United States men's national under-17 soccer team

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.

United States Under-17
Nickname(s)Baby Nats
AssociationUnited States
Soccer Federation
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America)
Head coachVacant
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)
 Netherlands 4–0 United States 
(Goiania, Brazil; November 2, 2019)
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

HistoryEdit

CONCACAF U-17 Championship recordEdit

  • 1983: First Place  
  • 1985: DNP
  • 1987: Second Place  
  • 1988: Second Place  
  • 1991: Second Place  
  • 1992: First Place  
  • 1994: Second Place  
  • 1996: Second Place  
  • 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  
  • 2013: Quarterfinals – DNQ
  • 2015: Third Place Group A – Won qualifying playoff
  • 2017: Second Place  
  • 2019: Second Place  

• 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 recordEdit

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA GD
  1985 Group stage 12th 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2
  1987 Group stage 13th 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2
  1989 Group stage 9th 3 1 1 1 5 7 −2
  1991 Quarter-finals 5th 4 3 0 1 6 2 +4
  1993 Quarter-finals 7th 4 1 1 2 8 8 0
  1995 Group stage 15th 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5
  1997 Group stage 11th 3 1 0 2 4 7 −3
  1999 Fourth place 4th 6 3 1 2 9 8 +1
  2001 Group stage 15th 3 0 0 3 3 8 −5
  2003 Quarter-finals 5th 4 2 0 2 8 7 +1
  2005 Quarter-finals 5th 4 2 1 1 7 5 +2
  2007 Round of 16 16th 4 1 0 3 7 9 −2
  2009 Round of 16 12th 4 2 0 2 4 4 0
  2011 Round of 16 12th 4 1 1 2 4 6 −2
  2013 Did not qualify
  2015 Group stage 21st 3 0 1 2 3 8 −5
  2017 Quarter-finals 7th 5 3 0 2 11 7 +4
  2019 Group stage 20th 3 0 1 2 1 8 −7
  2021 To be determined
Total 17/19 0 titles 60 22 6 32 86 102 –16

Recent fixtures and resultsEdit

2019Edit

CONCACAF U-17 ChampionshipEdit
Group FEdit
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   United States (H) 3 3 0 0 12 3 +9 9 Round of 16
2   Canada 3 2 0 1 10 5 +5 6
3   Guatemala 3 0 1 2 3 8 −5 1
4   Barbados 3 0 1 2 2 11 −9 1
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Tie-breakers
(H) Host.
May 2 Group FUnited States  3–2  CanadaBradenton, Florida
18:00 ET
Report
Stadium: IMG Academy
Attendance: 350
Referee: Oshane Nation (Jamaica)
May 4 Group FBarbados  1–6  United StatesBradenton, Florida
16:00 ET Richards   54' (pen.) Report
Stadium: IMG Academy
Attendance: 215
Referee: Ismael Cornejo (El Salvador)
May 6 Group FGuatemala  0–3  United StatesBradenton, Florida
18:00 ET Report
Stadium: IMG Academy
Attendance: 110
Referee: Yadel Martinez (Cuba)
May 9 Round of 16United States  8–0  GuadeloupeBradenton, Florida
18:00 ET
Stadium: IMG Academy
Referee: Henry Bejarano (Costa Rica)
May 12 Quarter-finalsUnited States  3–0  PanamaBradenton, Florida
15:00 Report Stadium: IMG Academy
Attendance: 129
May 14 Semi-finalsUnited States  4–0  CanadaBradenton, Florida
16:30
Report Stadium: IMG Academy
Attendance: 113
Referee: Ismael Cornejo (El Salvador)
May 16 FinalMexico  2–1  United StatesBradenton, Florida
19:00
Report
Stadium: IMG Academy
Attendance: 700
Referee: Daneon Parchment (Jamaica)
FIFA U-17 World CupEdit
27 October 2019 (2019-10-27) GroupUnited States  1–4  SenegalBrazil
30 October 2019 (2019-10-30) GroupUnited States  0–0  JapanBrazil
2 November 2019 (2019-11-02) GroupNetherlands  4–0  United StatesBrazil

PlayersEdit

Caps and goals may be incorrect.

Current squadEdit

The following 20 players were named to the squad for the 2019 Nike International Friendlies on November 14–18, 2019.[1][2][3]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Bryan Dowd   Chicago FC United
1GK Seth Wilson   FC Dallas

2DF Axel Alejandre (2002-08-02) August 2, 2002 (age 17) 14 0   Chicago FC United
2DF Antino Lopez   Seattle Sounders
2DF Bryson Hankins   Seattle Sounders
2DF Joshua Ramsey   Solar SC
2DF John Tolkin (2002-07-31) July 31, 2002 (age 17) 3 0   New York Red Bulls
2DF Jonathan Tomkinson   Norwich City
2DF Rickson van Hees   NEC Nijmegen

3MF Gilbert Fuentes (2002-02-21) February 21, 2002 (age 18) 13 0   San Jose Earthquakes
3MF Cesar Garcia (2002-08-04) August 4, 2002 (age 17)   FC Dallas
3MF Damian Rivera   New England Revolution
3MF Pablo Soares   Borussia Mönchengladbach

4FW Sagir David Arce   Monarcas Morelia
4FW Jack de Vries (2002-03-28) March 28, 2002 (age 18) 0 0   Philadelphia Union
4FW Jack Imperato   CD Roda
4FW Noah Jones   RB Leipzig
4FW Tucker Lepley   Sporting Kansas City
4FW Joshua Pynadath   AFC Ajax
4FW Bailey Sparks   Solar FC

Previous call upsEdit

The following players have been called up in the last 12 months.

This list may be incomplete.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Ethan Wady   Chelsea Nike International Friendlies; November 14–18, 2019 INJ
GK Damian Las (2002-04-11) April 11, 2002 (age 18) 19 0   Fulham 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup
GK Chituru Odunze (2002-10-14) October 14, 2002 (age 17) 7 0   Leicester City 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup
GK Aaron Cervantes (2002-03-20) March 20, 2002 (age 18) 4 0   Orange County SC 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup

DF Joseph Scally (2002-12-31) December 31, 2002 (age 17) 19 1   New York City FC 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup
DF George Bello (2002-01-22) January 22, 2002 (age 18) 8 1   Atlanta United 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup
DF Nico Carrera (2002-06-05) June 5, 2002 (age 17) 3 0   FC Dallas 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup
DF Kobe Hernandez-Foster (2002-06-26) June 26, 2002 (age 17) 23 3   LA Galaxy 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup
DF Adam Armour (2002-09-27) September 27, 2002 (age 17) 18 0   North Carolina FC 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup
DF Tayvon Gray (2002-08-19) August 19, 2002 (age 17) 17 0   New York City FC 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup
DF Sebastian Anderson (2002-08-08) August 8, 2002 (age 17) 4 0   Colorado Rapids 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup
DF Mauricio Cuevas (2003-02-10) February 10, 2003 (age 17) 2 0   LA Galaxy 2019 CONCACAF U-17 Championship; May 1–16, 2019

MF Jacob Davis   Sporting Kansas City Nike International Friendlies; November 14–18, 2019 INJ
MF Danny Leyva (2003-05-05) May 5, 2003 (age 17) 7 0   Seattle Sounders 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup
MF Bryang Kayo (2002-07-27) July 27, 2002 (age 17) 8 1   Orange County SC 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup
MF Adam Saldana (2002-02-07) February 7, 2002 (age 18) 25 2   LA Galaxy 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup
MF Ethan Dobbelaere (2002-11-14) November 14, 2002 (age 17) 3 0   Seattle Sounders 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup
MF Maximilian Dietz (2002-02-09) February 9, 2002 (age 18) 2 0   SC Freiburg 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup

FW Gianluca Busio (2002-05-28) May 28, 2002 (age 17) 15 7   Sporting Kansas City 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup
FW Ricardo Pepi (2003-01-09) January 9, 2003 (age 17) 15 5   FC Dallas 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup
FW Giovanni Reyna (2002-11-13) November 13, 2002 (age 17) 15 8   Borussia Dortmund 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup
FW Griffin Yow (2002-09-25) September 25, 2002 (age 17) 12 7   D.C. United 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup
FW Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (2002-03-25) March 25, 2002 (age 18) 24 9   Seattle Sounders 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup
FW Andres Jasson (2002-01-17) January 17, 2002 (age 18) 11 1   New York City FC 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup
FW Tyler Freeman (2003-01-09) January 9, 2003 (age 17) 3 1   Sporting Kansas City 2019 CONCACAF U-17 Championship; May 1–16, 2019

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2019/11/2019-nike-international-friendlies-set-for-nov-14-18-in-lakewood-ranch-fla
  2. ^ @USYNT (November 10, 2019). "UPDATE: Due to injuries, GK Bryan Dowd will replace Ethan Wady on the U-17 MNT roster and M Brian Gutierrez will replace Patrick Bohui on the U-16 BNT" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ @USYNT (November 14, 2019). "UPDATE: Midfielder Cesar Garcia will replace Jacob Davis on the U-17 MNT roster due to injury" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

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