United States men's national under-17 soccer team

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United States Under-17
Nickname(s)Baby Nats
AssociationUnited States
Soccer Federation
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America)
Head coachRaphaël Wicky
CaptainGiovanni Reyna
FIFA codeUSA
First colors
Second colors
First international
 El Salvador 1–4 United States 
(Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; August 26, 1983)
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.
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances16 (first in 1985)
Best resultFourth place, 1999
CONCACAF Under-17 Championship
Appearances17 (first in 1983)
Best resultChampions Gold medal icon.svg, 1983, 1992, 2011

The United States U-17 men's national soccer team 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
  • 1996: 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
  • 2017: Second Place Med 2.png

• Tournaments from 1999 to 2007 followed a two group format. No championship game took place, and no standings were given. The top teams in their respective groups qualified, and the second placed teams played in a playoff to decide the final seed. 2009 gave everyone qualification due to a swine flu epidemic.

FIFA U-17 World Cup record[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA GD
China 1985 Group Stage 12th 3 1 0 2 3 5 –2
Canada 1987 Group Stage 13th 3 1 0 2 3 5 –2
Scotland 1989 Group Stage 9th 3 1 1 1 5 7 –2
Italy 1991 Quarter-Finals 5th 4 3 0 1 6 2 +4
Japan 1993 Quarter-Finals 7th 4 1 1 2 8 8 0
Ecuador 1995 Group Stage 15th 3 0 0 3 1 6 –5
Egypt 1997 Group Stage 11th 3 1 0 2 4 7 –3
New Zealand 1999 Fourth Place 4th 6 3 1 2 9 8 +1
Trinidad and Tobago 2001 Group Stage 15th 3 0 0 3 3 8 –5
Finland 2003 Quarter-Finals 5th 4 2 0 2 8 7 +1
Peru 2005 Quarter-Finals 5th 4 2 1 1 7 5 +2
South Korea 2007 Round of 16 16th 4 1 0 3 7 9 –2
Nigeria 2009 Round of 16 12th 4 2 0 2 4 4 0
Mexico 2011 Round of 16 12th 4 1 1 2 4 6 –2
United Arab Emirates 2013 Did not qualify
Chile 2015 Group Stage 21st 3 0 1 2 3 8 –5
India 2017 Quarter-Finals 7th 5 3 0 2 11 7 +4
Peru 2019 To be determined
Total 16/17 0 titles 60 22 6 32 86 102 –16

Recent fixtures and results[edit]

2016[edit]

2017[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 20 players were called up for the 2018 Nike Frendlies in Brandenton, Florida from November 28 - December 2, 2018.[1]

Head Coach: United States Shaun Tsakiris

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Damian Las (2002-04-11) April 11, 2002 (age 16) 11 0 United States Chicago Fire
1GK Chituru Odunze (2002-10-14) October 14, 2002 (age 16) 3 0 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC

2DF Axel Alejandre (2002-08-02) August 2, 2002 (age 16) 12 0 United States Chicago FC United
2DF Adam Armour (2002-09-27) September 27, 2002 (age 16) 8 0 United States North Carolina FC
2DF Sebastian Falsone (2002-01-22) January 22, 2002 (age 17) 0 0 United States Virginia Development Academy
2DF Tayvon Gray (2002-08-19) August 19, 2002 (age 16) 7 0 United States New York City FC
2DF Kobe Hernandez-Foster (2002-06-26) June 26, 2002 (age 16) 11 1 United States LA Galaxy
2DF Mason Judge (2002-03-29) March 29, 2002 (age 16) 10 0 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
2DF Joseph Scally (2002-12-31) December 31, 2002 (age 16) 11 1 United States New York City FC

3MF Andre Luiz Costa (2002-04-06) April 6, 2002 (age 16) 0 0 Spain Rayo Vallecano
3MF William Reilly (2002-02-21) February 21, 2002 (age 17) 2 0 United States Atlanta United
3MF Giovanni Reyna (2002-11-13) November 13, 2002 (age 16) 5 1 Germany Borussia Dortmund
3MF Adam Saldana (2002-02-07) February 7, 2002 (age 17) 14 1 United States LA Galaxy
3MF Peter Stroud (2002-04-23) April 23, 2002 (age 16) 12 0 England West Ham United

4FW Gianluca Busio (2002-05-28) May 28, 2002 (age 16) 6 1 United States Sporting Kansas City
4FW Cameron Dunbar (2002-01-06) January 6, 2002 (age 17) 0 0 United States LA Galaxy
4FW Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (2002-03-25) March 25, 2002 (age 16) 12 5 United States Seattle Sounders
4FW Ricardo Pepi (2003-01-09) January 9, 2003 (age 16) 3 0 United States FC Dallas
4FW Daniel Robles (2002-01-04) January 4, 2002 (age 17) 5 0 United States Seattle Sounders
4FW Griffin Yow (2002-05-09) May 9, 2002 (age 16) 3 2 United States D.C. United

2017 FIFA U17 World Cup[edit]

The following 21 players were called up by Hackworth for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India from 6–28 of October 2017.[2]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
21 1GK Alexander Budnik (2000-02-04) February 4, 2000 (age 19) 0 0 United States Dartmouth College
1 1GK Justin Garces (2000-08-23) August 23, 2000 (age 18) 0 0 United States Atlanta United FC
12 1GK C.J. dos Santos (2000-08-24) August 24, 2000 (age 18) 0 0 Portugal Benfica

13 2DF Sergino Dest (2000-11-03) November 3, 2000 (age 18) 0 0 Netherlands Ajax
3 2DF Chris Gloster (2000-07-28) July 28, 2000 (age 18) 0 0 Germany Hannover 96
2 2DF Jaylin Lindsey (2000-03-27) March 27, 2000 (age 18) 0 0 United States Sporting Kansas City
4 2DF James Sands (2000-07-06) July 6, 2000 (age 18) 0 0 United States New York City FC
5 2DF Tyler Shaver (2000-05-13) May 13, 2000 (age 18) 0 0 United States Stanford Cardinal
14 2DF Akil Watts (2000-02-04) February 4, 2000 (age 19) 0 0 Spain Mallorca

15 3MF George Acosta (2000-01-09) January 9, 2000 (age 19) 0 0 Argentina Boca Juniors
16 3MF Taylor Booth (2001-05-31) May 31, 2001 (age 17) 0 0 Germany Bayern Munich
6 3MF Chris Durkin (2000-02-08) February 8, 2000 (age 19) 0 0 United States D.C. United
8 3MF Blaine Ferri (2000-09-29) September 29, 2000 (age 18) 0 0 Germany Greuther Fürth
20 3MF Chris Goslin (2000-05-12) May 12, 2000 (age 18) 0 0 United States Atlanta United FC
18 3MF Indiana Vassilev (2001-02-16) February 16, 2001 (age 18) 0 0 England Aston Villa

7 4FW Ayo Akinola (2000-01-20) January 20, 2000 (age 19) 25 24 Canada Toronto FC
11 4FW Andrew Carleton (2000-06-22) June 22, 2000 (age 18) 0 0 United States Atlanta United FC
19 4FW Jacobo Reyes (2000-08-11) August 11, 2000 (age 18) 0 0 Mexico Monterrey
17 4FW Bryan Reynolds Jr (2001-06-28) June 28, 2001 (age 17) 0 0 United States FC Dallas
9 4FW Josh Sargent (2000-02-20) February 20, 2000 (age 19) 30 18 Germany Werder Bremen
10 4FW Tim Weah (2000-02-22) February 22, 2000 (age 19) 0 0 France Paris Saint-Germain

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.ussoccer.com https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2018/11/28/21/35/20181128-preview-u17mnt-vs-portugal-nike-international-friendlies. Retrieved 2018-12-02. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Hackworth Names USA Roster for 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India". www.ussoccer.com. Retrieved 2017-09-22.

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