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USA Loses Hard-Fought Game 2-1 to Ghana at 2016 U-17 Women's World Cup

AMMAN, Jordan (Oct. 4, 2016) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team lost 2-1 to Ghana at King Abdullah II International Stadium in its second Group D game of the 2016 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup.

Frankie Tagliaferri gave the USA an early lead in just the fifth minute on a hot afternoon as the U.S. began the game with verve and intensity. After the USA scored, Ghana became the aggressor for much of the final 80 minutes, putting the USA under heavy defensive pressure and winning the lion’s share of 50/50 balls which served to stifle the U.S. attack.

Gifty Acheampong eventually converted on a header for Ghana in the 63rd minute to tie the match. The goal combined with a pair of U.S. substitutions jolted the USA back into the match and captain Ashley Sanchez nearly gave the young Americans the lead once again with a stinging drive that deflected high off the center of Ghana’s crossbar. Ghana goalkeeper Kayza Massey lost sight of the ball as it fell back into the field of play near her right post where it bounced off the turf, hit the underside of the bar and then back down onto the goal line before Massey was able to claw it away from danger.

The USA carved out a number of other quality chances through substitute Sophia Smith, but it was Ghana’s captain Sandra Owusu-Ansah who decided the match by converting a penalty kick in the 84th minute after the USA was whistled for a handball in the box.

The USA (1-1-0; 3pts) and Ghana (1-1-0; 3pts) are now tied in the Group D standings with the U.S. edging in front based on a superior +4 goal differential compared to Ghana’s -4. Japan (1-0-0; 3pts) and Paraguay (0-1-0; 0pts) play later in the day. No matter the outcome of that game, the U.S. now needs a result against Japan in the final Group D match on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Amman International Stadium (11:55 a.m. ET; FS2, NBC Universo).

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Frankie Tagliaferri (Civana Kuhlmann), 5th minute:
After dominating the first five minutes, the USA got on the board early after winning a long ball. The ball was played to Kuhlmann, who then played a first-time pass to Tagliaferri to put her behind the Ghana defense. Tagliaferri raced in on goal and calmly rolled her shot just inside the left post from 10 yards out. USA 1, GHA 0

GHA – Gifty Acheampong ( Adizatu Mustapha ), 63rd minute: Ghana worked the ball down the center of the field and eventually out wide to Adizatu Mustapha, who lofted a cross to the back post. The ball floated just over the fingertips of USA goalkeeper Laurel Ivory and right onto the head of Acheampong, who redirected it into the vacated net to tie the match. USA 1, GHA 1

GHA – Sandra Owusu-Ansah (penalty kick), 84th minute: Ghana again attacked down the right wing, but this time Mustapha’s cross hit U.S. defender Kiara Pickett in the left hand as she slid in an attempt to block the ball. Referee Laura Fortunato whistled for a penalty kick and Owusu-Ansah took a long run-up before barley tucking a hard shot past Ivory, who had guessed the direction correctly, into the lower right corner.
USA 1, GHA 2 [HIGHLIGHTS] FINAL

Next on the Schedule: The U.S. WNT will close Group D play of the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup vs. Japan on Oct. 8 (11:55 a.m. ET; FS2, NBC Universo) at Amman International Stadium in Amman, Jordan. Click here for the full tournament schedule.
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Additional Notes:

  • The match marked the first loss in an international match for this team during this cycle. The USA is 13-1-2 in 2016, having scored 48 goals while allowing 13.
  • Frankie Tagliaferri scored her 11th goal in 26 U-17 caps.
  • This was the first World Cup cap in the international careers of Kennedy Wesley and Isabel Rodriguez.
  • The USA made all three allowed subs in the game as Sophie Smith came on for Tagliaferri in the 56th minute, Kennedy Wesley came on for Kate Wiesner in the 57th minute and Isabel Rodriguez replaced Kiara Pickett in the 85th.

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

Match: U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team vs. Ghana U-17 Women’s National Team
Date:
Oct. 4, 2016
Competition:
2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup – Group D
Venue:
King Abdullah II International Stadium; Amman, Jordan
Kickoff:
9 a.m. ET
Attendance:
2,000
Weather:
88 degrees; clear

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                        1 0 1
PAR                         0 2 2

USA – Frankie Tagliaferri (Civana Kuhlmann)      5th minute
GHA – Gifty Acheampong (Adizatu Mustapha)   63
GHA – Sandra Owusu-Ansah (penalty kick)       84

Lineups:
USA
: 1-Laurel Ivory; 9-Kiara Pickett (13-Isabel Rodriguez, 85), 5-Karina Rodriguez, 4-Naomi Girma, 11-Kate Wiesner (15-Kennedy Wesley, 57); 7-Alex Spaanstra, 18-Jaelin Howell, 20-Frankie Tagliaferri (3-Sophia Smith, 56), 8-Briana Pinto, 10-Ashley Sanchez (capt.); 14-Civana Kuhlmann
Subs Not Used: 2-Jordan Canniff, 6-Emily Smith, 12-Meagan McClelland, 16-Sydney Zandi,
17-Lia Godfrey, 19-Adrienne Richardson, 21-Hillary Beall

Head Coach: B.J. Snow

GHA : 1-Kayza Massey; 4-Uwaisa Mawia, 12-Cecilia Hagan, 14-Philicity Asuako, 18-Blessing Agbomadzi; 6-Grace Asantewaa, 9-Gifty Acheampong, 17-Fuseina Mumuni; 7-Rafia Kulchirie, 10-Sandra Owusu-Ansah (capt.), 15-Adizatu Mustapha (20-Konadu Adjei, 86)
Subs Not Used: 2-Joyce Asamoah, 3-Nina Norshie, 5-Linda Amoako, 8-Grace Acheampong, 11-Mary Entoah, 13-Olivia Anokye, 16-Barikisu Issahaku, 19-Sylvian Amankwah, 21-Selina Amusilie
Head Coach: Evans Adotey

Stats Summary: USA / GHA
Shots: 11 / 24
Shots on Goal: 5 / 10
Saves: 8 / 4
Corner Kicks: 5 / 6
Fouls: 13 / 14
Offside: 1 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
GHA – Cecilia Hagan (caution)                18th minute
GHA – Grace Asantewaa (caution)           42
GHA – Kayza Massey (caution)               80
GHA – Uwaisa Mawia (caution)                81
USA – Sophia Smith (caution)                 90+4

Officials:
Referee: Laura Fortunato (ARG)
Assistant Referee 1: Daiana Milone (ARG)
Assistant Referee 2: Leslie Vasquez (CHI)
4th Official: Mirian Leon (SLV)

ussoccer.com Woman of the Match: Laurel Ivory

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

Match: U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team vs. Ghana U-17 Women’s National Team
Date:
Oct. 4, 2016
Competition:
2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup – Group D
Venue:
King Abdullah II International Stadium; Amman, Jordan
Kickoff:
9 a.m. ET
Attendance:
2,000
Weather:
88 degrees; clear

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                        1 0 1
PAR                         0 2 2

USA – Frankie Tagliaferri (Civana Kuhlmann)      5th minute
GHA – Gifty Acheampong (Adizatu Mustapha)   63
GHA – Sandra Owusu-Ansah (penalty kick)       84

Lineups:
USA
: 1-Laurel Ivory; 9-Kiara Pickett (13-Isabel Rodriguez, 85), 5-Karina Rodriguez, 4-Naomi Girma, 11-Kate Wiesner (15-Kennedy Wesley, 57); 7-Alex Spaanstra, 18-Jaelin Howell, 20-Frankie Tagliaferri (3-Sophia Smith, 56), 8-Briana Pinto, 10-Ashley Sanchez (capt.); 14-Civana Kuhlmann
Subs Not Used: 2-Jordan Canniff, 6-Emily Smith, 12-Meagan McClelland, 16-Sydney Zandi,
17-Lia Godfrey, 19-Adrienne Richardson, 21-Hillary Beall

Head Coach: B.J. Snow

GHA : 1-Kayza Massey; 4-Uwaisa Mawia, 12-Cecilia Hagan, 14-Philicity Asuako, 18-Blessing Agbomadzi; 6-Grace Asantewaa, 9-Gifty Acheampong, 17-Fuseina Mumuni; 7-Rafia Kulchirie, 10-Sandra Owusu-Ansah (capt.), 15-Adizatu Mustapha (20-Konadu Adjei, 86)
Subs Not Used: 2-Joyce Asamoah, 3-Nina Norshie, 5-Linda Amoako, 8-Grace Acheampong, 11-Mary Entoah, 13-Olivia Anokye, 16-Barikisu Issahaku, 19-Sylvian Amankwah, 21-Selina Amusilie
Head Coach: Evans Adotey

Stats Summary: USA / GHA
Shots: 11 / 24
Shots on Goal: 5 / 10
Saves: 8 / 4
Corner Kicks: 5 / 6
Fouls: 13 / 14
Offside: 1 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
GHA – Cecilia Hagan (caution)                18th minute
GHA – Grace Asantewaa (caution)           42
GHA – Kayza Massey (caution)               80
GHA – Uwaisa Mawia (caution)                81
USA – Sophia Smith (caution)                 90+4

Officials:
Referee: Laura Fortunato (ARG)
Assistant Referee 1: Daiana Milone (ARG)
Assistant Referee 2: Leslie Vasquez (CHI)
4th Official: Mirian Leon (SLV)

ussoccer.com Woman of the Match: Laurel Ivory

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US Soccer

USA Loses Hard-Fought Game 2-1 to Ghana at 2016 U-17 Women's World Cup

AMMAN, Jordan (Oct. 4, 2016) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team lost 2-1 to Ghana at King Abdullah II International Stadium in its second Group D game of the 2016 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup.

Frankie Tagliaferri gave the USA an early lead in just the fifth minute on a hot afternoon as the U.S. began the game with verve and intensity. After the USA scored, Ghana became the aggressor for much of the final 80 minutes, putting the USA under heavy defensive pressure and winning the lion’s share of 50/50 balls which served to stifle the U.S. attack.

Gifty Acheampong eventually converted on a header for Ghana in the 63rd minute to tie the match. The goal combined with a pair of U.S. substitutions jolted the USA back into the match and captain Ashley Sanchez nearly gave the young Americans the lead once again with a stinging drive that deflected high off the center of Ghana’s crossbar. Ghana goalkeeper Kayza Massey lost sight of the ball as it fell back into the field of play near her right post where it bounced off the turf, hit the underside of the bar and then back down onto the goal line before Massey was able to claw it away from danger.

The USA carved out a number of other quality chances through substitute Sophia Smith, but it was Ghana’s captain Sandra Owusu-Ansah who decided the match by converting a penalty kick in the 84th minute after the USA was whistled for a handball in the box.

The USA (1-1-0; 3pts) and Ghana (1-1-0; 3pts) are now tied in the Group D standings with the U.S. edging in front based on a superior +4 goal differential compared to Ghana’s -4. Japan (1-0-0; 3pts) and Paraguay (0-1-0; 0pts) play later in the day. No matter the outcome of that game, the U.S. now needs a result against Japan in the final Group D match on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Amman International Stadium (11:55 a.m. ET; FS2, NBC Universo).

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Frankie Tagliaferri (Civana Kuhlmann), 5th minute:
After dominating the first five minutes, the USA got on the board early after winning a long ball. The ball was played to Kuhlmann, who then played a first-time pass to Tagliaferri to put her behind the Ghana defense. Tagliaferri raced in on goal and calmly rolled her shot just inside the left post from 10 yards out. USA 1, GHA 0

GHA – Gifty Acheampong ( Adizatu Mustapha ), 63rd minute: Ghana worked the ball down the center of the field and eventually out wide to Adizatu Mustapha, who lofted a cross to the back post. The ball floated just over the fingertips of USA goalkeeper Laurel Ivory and right onto the head of Acheampong, who redirected it into the vacated net to tie the match. USA 1, GHA 1

GHA – Sandra Owusu-Ansah (penalty kick), 84th minute: Ghana again attacked down the right wing, but this time Mustapha’s cross hit U.S. defender Kiara Pickett in the left hand as she slid in an attempt to block the ball. Referee Laura Fortunato whistled for a penalty kick and Owusu-Ansah took a long run-up before barley tucking a hard shot past Ivory, who had guessed the direction correctly, into the lower right corner.
USA 1, GHA 2 [HIGHLIGHTS] FINAL

Next on the Schedule: The U.S. WNT will close Group D play of the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup vs. Japan on Oct. 8 (11:55 a.m. ET; FS2, NBC Universo) at Amman International Stadium in Amman, Jordan. Click here for the full tournament schedule.
Social:
Facebook ; Twitter (@ussoccer_ynt; @ussoccer_wnt; @ussoccer_esp); Instagram;

Additional Notes:

  • The match marked the first loss in an international match for this team during this cycle. The USA is 13-1-2 in 2016, having scored 48 goals while allowing 13.
  • Frankie Tagliaferri scored her 11th goal in 26 U-17 caps.
  • This was the first World Cup cap in the international careers of Kennedy Wesley and Isabel Rodriguez.
  • The USA made all three allowed subs in the game as Sophie Smith came on for Tagliaferri in the 56th minute, Kennedy Wesley came on for Kate Wiesner in the 57th minute and Isabel Rodriguez replaced Kiara Pickett in the 85th.

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

Match: U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team vs. Ghana U-17 Women’s National Team
Date:
Oct. 4, 2016
Competition:
2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup – Group D
Venue:
King Abdullah II International Stadium; Amman, Jordan
Kickoff:
9 a.m. ET
Attendance:
2,000
Weather:
88 degrees; clear

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                        1 0 1
PAR                         0 2 2

USA – Frankie Tagliaferri (Civana Kuhlmann)      5th minute
GHA – Gifty Acheampong (Adizatu Mustapha)   63
GHA – Sandra Owusu-Ansah (penalty kick)       84

Lineups:
USA
: 1-Laurel Ivory; 9-Kiara Pickett (13-Isabel Rodriguez, 85), 5-Karina Rodriguez, 4-Naomi Girma, 11-Kate Wiesner (15-Kennedy Wesley, 57); 7-Alex Spaanstra, 18-Jaelin Howell, 20-Frankie Tagliaferri (3-Sophia Smith, 56), 8-Briana Pinto, 10-Ashley Sanchez (capt.); 14-Civana Kuhlmann
Subs Not Used: 2-Jordan Canniff, 6-Emily Smith, 12-Meagan McClelland, 16-Sydney Zandi,
17-Lia Godfrey, 19-Adrienne Richardson, 21-Hillary Beall

Head Coach: B.J. Snow

GHA : 1-Kayza Massey; 4-Uwaisa Mawia, 12-Cecilia Hagan, 14-Philicity Asuako, 18-Blessing Agbomadzi; 6-Grace Asantewaa, 9-Gifty Acheampong, 17-Fuseina Mumuni; 7-Rafia Kulchirie, 10-Sandra Owusu-Ansah (capt.), 15-Adizatu Mustapha (20-Konadu Adjei, 86)
Subs Not Used: 2-Joyce Asamoah, 3-Nina Norshie, 5-Linda Amoako, 8-Grace Acheampong, 11-Mary Entoah, 13-Olivia Anokye, 16-Barikisu Issahaku, 19-Sylvian Amankwah, 21-Selina Amusilie
Head Coach: Evans Adotey

Stats Summary: USA / GHA
Shots: 11 / 24
Shots on Goal: 5 / 10
Saves: 8 / 4
Corner Kicks: 5 / 6
Fouls: 13 / 14
Offside: 1 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
GHA – Cecilia Hagan (caution)                18th minute
GHA – Grace Asantewaa (caution)           42
GHA – Kayza Massey (caution)               80
GHA – Uwaisa Mawia (caution)                81
USA – Sophia Smith (caution)                 90+4

Officials:
Referee: Laura Fortunato (ARG)
Assistant Referee 1: Daiana Milone (ARG)
Assistant Referee 2: Leslie Vasquez (CHI)
4th Official: Mirian Leon (SLV)

ussoccer.com Woman of the Match: Laurel Ivory

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USA Continues Group D Play at U-17 Women's World Cup vs. Ghana | Tuesday, 9am ET

The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team will resume play at the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup on Oct. 4 against Ghana at King Abdullah II International Stadium in Amman, Jordan. The match will air live on FS2 starting at 8:55 a.m. ET and fans can also watch on FOX Sports GO app, FOXSportsGo.com and FOXSoccer2GO.com (Free Code: U17WNT). Fans can also follow all the matches of the U.S. U-17 WNT on Twitter @ussoccer_ynt. For full coverage, visit the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup tournament page on ussoccer.com. These are the first matches by any U.S. Women’s National Team in Jordan and the first matches by any U.S. Women’s National Team in the Middle East.

U.S. U-17 Women’s World Cup Team Roster by Position - DETAILED | MEET THE TEAM
GOALKEEPERS (3): 21-Hillary Beall (So Cal Blues; Laguna Beach, Calif.), 1-Laurel Ivory (West Florida Flames; Surfside Fla.), 12-Meagan McClelland (PDA; Kearny, N.J.)                        

DEFENDERS (7): 4-Naomi Girma (Central Valley Crossfire; San Jose, Calif.), 9-Kiara Pickett (Eagles; Santa Barbara, Calif.), 13-Isabel Rodriguez (Michigan Hawks; Canton, Mich.), 5-Karina Rodriguez (So Cal Blues; Torrance, Calif.) 6-Emily Smith (De Anza Force; Los Gatos, Calif.), 15-Kennedy Wesley (So Cal Blues; Rossmoor, Calif.), 11-Kate Wiesner (Slammers FC; Monrovia, Calif.)

MIDFIELDERS (7): 2-Jordan Canniff (Richmond United; California, Md.), 17-Lia Godfrey (Jacksonville Armada; Fleming Island, Fla.), 18-Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.), 8-Brianna Pinto (CASL; Durham, N.C.), 7-Alexa Spaanstra (Michigan Hawks; Brighton, Mich.), 20-Frankie Tagliaferri (PDA; Colts Neck, N.J.), 16-Sydney Zandi (Penn Fusion; West Chester, Penn.)

FORWARDS (4): 14-Civana Kuhlmann (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), 19-Adrienne Richardson (Minnesota Thunder Academy; Oakdale, Minn.), 10-Ashley Sanchez (So Cal Blues; Monrovia, Calif.), 3-Sophia Smith (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.)   

STORYLINES:
U-17 WNT vs. Ghana:
The USA and Ghana have never met in a U-17 Women’s World Cup, but the USA has met Ghana twice before in a U-20 Women’s World Cup, opening against Ghana in the 2012 U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan (a 4-0 U.S. win) and at the 2010 U-20 Women’s World Cup in Germany (1-1 draw). The U.S. women have never played Ghana at the senior level.

Ghana at the U-17 WWC: Ghana, like Nigeria, has qualified for every FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup to date and is 8-7-2 all time in the tournament. Ghana went out after group play in 2008 and 2010, but in Azerbaijan in 2012, the Black Maidens had a big breakthrough, becoming the first African team to reach the semifinals where they lost to eventual winners France before claiming third place with a 1-0 win over Germany. Ghana also made it to the knockout rounds two years ago in Costa Rica, having topped a formidable group that also featured the Germany, Canada and Korea DPR. They suffered a heart-breaking exit in the quarterfinals, going out on penalties to Italy after a thrilling 2-2 draw.

Less Than Ideal Start: Ghana is coming off a 5-0 loss to Japan in their 2016 FIFA U17 Women's World Cup opening match. The Japanese scored four goals within the first 27 minutes. Forward Riko Ueki opened the scoring in the 7th minute before Jun Endo added the second goal in the 11th minute. Endo also the third goal and Saori Takarada tallied 27th minute to make the halftime score 4-0 in favor of the defending champions. Ghana had a stronger second half, creating some scoring chances, but could not penetrate the Japan defense and gave up a fifth goal towards the end of the game to Remina Chiba.

Kuhlmann, Tagliaferri and Sanchez: The U.S. U-17s have scored 47 goals in 2016 and three players have combined for more than half of them. Forward Civana Kuhlmann leads the USA in goals this year with 13, while U-17 captain Ashley Sanchez and Frankie Tagliaferri have eight each. In addition to these three, 10 other players have scored for the USA. Kuhlmann has a total of 15 goals in 18 total U-17 caps, while Sanchez continues her goal per game average, netting 19 goals in 19 U-17 appearances. Kuhlmann’s hat trick against Paraguay on Oct. 1 was the first by a U.S. player in a U-17 WWC, but the fourth by a U.S. player in a youth Women’s World Cup. Sydney Leroux scored three times against Switzerland at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Germany; Maya Hayes had a hat trick against Ghana at the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan; and Kelly Wilson scored three goals against Denmark at the 2002 U-19 Women’s World Championship. This U-17 cycle is the second for Kuhlmann and Tagliaferri as they were also a part of the U.S. team that failed to qualify for this tournament two years ago in Jamaica despite out-scoring the opposition 24-1 in the tournament. The USA fell in penalty kicks to Mexico in the semifinal after drawing 1-1 in regulation during a cycle in which just two CONCACAF teams qualified due to the tournament being held in Costa Rica.

U.S. Roster Breakdown: Lia Godfrey is the youngest player with a November of 2001 birthday while Tagliaferri is the oldest, having been born on Jan. 18, 1999. Fifteen different youth clubs from nine states are represented on the roster with the So Cal Blues out of Southern California having four players on the roster. Real Colorado, the Michigan Hawks and PDA out of New Jersey have two players each. The roster includes eight players from California (six from Southern, two from Northern), three players from Colorado and two each from Michigan, Florida and New Jersey. U-17 WNT head coach B.J. Snow selected two high school freshman (Canniff and Godfrey), two sophomores (Wiesner and Wesley), six juniors (Ivory, Sophie Smith, Girma, Pinto, McClelland and Howell), and 10 seniors (Karina Rodriguez, Emily Smith, Pickett, Sanchez, Isabel Rodriguez, Kuhlmann, Zandi, Richardson, Tagliaferri and Beall).

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All USA Matches of U-17 Women's World Cup to Air on FOX Sports

CHICAGO (Sept. 28, 2016) – The U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team will televise all the matches at the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup across the networks of FOX Sports. The USA begins Group D play this Saturday, Oct. 1, when it faces Paraguay at 11:55 a.m. ET on FOX Soccer Plus with Mark Rogondino and 1999 U.S. Women’s World Cup champion Shannon MacMillan on the call.

The 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan, the first FIFA women’s competition to take place in the Middle East, will see FOX Sports televise all 32 tournament matches on FS1, FS2 and FOX Soccer Plus. All matches are also available for live and on-demand streaming via the FOX Sports GO app and online at FOXSportsGO.com and on-demand at FOXSoccer2Go.com. Fans can enter a free promo code to watch the games on the FOXSoccer2Go.com registration page when prompted.  The promo code is “U17WNT” and can be activated from Sept. 30-Oct. 31.

The USA’s first Group D match against Paraguay will be played at Prince Mohammed International Stadium in Al Zarqa (11:55 a.m. ET; FOX Soccer Plus). The U.S. will then take on Ghana on Oct. 4 at King Abdullah II International Stadium in Amman (8:55 a.m. ET; FS2) and will finish group play on Oct. 8 against Japan at Amman International Stadium (11:55 a.m. ET; FS2).

The 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup will feature 16 teams, with the top two finishers in each group advancing to the quarterfinals. Should the U.S. advance to the second round by winning the group, it would meet a second-place team from Group C. If the USA finishes second in the group, it would face the first-place team from Group C.   

Group A features Jordan, Spain, Mexico and New Zealand. Group B features Venezuela, Germany, Cameroon and Canada. Group C features Nigeria, Brazil, England and Korea DPR.

FOX Sports’ broadcasters for the tournament include a rotation of announcers who were part of FOX Sports’ 2015 Women’s World Cup coverage. In addition to MacMillan, former U.S. Women’s National Team players Angela Hucles and Danielle Slaton, who captained the U.S. Women’s U-16 Team from 1996-1997, will provide color commentary.

2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup TV Schedule:

Date

Time (ET)

Match

Network

Friday, Sept. 30 

7:55 AM

Venezuela vs. Germany

FS2

Friday, Sept. 30

9:55 AM

Mexico vs. New Zealand

FS2

Friday, Sept. 30

10:55 AM

Cameroon vs. Canada

FOX Soccer Plus

Friday, Sept. 30

12:55 PM

Jordan vs. Spain

FOX Soccer Plus

Saturday, Oct.1

8:55 AM

Nigeria vs. Brazil

FS1

Saturday, Oct.1

8:55 AM

Ghana vs. Japan

FOX Soccer Plus

Saturday, Oct.1

11:55AM

USA vs. Paraguay

FOX Soccer Plus

Saturday, Oct.1

5:00PM/1:00AM

England vs. Korea

FOX Soccer Plus/FS2

Monday, Oct. 3

8:55 AM

Spain vs. New Zealand

FS2

Monday, Oct. 3

8:55 AM

Venezuela vs. Cameroon

FOX Soccer Plus

Monday, Oct. 3

11:55AM

Germany vs. Canada

FS2

Monday, Oct. 3

11:55AM

Jordan vs. Mexico

FOX Soccer Plus

Tuesday, Oct. 4

8:55 AM

USA vs. Ghana

FS2

Tuesday, Oct. 4

8:55 AM

Nigeria vs. England

FOX Soccer Plus

Tuesday, Oct. 4

11:55AM

Brazil vs. Korea

FS2

Tuesday, Oct. 4

11:55AM

Paraguay vs. Japan

FOX Soccer Plus

Friday, Oct. 7

8:55 AM

Spain vs. Mexico

FS2

Friday, Oct. 7

8:55 AM

New Zealand vs. Jordan

FOX Soccer Plus

Friday, Oct. 7

5:00PM/3:00AM

Germany vs. Cameroon

FS2/FOX Soccer Plus

Friday, Oct. 7

11:55AM

Canada vs. Venezuela

FOX Soccer Plus

Saturday, Oct. 8

8:55 AM

Brazil vs. England

FS1

Saturday, Oct. 8

8:55 AM

Korea vs. Nigeria

FS2

Saturday, Oct. 8

11:55AM

Japan vs. USA

FS2

Saturday, Oct. 8

5:00PM

Paraguay vs. Ghana

FS2

Wednesday, Oct. 12

8:55 AM

Quarterfinal

FS2

Wednesday, Oct. 12

11:55AM

Quarterfinal

FS2

Thursday, Oct. 13

8:55 AM

Quarterfinal

FS2

Thursday, Oct. 13

11:55AM

Quarterfinal

FS2

Monday, Oct. 17

8:55 AM

Semifinal

FS2

Monday, Oct. 17

11:55AM

Semifinal

FS2

Friday, Oct. 21

9:55AM

Third place

FS2

Friday, Oct. 21

12:55PM

Final

FS2

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U-17 WNT Sep 28, 2016
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