U.S. Soccer

2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship

Panama City, Panama

Five Things to Know About U-20 MNT Forward Josh Sargent

One of the U.S. Youth National Team's brightest prospects, forward Josh Sargent has made waves of late not only for the U-17 Men's National Team, but as part of the U.S. selection at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Korea Republic. 

Here are five things you should know about the O'Fallon, Mo., product. 

St. Louis Bred

Hailing from the St. Louis suburb of O’Fallon, Josh Sargent made early plans when it came to soccer. According to his mother Liane, the future U-17 MNT forward learned how to kick a ball at age three and began telling friends and family that he was going to be a professional soccer player one day.

The soccer-rich environment of St. Louis certainly helped nurture those ambitions, but they were cultivated by his family as well. Both Liane and his father Jeff played collegiately, while his two sisters are also following in his footsteps in the game.

St. Louis Scott Gallagher

Sargent follows a long line of talent that suited up for powerhouse U.S. Soccer Development Academy Club St. Louis Scott Gallagher-Missouri, including current MNT defender Tim Ream, assistant coach Pat Noonan and former U.S. international Taylor Twellman.

Along with having a soccer family, Sargent credits the players and staff at SLSG for helping him reach the U.S. Youth National Team setup.

“It has been great these past few years. Playing in the Development Academy has really improved my game and the coaches know what they’re talking about,” Sargent told ussoccer.com last October. “The coaches are great guys. They’ve not only taught me how to be a better soccer player but how to become a better person overall. They are the type of people that will take care of you, mentor you, and show you what to do and how to do it.”

U.S. Youth National Teams

Having first appeared at a U-14 Training Camp in 2013, Sargent progressed on to the U-15 level where he notably took part in an international training camp in England in 2015.

Towards the end of that year, Sargent played for the rising U-15 Boys National Team at the 2015 Nike International Friendlies and then joined the U-17 MNT Residency Program. Prior to the 2017 FIFA U-17 Championship in April, Sargent amassed 14 goals and seven assists in 29 international matches, including his four goals and two assists during three matches as the U.S. won the 2016 Nike International Friendlies

Sargent captained the U-17 MNT at this spring's regional World Cup Qualifying tournament, racking up five goals and two assists in five games as the U.S. finished as runners-up in the tournament. Sargent particularly impressed during the USA's 4-3 comeback win against Mexico during the Group Stage, tallying two goals, one of which made that night's SportsCenter Top 10.

WATCH: Josh Sargent's Stunning Individual Effort vs. Mexico

Making Professional Waves

Sargent’s play for the U-17 MNT has put him in the spotlight for more than a few professional clubs. Last Summer, the O’Fallen, Mo., product spent two weeks training with Sporting Kansas City, who has since been confirmed to hold his league rights should he decide to sign with M.L.S., but there could be other opportunities.

Later in October, Sargent took a week-long training spell with Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven – a club where current MNT left back DaMarcus Beasley got his European start. Then after training with the U-20 MNT in January, Sargent went on another stint with German club Schalke, where fellow U.S. youth internationals Haji Wright, Weston McKennie and Nicholas Taitague currently reside.

U-20 MNT

Days after helping the U.S. qualify for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, Sargent was named to Tab Ramos' final roster for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Korea Republic. With the chance to become just the second player to appear in both U-17 and U-20 World Cup events during the same year, Sargent picked up where he left off, tallying two goals to lead the comeback in the USA's 3-3 draw with Ecuador to open proceedings in Korea.

At 17 years, 91 days, Sargent became the youngest player in U.S. history to score and just the sixth U.S. player to record a multi-goal game at the event. 

Three days later, the 17-year-old was on target again, tallying what would stand as the game-winner in the 34th minute of the USA's 1-0 victory against Senegal.

Sargent tallied the first goal in the U-20 MNT's 6-0 Round of 16 win against New Zealand. With the strike, Sargent took his tournament total to four goals, tying Taylor Twellman (1999), Eddie Johnson (2003) and Jozy Altidore (2007) for most by a U.S. player at the FIFA U-20 World Cup. 

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Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
1-1 D 4-5 PK's Estadio Rommel Fernández; Panama City, Panama 233 Carleton
6-2 W Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama Vassilev, Carleton, Coll(og), Jones, Reynolds, Weah
3-0 W Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama Sargent(2), Akinola
1-0 W Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama 186 Jones
4-3 W Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama 198 Sargent(2), Ferri, Akinola
5-0 W Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama 132 Durkin, Weah, Sargent, Akinola(2)

2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship - April 21-May 7 - Panama

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
M 5-7 131 Hollywood, Florida Weston FC
F 5-9 182 Brampton, Ontario Toronto FC
M 5-8 145 Eden, Utah Real Salt Lake AZ
F 5-8 138 Powder Springs, Georgia Atlanta United FC
M 5-11 169 Glen Allen, Va. D.C. United
M 5-8 171 Southlake, Texas Solar Chelsea SC
GK 6-1 162 Miami, Fla. Kendall SC
D 5-9 155 Montclair, N.J. New York Red Bulls
M 5-8 154 Locust Grove, Ga. Atlanta United FC
F 5-10 152 Clarkston, Ga. Atlanta United FC
D 5-9 156 Charlotte, N.C. Sporting KC Academy
F 6-2 165 Little Elm, Texas FC Dallas
D 5-11 162 Rye, N.Y. New York City FC
GK 6-3 170 Philadelphia, Pa. Benfica (Portugal)
F 5-11 174 O'Fallen, Mo. Scott Gallagher Missouri
D 5-11 164 Mira Loma, Calif. FC Golden State
M 5-8 159 Savannah, Ga. IMG Academy
M 5-5 131 Hood River, Ore. Portland Timbers
D 6-0 157 Fort Wayne, Ind. IMG Academy
F 6-0 145 Rosedale, N.Y. Paris Saint-Germain F.C. (France)

2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship - April 21-May 7 - Panama

George Acosta

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Weight:
131

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Hollywood, Florida

Club:
Weston FC

Ayo Akinola

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-9

Weight:
182

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Brampton, Ontario

Club:
Toronto FC

Taylor Booth

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Eden, Utah

Club:
Real Salt Lake AZ

Andrew Carleton

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-8

Weight:
138

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Powder Springs, Georgia

Club:
Atlanta United FC

Christopher Durkin

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-11

Weight:
169

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Glen Allen, Va.

Club:
D.C. United

Blaine Ferri

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
171

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Southlake, Texas

Club:
Solar Chelsea SC

Justin Garces

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-1

Weight:
162

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Miami, Fla.

Club:
Kendall SC

Chris Gloster

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-9

Weight:
155

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Montclair, N.J.

Club:
New York Red Bulls

Christopher Goslin

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
154

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Locust Grove, Ga.

Club:
Atlanta United FC

Zyen Jones

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-10

Weight:
152

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Clarkston, Ga.

Club:
Atlanta United FC

Jaylin Lindsey

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-9

Weight:
156

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Charlotte, N.C.

Club:
Sporting KC Academy

Bryan Reynolds Jr.

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-2

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Little Elm, Texas

Club:
FC Dallas

James Sands

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-11

Weight:
162

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Rye, N.Y.

Club:
New York City FC

C.J. Dos Santos

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-3

Weight:
170

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Philadelphia, Pa.

Club:
Benfica (Portugal)

Joshua Sargent

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-11

Weight:
174

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
O'Fallen, Mo.

Club:
Scott Gallagher Missouri

Arturo Vasquez

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-11

Weight:
164

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Mira Loma, Calif.

Club:
FC Golden State

Indiana Vassilev

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
159

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Savannah, Ga.

Club:
IMG Academy

Adrian Villegas

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Weight:
131

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Hood River, Ore.

Club:
Portland Timbers

Akil Watts

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-0

Weight:
157

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Fort Wayne, Ind.

Club:
IMG Academy

Timothy Weah

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-0

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Rosedale, N.Y.

Club:
Paris Saint-Germain F.C. (France)

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
Panama 3 2 0 1 5 2 3 7
Honduras 3 2 1 0 8 5 3 6
Curacao 3 1 2 0 1 4 -3 3
Haiti
3 0 2 1 1 4 -3 1

Group B

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
Costa Rica
3 3 0 0 8 2 6 9
Cuba 3 1 1 1 4 5 -1 4
Canada 3 1 2 0 4 4 0 3
Suriname 3 0 2 1 1 6 -5 1

Group C

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
United States 3 3 0 0 10 3 7 9
Mexico 3 2 1 0 14 5 9 6
Jamaica 
3 1 2 0 4 11 -7 3
El Salvador 3 0 3 0 1 10 -9 0

Group A Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
April 21 Curacao vs. Haiti 1-0 Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
April 21
Panama vs. Honduras 4-2
Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
April 24 Honduras vs. Curacao 3-0
Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
April 24 Panama vs. Haiti 0-0 Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
April 27
Honduras vs. Haiti 3-1 Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
April 27
Panama vs. Curacao 1-0 Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama

Group B Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
April 22 Cuba vs. Surinam 1-1
Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
April 22
Costa Rica vs. Canada 2-1
Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
April 25 Canada vs. Cuba 1-2 Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
April 25 Costa Rrica vs. Surinam 3-0
Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
April 28
Canada vs. Surinam 2-0 Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
April 28
Costa Rrica vs. Cuba 3-1 Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama


Group C Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
April 23 Jamaica vs. United States 0-4 Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
April 23
Mexico vs. El Salvador 6-0
Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
April 26 El Salvador vs. Jamaica 1-3 Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
April 26 Mexico vs. United States 3-4
Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
April 29
El Salvador vs. United States 0-1 Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
April 29
Mexico vs. Jamaica 5-1
Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama

Classification Stage

Group D

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
United States 2 2 0 0 9 2 7 6
 Honduras
2 1 1 0 7 4 3 3
Cuba 2 0 2 0 3 13 -10 0

Group E

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Mexico 2 2 0 0 7 1 6 6
Costa Rica 2 1 1 0 3 7 -4 3
Panama
2 0 2 0 1 3 -2 0

Classification Stage Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
May 1 Cuba vs. Honduras 1-7 Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
May 1 Costa Rica vs. Panama 2-1
Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
May 3 Honduras vs. United States 0-3
Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
May 3 Panama vs. Mexico 0-1 Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
May 5 Cuba vs. United States 6-2
Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
May 5 Costa Rica vs. Mexico 1-6 Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama

Final

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
May 7 United States vs. Mexico 1-1 (4-5 PKs)
Estadio Rommel Fernández; Panama City, Panama

2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship Format:

The CONCACAF U-17 Championship format features three groups of four teams. The previous tournament featured two groups of six teams.

As host, Panama was seeded at the top of one of the three groups, while Costa Rica and Mexico were also assigned as the remaining two seeds. Mexico earns its seed as the current CONCACAF champion, while Costa Rica’s seed came as the result of being the best-placed CONCACAF team from the last edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, excluding the regional champion and host.

The top two teams in each of the three groups will advance to the Classification Stage, which features two groups (D and E) of three teams each. In the Classification Stage, the top two finishers from each group will qualify for the U-17 World Cup to be played from Oct 6-28 in India. Additionally, the first-place teams from Groups D and E will play for the 2017 CONCACAF championship.

U.S. U-17 Men's National Team - 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship Stats

Record: 5-0-1

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Y/R

Acosta, George M 5 3 268 0 3 0/0
Akinola, Ayo F 5 5 388 4 2 0/0
Booth, Taylor M 3 2 183 0 0 1/0
Carleton, Andrew F 6 5 382 2 2 0/0
Durkin, Chris M 5 5 447 1 0 0/0
Ferri, Blaine M 4 4 247 1 2 0/0
Garces, Justin GK 5 5 450 0 0 0/0
Gloster, Chris D 5 5 405 0 0 0/0
Goslin, Chris M 5 3 272 0 0 1/0
Jones, Zyen
F 2 1 107 2 0 0/0
Lindsey, Jaylin D 5 5 450 0 1 0/0
Reynolds, Bryan F 3 1 128 1 1 0/0
Sands, James M 5 5 450 0 0 0/0
dos Santos, Carlos GK 1 1 90 0 0 0/0
Sargent, Josh F 5 5 405 5 2 0/0
Vasquez, Arturo M 5 5 450 0 0 1/0
Vassilev, Indiana M 3 2 182 1 0 1/0
Villegas, Adrian M 1 1 90 0 0 0/0
Watts, Akil M 4 2 229 0 0 0/0
Weah, Tim F 6 1 216 2 2 1/0
Own Goal 1
Totals
6 6 540 20 15 5/0
Opponent Totals
6 6 540 6 3 7/0

2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Garces, Justin 5 5 450 19 6 2 1.20 4-0-1
dos Santos, Carlos 1 1 90 1 0 1 0.00 1-0-0
Totals 6 6 540 20 6 3 1.00 5-0-1
Opponent Totals 6 6 540 6 20 0 3.33 0-5-1

Updated through May 7, 2017

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