The U.S. U-17 team is set to face Germany in the round of 16 of the U-17 World Cup, with a chance to reach the quarterfinals for just the second time in 18 years. This will be their seventh out of eight tournaments held in that time, and they have been to the semifinals only once before, when Landon Donovan, DaMarcus Beasley and Kyle Beckerman were up-and-coming stars back in 1999.
Gonzalo Segares’ team is led by Liverpool youngster Keylor Figueroa (son of former Honduras international Meynor), Charlotte forward Nimfasha Berchimas (who has three goals thus far) and San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Cruz Medina. The U.S. U-17 team won two of their three group games against South Korea and Burkina Faso before being hammered 3-0 by France in the finale, finishing 2nd in Group E.
On the other hand, Germany has been unblemished so far and has won all their group stage matches against Mexico, New Zealand, and Venezuela. This will be a tough test for the baby Yanks as they take on one of the strongest teams in this tournament.
If you want to catch this exciting match between USA vs Germany at U-17 World Cup round of 16 you can tune into NBC Universo at 3:30 am ET on Tuesday (Nov. 21). You can also stream it online on Telemundo Deportes and through the Telemundo app.