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USA Advances to U-17 World Cup Round of 16 as Third Place Finisher in Group A after 3-1 Loss to Colombia

NAVI MUMBAI, India (Oct. 12, 2017) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team advanced to the Round of 16 at the FIFA U-17 World Cup as one of the tournament’s best third-place finishers in group play after a 3-1 loss to Colombia. The U.S. will face either Group B winner Paraguay or the Group C winner in the Round of 16 dependent on the results of the final group play matches. 

The USA began the day atop Group A thanks to wins against World Cup host India (3-0) and eventual group winner Ghana (1-0), but slipped to third after Ghana beat India 4-0 and Colombia won the head-to-head tie-breaker with the U.S. after the two teams tied on points and goal differential.

2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship Classification Group D

Team

GP

W

L

D

Pts.

GF

GA

GD

Ghana

3

2

1

0

6

5

1

4

Colombia

3

2

1

0

6

5

3

2

USA

3

2

1

0

6

5

3

2

India

3

0

3

0

0

1

9

-8

After a slow start by the U.S. gifted Colombia an early lead in the third minute via a long throw-in and missed clearance, the young Americans found their grit and groove, getting stuck in on tackles and passing well in possession. As the game tilted towards the U.S., a moment of brilliance from Andrew Carleton, who beat two Colombia defenders one-on-one, set up George Acosta for the tying goal in the 24th minute.

After the break, Colombia’s attack and constant pressure disrupted the U.S. offense and eventually turned the game in Los Cafeteros’ favor. Although U.S. goalkeeper Justin Garces made a handful of fine saves in the second stanza to keep the U.S. within sight of winning the group, there was little he could do to prevent Colombia’s go-ahead goal in the 67th minute – a sharp-angle free kick from Juan Peñaloza. Deiber Caicedo then provided the goal – combined with Ghana’s win against India – and the final 3-1 scoreline that pushed the U.S. into third place.

Up Next: The U.S. U-17 MNT will travel to play its Round of 16 match. Depending on results from other groups’ final matches, the USA could face Group B winner Paraguay on Oct. 16 in New Delhi (10:30 a.m.; FS2, telemundo.com) or the winner of Group C on Oct. 17 in Goa (7:30 a.m.; FOX Soccer Plus, Universo).

Social: Twitter (@ussoccer_ynt; @ussoccer_esp); Facebook; Instagram

Goal Scoring Rundown:
COL – Juan Vidal, 3rd minute: A long throw-in from the right sideline into the U.S. box was headed on towards the goal. The U.S. defense failed to clear the danger and the ball fell to Juan Vidal, who tucked his close-range shot inside the right post past goalkeeper Justin Garces. USA 0, COL 1

USA – George Acosta (Andrew Carleton), 24th minute: Andrew Carleton did well to beat two Colombia defenders one-v-one and drive to the right end line before cutting a ball across the box behind an unmarked Acosta who was able to redirect his run to reach back and snap a low, one-time shot past Colombian ‘keeper Kevin Mier. USA 1, COL 1

COL – Juan Peñaloza, 67th minute: The U.S. gave away a free kick four yards from the left end line that Peñaloza was able to lift over the USA wall before it dipped beneath the crossbar into the far, upper right corner of the U.S. goal. USA 1, COL 2

USA – Deiber Caicedo (Juan Peñaloza), 87th minute:
An attack down the USA’s left flank saw Peñaloza beat his man and rifle a low pass across the USA box that reached Caicedo on the back right post. Caicedo hit a one-time shot between Garces and the right post to provide the final margin. USA 1, COL 3 FINAL

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

Match: U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team vs. Colombia
Date: Oct. 12, 2017
Competition: FIFA U-17 World Cup – Group A
Venue: Dr. DY Patil Stadium; Navi Mumbai, India
Kickoff: 10:30 a.m. ET (8 p.m. local)
Attendance: 22,263
Weather: 82 degrees; Partly cloudy

Scoring Summary:               1         2         F
USA                                        1          0          1
COL                                         1          2          3

COL – Juan Vidal                                           3rd minute
USA – George Acosta (Andrew Carleton)     24
COL – Juan Penaloza (free kick)                   67
COL – Deiber Caicedo (Juan Penaloza)        87

Lineups:
USA:  1-Justin Garces, 2-Jaylin Lindsey, 3-Chris Gloster, 4-James Sands, 6-Chris Durkin, 7-Ayo Akinola, 9-Josh Sargent (Capt.), 11-Andrew Carleton (19-Jacobo Reyes, 69), 13-Sergino Dest, 15-George Acosta (8-Blaine Ferri, 78), 20-Chris Goslin (10-Tim Weah, 87)
Subs Not Used: 5-Tyler Shaver, 12-CJ Dos Santos, 14-Akil Watts, 16-Taylor Booth, 17-Bryan Reynolds, 18-Indiana Vassilev, 21-Alex Budnik
Head Coach: John Hackworth

COL: 2-Andres Cifuentes, 3-Guillermo Tegue, 5-Thomas Gutierrez (Capt.), 6-Andres Perea, 7-Leandro Campaz (13-Robert Mejia, 46), 10-Brayan Gomez (14-Yadir Meneses, 56), 11-Juan Penaloza, 12-Kevin Mier, 17-Deiber Caicedo, 19-Juan Vidal, 20-Etilso Martinez
Subs Not Used: 1-Nicolas Gomez, 4-Christian Andrade, 8-Luis Lopez, 9-Santiago Barrero, 15-Gustavo Carvajal, 16-Fabian Angel, 18-Deyman Cortes, 21-Daniel Melo
Head Coach: Orlando Restrepo

Stats Summary: USA/COL
Shots: 8/10
Shots on Goal: 3/6
Saves: 3/2
Corner Kicks: 5/5
Fouls: 8/16
Offside: 2/1

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials:
Referee: Artur Dias (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Rui Barbosa (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Paulo Alexandre Santos Soares (POR)
Fourth Official: Anna-Marie Keighley (NZL)

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

Match: U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team vs. Colombia
Date: Oct. 12, 2017
Competition: FIFA U-17 World Cup – Group A
Venue: Dr. DY Patil Stadium; Navi Mumbai, India
Kickoff: 10:30 a.m. ET (8 p.m. local)
Attendance: 22,263
Weather: 82 degrees; Partly cloudy

Scoring Summary:          1            2            F
USA                                     1             0             1
COL                                      1             2             3

COL – Juan Vidal                                                           3rd minute
USA – George Acosta (Andrew Carleton)               24
COL – Juan Penaloza (free kick)                                 67
COL – Deiber Caicedo (Juan Penaloza)                    87

Lineups:
USA:  1-Justin Garces, 2-Jaylin Lindsey, 3-Chris Gloster, 4-James Sands, 6-Chris Durkin, 7-Ayo Akinola, 9-Josh Sargent (Capt.), 11-Andrew Carleton (19-Jacobo Reyes, 69), 13-Sergino Dest, 15-George Acosta (8-Blaine Ferri, 78), 20-Chris Goslin (10-Tim Weah, 87)
Subs Not Used: 5-Tyler Shaver, 12-CJ Dos Santos, 14-Akil Watts, 16-Taylor Booth, 17-Bryan Reynolds, 18-Indiana Vassilev, 21-Alex Budnik
Head Coach: John Hackworth

COL: 2-Andres Cifuentes, 3-Guillermo Tegue, 5-Thomas Gutierrez (Capt.), 6-Andres Perea, 7-Leandro Campaz (13-Robert Mejia, 46), 10-Brayan Gomez (14-Yadir Meneses, 56), 11-Juan Penaloza, 12-Kevin Mier, 17-Deiber Caicedo, 19-Juan Vidal, 20-Etilso Martinez
Subs Not Used: 1-Nicolas Gomez, 4-Christian Andrade, 8-Luis Lopez, 9-Santiago Barrero, 15-Gustavo Carvajal, 16-Fabian Angel, 18-Deyman Cortes, 21-Daniel Melo
Head Coach: Orlando Restrepo

Stats Summary: USA/COL
Shots: 8/10
Shots on Goal: 3/6
Saves: 3/2
Corner Kicks: 5/5
Fouls: 8/16
Offside: 2/1

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials:
Referee: Artur Dias (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Rui Barbosa (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Paulo Alexandre Santos Soares (POR)
Fourth Official: Anna-Marie Keighley (NZL)

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US Soccer

USA Advances to U-17 World Cup Round of 16 as Third Place Finisher in Group A after 3-1 Loss to Colombia

NAVI MUMBAI, India (Oct. 12, 2017) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team advanced to the Round of 16 at the FIFA U-17 World Cup as one of the tournament’s best third-place finishers in group play after a 3-1 loss to Colombia. The U.S. will face either Group B winner Paraguay or the Group C winner in the Round of 16 dependent on the results of the final group play matches. 

The USA began the day atop Group A thanks to wins against World Cup host India (3-0) and eventual group winner Ghana (1-0), but slipped to third after Ghana beat India 4-0 and Colombia won the head-to-head tie-breaker with the U.S. after the two teams tied on points and goal differential.

2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship Classification Group D

Team

GP

W

L

D

Pts.

GF

GA

GD

Ghana

3

2

1

0

6

5

1

4

Colombia

3

2

1

0

6

5

3

2

USA

3

2

1

0

6

5

3

2

India

3

0

3

0

0

1

9

-8

After a slow start by the U.S. gifted Colombia an early lead in the third minute via a long throw-in and missed clearance, the young Americans found their grit and groove, getting stuck in on tackles and passing well in possession. As the game tilted towards the U.S., a moment of brilliance from Andrew Carleton, who beat two Colombia defenders one-on-one, set up George Acosta for the tying goal in the 24th minute.

After the break, Colombia’s attack and constant pressure disrupted the U.S. offense and eventually turned the game in Los Cafeteros’ favor. Although U.S. goalkeeper Justin Garces made a handful of fine saves in the second stanza to keep the U.S. within sight of winning the group, there was little he could do to prevent Colombia’s go-ahead goal in the 67th minute – a sharp-angle free kick from Juan Peñaloza. Deiber Caicedo then provided the goal – combined with Ghana’s win against India – and the final 3-1 scoreline that pushed the U.S. into third place.

Up Next: The U.S. U-17 MNT will travel to play its Round of 16 match. Depending on results from other groups’ final matches, the USA could face Group B winner Paraguay on Oct. 16 in New Delhi (10:30 a.m.; FS2, telemundo.com) or the winner of Group C on Oct. 17 in Goa (7:30 a.m.; FOX Soccer Plus, Universo).

Social: Twitter (@ussoccer_ynt; @ussoccer_esp); Facebook; Instagram

Goal Scoring Rundown:
COL – Juan Vidal, 3rd minute: A long throw-in from the right sideline into the U.S. box was headed on towards the goal. The U.S. defense failed to clear the danger and the ball fell to Juan Vidal, who tucked his close-range shot inside the right post past goalkeeper Justin Garces. USA 0, COL 1

USA – George Acosta (Andrew Carleton), 24th minute: Andrew Carleton did well to beat two Colombia defenders one-v-one and drive to the right end line before cutting a ball across the box behind an unmarked Acosta who was able to redirect his run to reach back and snap a low, one-time shot past Colombian ‘keeper Kevin Mier. USA 1, COL 1

COL – Juan Peñaloza, 67th minute: The U.S. gave away a free kick four yards from the left end line that Peñaloza was able to lift over the USA wall before it dipped beneath the crossbar into the far, upper right corner of the U.S. goal. USA 1, COL 2

USA – Deiber Caicedo (Juan Peñaloza), 87th minute:
An attack down the USA’s left flank saw Peñaloza beat his man and rifle a low pass across the USA box that reached Caicedo on the back right post. Caicedo hit a one-time shot between Garces and the right post to provide the final margin. USA 1, COL 3 FINAL

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

Match: U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team vs. Colombia
Date: Oct. 12, 2017
Competition: FIFA U-17 World Cup – Group A
Venue: Dr. DY Patil Stadium; Navi Mumbai, India
Kickoff: 10:30 a.m. ET (8 p.m. local)
Attendance: 22,263
Weather: 82 degrees; Partly cloudy

Scoring Summary:               1         2         F
USA                                        1          0          1
COL                                         1          2          3

COL – Juan Vidal                                           3rd minute
USA – George Acosta (Andrew Carleton)     24
COL – Juan Penaloza (free kick)                   67
COL – Deiber Caicedo (Juan Penaloza)        87

Lineups:
USA:  1-Justin Garces, 2-Jaylin Lindsey, 3-Chris Gloster, 4-James Sands, 6-Chris Durkin, 7-Ayo Akinola, 9-Josh Sargent (Capt.), 11-Andrew Carleton (19-Jacobo Reyes, 69), 13-Sergino Dest, 15-George Acosta (8-Blaine Ferri, 78), 20-Chris Goslin (10-Tim Weah, 87)
Subs Not Used: 5-Tyler Shaver, 12-CJ Dos Santos, 14-Akil Watts, 16-Taylor Booth, 17-Bryan Reynolds, 18-Indiana Vassilev, 21-Alex Budnik
Head Coach: John Hackworth

COL: 2-Andres Cifuentes, 3-Guillermo Tegue, 5-Thomas Gutierrez (Capt.), 6-Andres Perea, 7-Leandro Campaz (13-Robert Mejia, 46), 10-Brayan Gomez (14-Yadir Meneses, 56), 11-Juan Penaloza, 12-Kevin Mier, 17-Deiber Caicedo, 19-Juan Vidal, 20-Etilso Martinez
Subs Not Used: 1-Nicolas Gomez, 4-Christian Andrade, 8-Luis Lopez, 9-Santiago Barrero, 15-Gustavo Carvajal, 16-Fabian Angel, 18-Deyman Cortes, 21-Daniel Melo
Head Coach: Orlando Restrepo

Stats Summary: USA/COL
Shots: 8/10
Shots on Goal: 3/6
Saves: 3/2
Corner Kicks: 5/5
Fouls: 8/16
Offside: 2/1

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials:
Referee: Artur Dias (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Rui Barbosa (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Paulo Alexandre Santos Soares (POR)
Fourth Official: Anna-Marie Keighley (NZL)

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The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team continues the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup with its final Group A game against Colombia on Thursday, Oct. 12. The match kicks off at Dr. DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, India at 10:30 a.m. ET and will be broadcast on FS2 and UNIVRESO. Fans can also follow along on Twitter @ussoccer_ynt.

After two statement victories against host India (3-0) and Ghana (1-0) to open its 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, the U.S. sits atop Group A with six points and now needs a win or a tie vs. Colombia to claim the top spot in the group. Based on point accumulation possibilities from other groups in the tournament, the USA has already secured a spot in the Round of 16 as one of the top third place finishing teams, at minimum. Through a variety of scenarios, anything less than a win or tie against Colombia could result in the USA traveling to a new city and as much as two full days less rest before its Round of 16 match. 

“I think it’s really important for us to finish on top of the group, because the pathway for the next round is significantly easier if you finish first,” U.S. U-17 head coach John Hackworth said. “Both in terms of maybe who you get in the next round and also the amount of rest you can have. You can be looking at a swing from three days’ rest to five days’ rest so, it’s a huge thing for us. We are facing a Colombia team that is excellent, one of the best countries in the world at this sport and we have our hands full.”

Colombia comes into the match with three points after splitting their first two Group A contests. Los Cafeteros opened group play with a 1-0 loss to Ghana before bouncing back with a dramatic 2-1 win against India. With a win vs. the USA, Colombia would guarantee its advancement to the Round of 16.

2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup Group A Standings

2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup Group A

Team

GP

W

L

D

Pts.

GF

GA

GD

USA

2

2

0

0

6

4

0

4

Ghana

2

1

1

0

3

1

1

0

Colombia

2

1

1

0

3

2

2

0

India

2

0

2

0

0

1

5

-4

2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup Group Pairings:
Group A: India (host), USA, Colombia, Ghana
Group B: Paraguay, Mali, New Zealand, Turkey
Group C: Iran, Guinea, Germany, Costa Rica
Group D: Korea DPR, Niger, Brazil, Spain
Group E: Honduras, Japan, New Caledonia, France
Group F: Iraq, Mexico, Chile, England

U.S. U-17 MNT’s Group A Schedule:
Oct. 6, 10:30 a.m. ET: India 0, USA 3; Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi
Oct. 9, 7:30 a.m. ET: Ghana 0, USA 1; Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi
Oct. 12, 10:30 a.m. ET: USA vs. Colombia; Dr. DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai

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