeeper in every match for the U-17's in the CONCACAF Championship.

• Arellano (two goals), Da Silva (one goal), de la Torre (one goal), Gallardo (nine goals), Perez (eight goals), Pulisic (four goals), Vasquez (four goals), Wright (three goals) and Zendejas (two goals) all tallied goals with the U-17s this year leading into the World Cup.

• Twenty players on the roster are products of the Development Academy: Adams (New York Red Bulls Academy),Arellano (LA Galaxy Academy), Barbir (Players Development Academy), Calvillo (Real So Cal), da Silva (Orlando City SC Academy), de la Torre (Nomads SC & San Diego Surf), Dieterich (Real Salt Lake AZ),Gallardo (Nomads SC), Lopez (LA Galaxy Academy), McCabe (Players Development Academy), Nelson (Internationals), Olosunde (New York Red Bulls Academy), Perez (Chivas USA),

C. Pulisic (PA Classics), W. Pulisic (Richmond United), Silva (Players Development Academy), Trusty (Philadelphia Union), Velela (San Diego Surf), Wright (LA Galaxy Academy), Zendejas (FC Dallas Academy).

USA vs. CHILE:

• The United States have never faced Chile in U-17 World Cup play.

• On Nov. 18, 2014, the United States played Chile to a 2-2 draw in the opener of the 2014 Copa Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins tournament at Nelson Oyarzun de Chillan Stadium. Christian Pulisic equalized in the 62nd minute and provided the assist on Pierre Da Silva’s 81st minute strike.

• The U.S. holds a 5-3-1 advantage over South American opposition in U-17 World Cup play.

IN FOCUS: CHILE

Federación de Fútbol de Chile
Founded: 1895
FIFA affiliation: 1913
Head Coach: Miguel Ponce
U-17 World Cup Appearances: 1993, 1997

CHILE ROSTER BY POSITION:

GOALKEEPERS (3): Ignacio Azua, Zacarias Lopez, Luis Ureta
DEFENDERS (3): Fabian Monilla, Juan Jose Soriano, Diego Soto
MIDFIELDERS (9): Marcelo Allende, Luciano Diaz, Diego Gonzalez, Gonzalo Jara, Yerko Leiva, Rene Melendez, Camilo Moya, Simon Ramirez, Ignacio Saavedra
FORWARDS (6): Brian Leiva, Gabriel Mazuela, Mathias Pinto, Walter Ponce, Manuel Reyes, Luis Salas

CHILE NOTES:

• Chile drew their first match against Croatia 1-1 on Oct. 17 and fell to Nigeria 1-5 on Oct. 20. 

• This is Chile’s third appearance in the U-17 World Cup. In their debut in 1993, Chile finished third, their best performance to date. Four years later Chile qualified for the tournament in 1997 but failed to advance out of the group stages.

• Chile automatically qualified for the tournament as hosts but took part in the 2015 South American U-17 Championship, finishing at the bottom of their group with a 0-4-0 record and conceding 12 goals. 

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YNT Oct 22, 2015

FOX Sports, NBC Universo and Telemundo to Televise All U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team Matches During FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile

CHICAGO (Oct. 14, 2015) – FOX Sports, NBC Universo and Telemundo will televise all three of the U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team matches during the 2015 FIFA Under-17 World Cup from Oct. 17-Nov. 8 in Chile. 

The three group matches for the U.S. against Nigeria on Oct. 17, Croatia on Oct. 20 and Chile on Oct. 23 will be televised in English language on FS2. In Spanish language, Telemundo will air the opening match against Chile, while the U.S. matches against Croatia and Chile we be featured on NBC Universo. 

The U.S. kicks off against Nigeria, the most successful nation in the tournament’s history with four titles, in the opening game of the tournament at 3:55 p.m. ET. 

All matches on FS2 are available for live streaming via the FOX Sports GO app and online at FOXSportsGO.com. All 52 matches listed below are also available live and on-demand on FOX Soccer 2Go. 

A total of 24 countries participate in the tournament. The top two teams in each group, as well as the best four third-place teams, advance to the Round of 16 on October 28 and 29. 

U.S. Under-17 head coach Richie Williams announced his 21-player roster on Oct. 2, naming 20 products of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. 

The World Cup will be played in eight cities in Chile: Chillan, Concepcion, Coquimbo, La Serena, Puerto Montt, Santiago/Nunoa, Talca, and Vina Del Mar. The championship and third place matches take place Sunday, Nov. 8, at the 24,000-capacity Estadio Sausalito in Vina del Mar. 

The U.S. qualified for the U-17 World Cup with a third-place finish at the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship in March. After winning its group with a 3-1-1 record, the U.S. clinched its spot in Chile by defeating Jamaica 5-4 in penalty kicks. 

This is the 15th occasion that the USA has advanced to a FIFA World Youth Championship or World Cup at this age group. The USA’s best performance was a fourth-place finish at the FIFA U-17 World Youth Championship in 1999 that included wins against Uruguay and Mexico. The U.S. nearly reached the final, falling in a penalty kick shootout to Australia in the semifinal. 

DATE                          TIME (ET)      MATCH                                  NETWORK
Saturday, Oct. 17         2:55 PM           England vs. Guinea                  FOX Soccer Plus, NBCDeportes.com
Saturday, Oct. 17       3:55 PM          Nigeria vs. USA                      FS2, Telemundo
Saturday, Oct. 17         5:55 PM           Brazil vs. Korea Republic        FOX Soccer Plus, NBCD.com
Saturday, Oct. 17         6:55 PM           Chile vs. Croatia                      FS2, NBC Universo
Sunday, Oct. 18           2:55 PM           Australia vs. Germany             FS2, Telemundo
Sunday, Oct. 18           2:55 PM           Belgium vs. Mali                      FOX Soccer Plus, NBCD.com
Sunday, Oct. 18           5:55 PM           Mexico vs. Argentina               FS2, NBC Universo
Sunday, Oct. 18           5:55 PM           Honduras vs. Ecuador              FOX Soccer Plus, NBCD.com
Monday, Oct. 19          3:55 PM           New Zealand vs. France          FS2, NBCD.com
Monday, Oct. 19          3:55 PM           South Africa vs. Costa Rica     FOX Soccer Plus, NBC Universo
Monday, Oct. 19          6:55 PM           Korea DPR vs. Russia              FS2, NBCD.com
Monday, Oct. 19          6:55 PM           Syria vs. Paraguay                   FOX Soccer Plus, NBC Universo
Tuesday, Oct. 20        5:00 PM          USA vs. Croatia                      FS2, NBC Universo
Tuesday, Oct. 20         5:00 PM           England vs. Brazil                    FOX Soccer Plus, NBCD.com
Tuesday, Oct. 20         6:55 PM           Chile vs. Nigeria                       FS2, NBC Universo
Tuesday, Oct. 20         6:55 PM           Korea Republic vs. Guinea       FOX Soccer Plus, NBCD.com
Wednesday, Oct. 21    5:00 PM           Australia vs. Mexico                 FS2, Telemundo
Wednesday, Oct. 21    5:00 PM           Belgium vs. Honduras               FOX Soccer Plus, NBCD.com
Wednesday, Oct. 21    6:55 PM           Argentina vs. Germany             FS2, NBC Universo
Wednesday, Oct. 21    6:55 PM           Ecuador vs. Mali                       FOX Soccer Plus, NBCD.com
Thursday, Oct. 22        3:55 PM           South Africa vs. Korea DPR    FOX Soccer Plus, NBCD.com
Thursday, Oct. 22        6:55 PM           Russia vs. Costa Rica               FS2, NBCD.com
Thursday, Oct. 22        6:55 PM           Paraguay vs. France                 FOX Soccer Plus, NBC Universo
Thursday, Oct. 22        11:00 PM         New Zealand vs. Syria             FS2, NBCDeportes.com
Friday, Oct. 23             5:00 PM           Korea Republic vs. England    FS2, NBCD.com
Friday, Oct. 23           6:55 PM          USA vs. Chile                          FS2, NBC Universo
Friday, Oct. 23             6:55 PM           Croatia vs. Nigeria                   FOX Soccer Plus, NBCD.com
Friday, Oct. 23             9:00 PM           Guinea vs. Brazil                     FS2, NBCD.com
Saturday, Oct. 24         2:55 PM           Ecuador vs. Belgium                FS2, NBCD.com
Saturday, Oct. 24         2:55 PM           Mali vs. Honduras                    FOX Soccer Plus, Telemundo
Saturday, Oct. 24         5:55 PM           Germany vs. Mexico                FS2, Telemundo
Saturday, Oct. 24         5:55 PM           Argentina vs. Australia            FOX Soccer Plus, NBC Universo
Sunday, Oct. 25           2:55 PM           France vs. Syria                        FS2, NBCD.com
Sunday, Oct. 25           2:55 PM           Paraguay vs. New Zealand       FOX Soccer Plus, Telemundo
Sunday, Oct. 25           5:55 PM           Costa Rica vs. Korea DPR       FS2, NBC Universo
Sunday, Oct. 25           5:55 PM           Russia vs. South Africa            FOX Soccer Plus, NBCD.com
Wednesday, Oct. 28    3:55 PM           ROUND OF 16                         FS2, NBCD.com
Wednesday, Oct. 28    3:55 PM           ROUND OF 16                         FOX Soccer Plus, NBCD.com
Wednesday, Oct. 28    6:55 PM           ROUND OF 16                         FS2, NBC Universo
Wednesday, Oct. 28    6:55 PM           ROUND OF 16                         FOX Soccer Plus, NBCD.com
Thursday, Oct. 29        3:55 PM           ROUND OF 16                         FS2, NBCD.com
Thursday, Oct. 29        3:55 PM           ROUND OF 16                         FOX Soccer Plus, NBCD.com
Thursday, Oct. 29        6:55 PM           ROUND OF 16                         FS2, NBC Universo.com
Thursday, Oct. 29        6:55 PM           ROUND OF 16                         FOX Soccer Plus, NBCD.com
Sunday, Nov. 1            1:55 PM           QUARTERFINAL                   FS2, Telemundo
Sunday, Nov. 1            4:55 PM           QUARTERFINAL                   FS2, Telemundo
Monday, Nov. 2          2:55 PM           QUARTERFINAL                    FS2, NBC Universo
Monday, Nov. 2          5:55 PM           QUARTERFINAL                    FS2, NBC Universo
Thursday, Nov. 5         5:55 PM           SEMIFINAL                            FS2, Telemundo
Thursday, Nov. 5         8:00 PM           SEMIFINAL                            FS2, Telemundo
Sunday, Nov. 8            1:55 PM           3rd PLACE MATCH               FS2, NBC Universo
Sunday, Nov. 8            4:55 PM           FINAL                                      FS2, Telemund

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U-17 MNT Oct 16, 2015

Richie Williams Names 21-Player Roster for FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Chile

CHICAGO (Oct. 2, 2015) - U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team head coach Richie Williams has named the 21-player roster that will represent the United States at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, which runs from Oct. 17-Nov. 8 in Chile.

“I think it’s a pretty well-rounded roster,” said Williams. “When you look over the two-plus years we’ve been together, we’ve had the ability to push forward and score goals with a lot of talented attacking players, but also on the defensive end we’ve had a lot of great games where we’ve defended well. We were able to play a good amount of international matches and domestic matches, and we hope through all of those experiences we have a really balanced team of 21 players that comes together and gets positive results.”

The U-17’s were drawn into Group A with host Chile, Croatia and Nigeria and open group play against Nigeria on Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. ET in Santiago. The team will then square off with Croatia on Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. ET in Vina Del Mar and Chile on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. ET in Vina Del Mar.

Nineteen players on the roster were a part of the Under-17 team that defeated Jamaica in penalty kicks in March to qualify the USA for the World Cup and 20 are products of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.

The team will bring along nine of its goal scorers from 2015 to Chile: Hugo Arellano, Pierre da Silva, Luca de la Torre, Joe Gallardo, Josh Perez, Christian Pulisic, Brandon Vazquez, Haji Wright and Alejandro Zendejas. Perez leads the way with six goals this year.

The World Cup will be played in eight cities in Chile: Chillan, Concepcion, Coquimbo, La Serena, Puerto Montt, Santiago/Nunoa, Talca, and Vina Del Mar. The championship and third place matches take place Sunday, Nov. 8, at the 24,000-capacity Estadio Sausalito in Vina del Mar.

A total of 24 countries participate in the tournament. The top two teams in each group, as well as the best four third-place teams, advance to the Round of 16 on October 28 and 29.

In its last U-17 World Cup appearance in 2011, the USA was drawn into Group D where it finished in second place (1-1-1) ahead of New Zealand and the Czech Republic, and behind Uzbekistan. The MNT faced off with Germany in the Round of 16, falling 4-0 to the eventual third-place finisher.

The U.S. qualified for the U-17 World Cup with a third-place finish at the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship in March. After winning its group with a 3-1-1 record, the U.S. clinched its spot in Chile by defeating Jamaica 5-4 in penalty kicks.

This is the 15th occasion that the USA has advanced to a FIFA World Youth Championship or World Cup at this age group. The USA’s best performance was a fourth-place finish at the FIFA U-17 World Youth Championship in 1999 that included wins against Uruguay and Mexico. The U.S. nearly reached the final, falling in a penalty kick shootout to Australia in the semifinal.

Roster by Position:

GOALKEEPERS (3):  Eric Lopez (LA Galaxy II; Westminster, Calif.), William Pulisic (Richmond United; Mechanicsville, Va.), Kevin Silva (Players Development Academy; Bethlehem, Pa.)
DEFENDERS (8): Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls II; Wappinger Falls, N.Y.),Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy Academy; Norwalk, Calif.), Danny Barbir (West Bromwich Albion; Allentown, Penn.), Tanner Dieterich (Real Salt Lake Academy; Nashville, Tenn.), John Nelson (Internationals; Medina, Ohio), Matthew Olosunde (New York Red Bulls Academy; Trenton, N.J.), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union Academy; Media, Pa.), Alexis Velela (New York Cosmos; San Diego, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Eric Calvillo (Real So Cal; Palmdale, Calif.), Luca de la Torre (Fulham F.C. San Diego, Calif.), Thomas McCabe (Players Development Academy; South Orange, N.J.), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund; Hershey, Pa.), Alejandro Zendejas (FC Dallas; El Paso, Tex.)
FORWARDS (5): Pierre da Silva (Orlando City SC Academy; Port Chester, N.Y.), Joe Gallardo (C.F. Monterrey; San Diego, Calif.), Josh Perez (Unattached; La Habra, Calif.), Brandon Vazquez (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Haji Wright (New York Cosmos; Los Angeles, Calif.)

Roster Notes:

  • Nineteen of the 21 players on the roster were born in 1998, with Tyler Adams and Eric Lopez the couple players born in 1999
  • Twenty players on the roster are products of the Development Academy: Adams (New York Red Bulls Academy),Arellano (LA Galaxy Academy), Barbir (Players Development Academy), Calvillo(Real So Cal), da Silva (Orlando City SC Academy), de la Torre (Nomads SC & San Diego Surf), Dieterich (Real Salt Lake AZ),Gallardo (Nomads SC), Lopez (LA Galaxy Academy), McCabe(Players Development Academy), Nelson(Internationals), Olosunde (New York Red Bulls Academy), Perez (Chivas USA),C. Pulisic (PA Classics), W. Pulisic (Richmond United), Silva(Players Development Academy), Trusty(Philadelphia Union), Velela (San Diego Surf), Wright (LA Galaxy Academy),Zendejas (FC Dallas Academy).
  • Nineteen players on this roster were a part of the U-17 team that defeated Jamaica in Penalty Kicks in March to qualify for the World Cup.
  • William Pulisic started as the goalkeeper in every match for the U-17’s in the CONCACAF Championship
  • Arellano, Da Silva, de la Torre, Gallardo, Perez, Christian Pulisic, Vazquez, Wright and Zendejas have each tallied goals with the U-17’s this year. Perez leads the way having scored six times in 2015.
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