The US U-17 team is preparing to take on Germany in the round of 16 of the U-17 World Cup, in an attempt to reach the quarterfinals for only the second time in 18 years. The US has appeared in seven out of eight tournaments held during that time, and this year’s team is led by Liverpool youngster Keylor Figueroa, Charlotte forward Nimfasha Berchimas, and San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Cruz Medina.
The US has had a mixed record at the U-17 World Cup, with their lone quarterfinals appearance since going back-to-back in the last eight in 2001 and 2003 coming in 2017. That year, a team led by future senior regulars Timothy Weah, Josh Sargent and Sergiño Dest made a deep run until they came up against England, the eventual winners. This time around, Gonzalo Segares’ team is determined to make another run at glory.
Germany has also had success at the U-17 World Cup, finishing as runners up in 2015 and making it to the semifinals in 2019. They have been dominant so far in their group stage matches against Mexico and New Zealand before facing Venezuela.
To watch the match between the US and Germany on Tuesday (3:30 am ET) you can tune into NBC Universo or stream it online through Telemundo Deportes and their app.