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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

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
0-2 L Cotton Bowl; Dallas, Texas --
3-2 W OT Cotton Bowl; Dallas, Texas Rubin (2), Spencer
1-0 W Cotton Bowl; Dallas, Texas Rubin
3-0 W Richland College (field 10); Dallas, Texas Lopez, Pfeffer, Gall
3-2 W Cotton Bowl; Dallas, Texas Spencer (2), Rubin

2014 Dallas Cup

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
D 5-11 165 Sunnyvale, Calif.
D 5-10 150 Plano, Texas FC Dallas
F 5-11 160 Rochester, N.Y. Real Salt Lake
GK 5-10 155 Union City, N.J. New York Red Bulls Academy
D 5-11 165 Reston, Va.
M 5-8 145 Glendora, Calif. Toronto FC
M 6-2 181 Ouro Branco, Brazil Cruzeiro
M 5-9 140 Herndon, Va. Columbus Crew
M 5-8 160 Santa Cruz, Calif. Sunderland (England)
D 6-1 165 Keller, Texas
F 5-11 145 San Diego, Calif.
D 6-4 185 Clifton, N.J. Chelsea FC
D 5-11 155 Powder Springs, Ga. Huracan Valencia (Spain)
F 5-6 145 Morganville, N.J. Club Tijuana (Mexico)
D 6-4 184 Lee's Summit, Mo. Sporting Kansas City
M 5-8 143 Dresher, Pa. Philadelphia Union
D 5-8 146 Carpinteria, Calif. Club Tijuana (Mexico)
F 5-10 160 Beaverton, Ore. Utrecht (Netherlands)
F 6-5 180 Albuquerque, N.M. Molde FK (Norway)
GK 6-3 190 Downingtown, Pa. SC Freiburg (Germany)
D 6-1 180 San Luis Obispo, California UANL Tigres

2014 Dallas Cup

Michael Amick

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-11

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Sunnyvale, Calif.

Kellyn Acosta

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-10

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Plano, Texas

Club:
FC Dallas

Jordan Allen

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-11

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Rochester, N.Y.

Club:
Real Salt Lake

Santiago Castano

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-10

Weight:
155

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Union City, N.J.

Club:
New York Red Bulls Academy

Suliaman Dainkeh

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-11

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Reston, Va.

Marco Delgado

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Glendora, Calif.

Club:
Toronto FC

Luis Felipe

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
6-2

Weight:
181

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Ouro Branco, Brazil

Club:
Cruzeiro

Romain Gall

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Weight:
140

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Herndon, Va.

Club:
Columbus Crew

Lynden Gooch

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Santa Cruz, Calif.

Club:
Sunderland (England)

Trevor Haberkorn

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-1

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Keller, Texas

Benjamin Lopez

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-11

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Matt Miazga

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-4

Weight:
185

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Clifton, N.J.

Club:
Chelsea FC

Shaquell Moore

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-11

Weight:
155

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Powder Springs, Ga.

Club:
Huracan Valencia (Spain)

Amando Moreno

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-6

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Morganville, N.J.

Club:
Club Tijuana (Mexico)

Erik Palmer-Brown

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-4

Weight:
184

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Lee's Summit, Mo.

Club:
Sporting Kansas City

Zachary Pfeffer

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
143

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Dresher, Pa.

Club:
Philadelphia Union

John Requejo

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

Weight:
146

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Carpinteria, Calif.

Club:
Club Tijuana (Mexico)

Rubio Rubin

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-10

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Beaverton, Ore.

Club:
Utrecht (Netherlands)

Ben Spencer

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-5

Weight:
180

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Albuquerque, N.M.

Club:
Molde FK (Norway)

Zack Steffen

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-3

Weight:
190

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Downingtown, Pa.

Club:
SC Freiburg (Germany)

Jesus Vazquez

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-1

Weight:
180

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
San Luis Obispo, California

Club:
UANL Tigres

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