2017 U-17 World Cup

Liverpool’s Brewster sends U.S. out of U-17 World Cup

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The attempts were nearly even. The finishing was anything but.

The United States fell 4-1 to England on Saturday at the U-17 World Cup quarterfinals in India.

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Captain Josh Sargent scored the lone United States goal at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, pulling the Baby Yanks within two goals before Liverpool man Rhian Brewster completed his hat trick with a stoppage time penalty.

Here’s Sargent’s goal:

Morgan Gibbs-White of Wolverhampton scored England’s other goal.

Ajax defender Sergio Dest took a red card in that added time, ensuing the U.S. would finish its World Cup with 10 men.

The U.S. took 20 of the matches 39 shot attempts, but England put 12 on target compared to the Americans’ four.

WATCH LIVE: U.S. vs. England in U-17 World Cup quarters

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The United States are three wins from the U-17 World Cup title, and look to beat traditional power to set up a semifinal against another (Watch live at 10:30 a.m. ET online via Telemundo En Vivo).

England is on the docket Saturday in Margao, India, and the winner gets the winner of Germany and Brazil. Those two play Sunday in Kolkata.

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The Americans are widely considered the best U-17 group to come through the ranks, especially in attack, and have a chance to make a big statement against an England side with a bevy of Premier League Academy stars, heavily drawn from Chelsea and Man City.

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USMNT: Garces (Atlanta United), Gloster (New York Red Bulls), Durkin (DC United), Booth (Real Salt Lake), Watts (Portland Timbers), Sands (New York City FC), Ferri (Solar Chelsea SC), Carleton (Atlanta United), Akinola (Toronto FC), Weah (PSG), Sargent (c, Werder Bremen)

England: Anderson (Man City), Sessegnon (Fulham), Latibeaudiere (c, Man City), Guehi (Chelsea), Panzo (Chelsea), McEachran (Chelsea), Oakley-Boothe (Tottenham), Foden (Man City), Gibbs-White (Wolverhampton), Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea), Brewster (Liverpool).

U-17 World Cup wrap: England advances to meet USA

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The United States now knows it’ll have to take down England’s best to get to the semifinals of the U-17 World Cup in India.

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England, don’t laugh, won in penalty kicks after a scoreless match with Japan, advancing to meet the Baby Yanks.


England 0-0 (5-3, PKs) Japan

There wasn’t a single miss amongst the England shooters, as Rhian Brewster (Liverpool), Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea), Phil Foden (Man City), Nya Kirby (Crystal Palace), and Curtis Anderson (Man City) converted from the spot to set up a date against the U.S.

Mali 5-1 Iraq

Lassana Ndiaye scored twice to join France’s Amine Gouiri atop the goal scoring list for the tournament as Mali advances to face the winner of Ghana vs. Niger.

France 1-2 Spain

Barcelona prospects Juan Miranda and Abel Ruiz get the better of France to set up a date with high-flying Iran.

 

Iran 2-1 Mexico

Iran conceded for just the second time in the tournament, but not before Mohammad Sharifi and Allahyar Sayyad (both of Iranian club Saifa) made it 2-0 by the 11th minute.

USA U-17s pummel Paraguay to reach World Cup quarters

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  • USA make last eight for first time since 2005 U-17 World Cup
  • PSG’s Tim Weah scores hat trick
  • First U.S. win in knockout stage since 1999

After a rough past week for the full U.S. national team, the U-17 side gave the nation exactly what they needed.

The USA beat Pargauay 5-0 in New Delhi on Monday with the Baby Nats reaching the quarterfinals courtesy of a fine hat trick from Timothy Weah (son of former World Player of the Year, George), plus goals from Andrew Carleton and Josh Sargent.

John Hackworth’s side will now face the winner of England v Japan in Margao on Saturday, with the U.S. having an extra day of rest. A simply stunning performance from the U.S. youngsters.

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After Paraguay had threatened early on a flowing team move gave the U.S. the lead through Weah.

The brilliant Carleton combined with Sagrent to find Ayo Akinola out wide and his superb cross was knocked home by Weah at the far post. 1-0 to the USA.

In the first half U.S. central midfielder Chris Goslin, who impressed throughout, was shown a yellow card which meant he would miss a potential quarterfinal clash.

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Goslin didn’t let that impact him as he hit a stunning free kick from 35 yards out which Paraguay’s goalkeeper got a slight touch on as it hit the bar.

The U.S. should have gone 2-0 up right on half time as Akinola was free at the back post but couldn’t bundle the ball over the line.

In the second half Weah struck a fine goal for his and the USA’s second as the PSG youngster cut in from the left flank and drilled an unstoppable effort into the far top corner. 2-0 to the USA.

It got even better for the U.S. soon after as Sargent turned and played in Carleton to slot home and make it 3-0 with still over 25 minutes to go.

Late on Paraguay tired and the U.S. picked them off on the break time and time again with Carleton setting up Sargent to slam home and then picking out Weah for his third and the USA’s fifth goal.

Weah’s hat trick capped off a superb win for the USA’s U-17 side as they now face a huge quarterfinal clash on Saturday.

VIDEO: Tim Weah scores stunning goal for USA U-17s

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Ah, a chip off the old block…

[ RECAP: USA U-17s hammer Paraguay ]

Good god. What a strike.

Paris Saint-Germain youngster Tim Weah scored a hat trick for the U.S. national team U-17 side in their 5-0 World Cup Round of 16 win against Paraguay in New Delhi on Monday.

His second was a Goal of the Tournament contender as the U.S. have now reached the quarterfinals of the U-17 World Cup for the first time since 2005.

Click play on the video above to watch Weah smash home.

Weah, 17, had nothing on as he picked the ball up on the left flank but he cut inside and smashed home an unstoppable shot into the far corner.