The United States Soccer teams are started rip benefits from the MLS and Youth structure in the USA. The Soccer as they proudly call has seen tremendous progress.
The youth teams are forced and the U-17 world cup in India will prove why the USA will be next big thing in the world football.
The stars and stripes are the regular participants of the competition and have played in 15 out 16 editions of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
They just missed out on the 2013 edition. They first appeared in the 1985 edition by crashed out in the group stages.
Their best performance came in the 2003 edition where they finished 4th losing to Australia in a penalty shoot-out.The USA made to the last 16 on four occasions.
Last year The United States Soccer team was part of 5 nation football tournament in India where they thrashed host India. They will take that as the confidence booster when they face Indians in World Cup.
Road to India U-17 World Cup
John Hackworth’s side before losing to Mexico in a penalty shoot-out in the finals of CONCACAF U-17, The stars and stripes defeated the Mexican side 4-3 in a thrilling Group C encounter.
The finals turned out to be an exciting encounter between the arch rivals, where the Mexicans equalized in the stoppage time and eventually winning the finals in the shootout.
Players to watch out for
After impressing at the U-20 level by becoming the country’s youngest player to score at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, Josh Sargent now sets his sights on the U-17 trophy. He has caught eyes of many top European clubs. He is kind of player who can score a goal from any angle which makes him dangerous.
Defenders Jaylin Lindsey and James Sands, midfielder Chris Durkin could prove handy for the US for this world cup campaign.