The United States U-17 team will attempt to reach the quarterfinals of the U-17 World Cup for the second time in 18 years (appeared in seven out of eight tournaments held in that time), when they face off against the unbeaten and confident Germany U-17 squad in the round of 16 on Tuesday at 3:30 am ET.
The US team’s only quarterfinals appearance since going back-to-back in the last-eight in 2001 and 2003 came in 2017, led by future senior regulars Timothy Weah, Josh Sargent, and Sergiño Dest. This time around, Gonzalo Segares’ team is headlined by Liverpool youngster Keylor Figueroa (son of former Honduras international Meynor), Charlotte forward Nimfasha Berchimas (three goals thus far) and San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Cruz Medina.
The baby Yanks won two out of their three group games against South Korea and Burkina Faso before being hammered 3-0 by France in the finale, finishing second in Group E. The US U-17 team has been to the World Cup semifinals just once, when Landon Donovan, DaMarcus Beasley, and Kyle Beckerman were the up-and-coming stars all the way back in 1999.
To watch or stream USA vs Germany – U-17 World Cup round of 16, tune into NBC Universo at 3:30 am ET on Tuesday (Nov. 21).