United States men's national under-17 soccer team

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United States Under-17
Nickname(s) Team USA
The Stars and Stripes[1][2]
The Yanks
Association United States
Soccer Federation
Confederation CONCACAF
Head coach John Hackworth
Captain Sadig Taha
FIFA code USA
First colors
Second colors
First international
 Guinea 1 – 0 United States 
(Beijing, China; July 31, 1985)
Biggest win
 United States 11 – 0 Kyrgyzstan 
(Baku, Azerbaijan; May 30, 2013)
Biggest defeat

 Oman 4 – 0 United States 
(Alexandria, Egypt; September 6, 1997)
 Germany 4 – 0 United States 
(Querétaro, Mexico; June 30, 2011)
 Czech Republic 4 – 0 United States 
(Turkey; January 20, 2012)

Records for competitive matches only.

The United States U-17 men's national soccer team is the national under-17 association football team of the United States and is controlled by the United States Soccer Federation. The highest level of competition in which the team may compete is in the FIFA U-17 World Cup, which is held every two years. The team has a full-time residency program at the IMG Soccer Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

History[edit]

CONCACAF U-17 Championship Record[edit]

  • 1983: First Place Med 1.png
  • 1985: DNP
  • 1987: Second Place Med 2.png
  • 1988: Second Place Med 2.png
  • 1991: Second Place Med 2.png
  • 1992: First Place Med 1.png
  • 1994: Second Place Med 2.png
  • 1997: Second Place Med 2.png
  • 1999: Second Place Group A; Won qualifying playoff•
  • 2001: First Place Group A•
  • 2003: First Place Group A•
  • 2005: First Place Group A•
  • 2007: First Place Group B•
  • 2009: First Place Group A•
  • 2011: First Place Med 1.png
  • 2013: Quarterfinals - DNQ
  • 2015: Third Place Group A - Won qualifying playoff

•Tournament 1999 to 2007 followed two group format. No championship game took place and no standings were given. Top teams in groups qualified and second place played in playoff to decide final seed. 2009 gave everyone qualification due to bird flu epidemic.

FIFA U-17 World Cup Record[edit]

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
China 1985 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 3 5
Canada 1987 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 3 5
Scotland 1989 Group Stage 3 1 1 1 5 7
Italy 1991 Quarter-Finals 4 3 0 1 6 2
Japan 1993 Quarter-Finals 4 1 1 2 8 8
Ecuador 1995 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 1 6
Egypt 1997 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 4 7
New Zealand 1999 Fourth Place 6 3 1 2 9 8
Trinidad and Tobago 2001 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 3 8
Finland 2003 Quarter-Finals 4 2 0 2 8 7
Peru 2005 Quarter-Finals 4 2 1 1 7 5
South Korea 2007 Round of 16 4 1 0 3 7 9
Nigeria 2009 Round of 16 4 2 0 2 4 4
Mexico 2011 Round of 16 4 1 1 2 4 6
United Arab Emirates 2013 Did not qualify
Chile 2015 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 3 8
Total 15/16 55 19 6 30 75 95

Recent Fixtures and results[edit]

2014[edit]

2014 Mercedes Benz Aegean Cup[edit]

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Turkey 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 7
 Ukraine 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
 Greece 3 0 2 1 0 1 -1 2
 Azerbaijan 3 0 1 2 2 9 –7 1

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 2 1 0 8 4 +4 7
 France 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2 4
 Norway 3 1 0 2 6 9 -3 3
 Scotland 3 0 2 1 2 5 –3 2

2014 Nordic Under-17 Football Championship[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Norway 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7
 Denmark 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4 7
 United States 3 1 0 2 5 7 −2 3
 Faroe Islands 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8 0

2015[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 20 players were called up for the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Will Pulisic (1998-04-16) April 16, 1998 (age 18) 24 0 United States Richmond United
12 1GK Kevin Silva (1998-01-05) January 5, 1998 (age 18) 17 0 United States Players Development Academy

2 2DF Matthew Olosunde (1998-03-07) March 7, 1998 (age 18) 30 0 England Manchester United
5 2DF Hugo Arellano (C) (1998-03-05) March 5, 1998 (age 18) 27 2 United States LA Galaxy
4 2DF Alexis Velela (1998-04-17) April 17, 1998 (age 18) 27 1 United States San Diego Surf
15 2DF Daniel Barbir (1998-01-31) January 31, 1998 (age 18) 20 0 England West Bromwich Albion
3 2DF John Nelson (1998-07-11) July 11, 1998 (age 18) 23 0 United States Internationals
14 2DF Tanner Dieterich (1998-04-05) April 5, 1998 (age 18) 19 0 United States Real Salt Lake
18 2DF Tyler Adams (1999-02-14) February 14, 1999 (age 17) 23 0 United States New York Red Bulls

10 3MF Christian Pulisic (1998-09-18) September 18, 1998 (age 17) 34 20 Germany Borussia Dortmund
8 3MF Luca de la Torre (1998-05-23) May 23, 1998 (age 18) 28 2 England Fulham
6 3MF Eric Calvillo (1998-01-02) January 2, 1998 (age 18) 27 0 United States Real So Cal
20 3MF Alejandro Zendejas (1998-02-07) February 7, 1998 (age 18) 27 4 United States Dallas
16 3MF Thomas McCabe (1998-04-04) April 4, 1998 (age 18) 23 0 United States Players Development Academy

7 4FW Haji Wright (1998-03-27) March 27, 1998 (age 18) 34 27 Germany Schalke 04
13 4FW McKinze Gaines (1998-03-02) March 2, 1998 (age 18) 30 5 Germany Vfl Wolfsburg
17 4FW Pierre Da Silva (1998-07-28) July 28, 1998 (age 18) 26 3 United States Orlando City B
11 4FW Joshua Perez (1998-01-21) January 21, 1998 (age 18) 25 7 Italy Fiorentina
9 4FW Joe Gallardo (1998-01-01) January 1, 1998 (age 18) 19 14 Mexico Monterrey
19 4FW Brandon Vazquez (1998-10-14) October 14, 1998 (age 17) 6 3 Mexico Tijuana

Recent Call Ups[edit]

These Players have been called up for the national team in the current cycle

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Eric Lopez (1999-03-05) March 5, 1999 (age 17) 2 0 United States LA Galaxy v.  Finland; August 2, 2014
GK Carlos Avilez (1999-01-09) January 9, 1999 (age 17) 1 0 United States FC Dallas v.  Turkey; January 25, 2014
GK Abraham Romaro (1998-02-15) February 15, 1998 (age 18) 1 0 United States LA Galaxy v.  Canada; November 17, 2013

DF George Braima (1998-02-01) February 1, 1998 (age 18) 9 1 United States Crew Soccer Academy v.  Qatar; November 22, 2014
DF Edwin Lara (1999-09-08) September 8, 1999 (age 16) 18 0 United States De Anza Force v.  Brazil; August 10, 2014
DF Nikkye De Point (1998-09-10) September 10, 1998 (age 17) 5 0 United States Empire Revolution v.  Finland; August 2, 2014
DF Miles Stray (1998-05-15) May 15, 1998 (age 18) 3 0 United States Real Salt Lake v.  Finland; August 2, 2014
DF A. J. Palazzolo (1998-02-18) February 18, 1998 (age 18) 2 0 United States St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri v.  Finland; August 2, 2014
DF Cristian Martinez (1998-04-15) April 15, 1998 (age 18) 1 0 United States NJSA 04 v.  Canada; November 17, 2013

MF Logan Panchot (1998-07-08) July 8, 1998 (age 18) 11 1 United States St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri v.  Brazil; December 2, 2014
MF Keegan Kelly (1998-12-08) December 8, 1998 (age 17) 10 0 United States Baltimore Celtic SC v.  Brazil; December 2, 2014
MF Brian Zelaya (1998-03-26) March 26, 1998 (age 18) 7 0 United States De Anza Force v.  Finland; August 2, 2014
MF Weston McKennie (1998-08-28) August 28, 1998 (age 17) 6 0 United States FC Dallas v.  Finland; August 2, 2014
MF Jonathan Gonzalez (1999-04-13) April 13, 1999 (age 17) 3 0 Mexico Monterrey v.  Finland; August 2, 2014
MF Kyle Gurrieri (1998-03-10) March 10, 1998 (age 18) 3 0 United States NJSA 04 v.  Finland; August 2, 2014
MF Devin Vega (1998-12-11) December 11, 1998 (age 17) 3 1 United States San Antonio Scorpions v.  Turkey; January 25, 2014
MF Nick Taitague (1999-02-17) February 17, 1999 (age 17) 2 1 United States Richmond United v.  Turkey; January 25, 2014
MF Kevin Coleman (1998-03-01) March 1, 1998 (age 18) 1 0 United States FC Richmond v.  Canada; November 17, 2013

FW Kai Koreniuk (1998-03-01) March 1, 1998 (age 18) 6 1 Netherlands Vitesse Arnhem v.  Qatar; November 22, 2014
FW Elijah Rice (1998-02-18) February 18, 1998 (age 18) 12 4 United States Chicago Magic PSG v.  Panama; October 8, 2014
FW Eric Matzelevich (1998-11-28) November 28, 1998 (age 17) 3 1 United States Bethesda-Olney v.  Finland; August 2, 2014
FW Sean Teixeira (1998-03-17) March 17, 1998 (age 18) 1 1 United States New York Red Bulls v.  Canada; November 17, 2013
FW Rolando Escudero (1998-01-13) January 13, 1998 (age 18) 1 0 United States Pateadores v.  Canada; November 17, 2013
FW David Loera (1998-09-10) September 10, 1998 (age 17) 1 0 United States Orlando City v.  Canada; November 17, 2013
FW Jonathan Navarro (1998-08-11) August 11, 1998 (age 18) 0 0 United States De Anza Force v.  Canada; November 17, 2013
FW Toshiki Yasuda (1998-04-20) April 20, 1998 (age 18) 1 0 United States FC Dallas v.  Australia; September 2, 2015

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Goal.com – World Cup 2010 Preview: USA – Algeria". Retrieved June 22, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Newsweek". Retrieved June 22, 2010. 

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