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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…

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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.

Watch Live: USA U-17s in World Cup Round of 16

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The Baby Nats are in Round of 16 action in the U-17 World Cup in India on Monday.

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John Hackworth’s side won two of their three group games in Group A but finished third in their group to set up a tough test against Paraguay who won all three of their group games and scored 10 goals.

If the U.S. beat Paraguay in New Delhi they will face the winner of England vs. Japan in Margao on Saturday in the quarterfinals.

Colombia, who finished above the USA in Group A, face a tough task against Germany on Monday in the other Round of 16 clash.

Below is the full schedule for the two Round of 16 games on Monday, while you can click on the link above to watch all the action live via Telemundo Deportes.


Round of 16
Colombia vs. Germany – 7:30 a.m. ET
Paraguay vs. United States – 10:30 a.m. ET

Preview, stream links for U-17 World Cup in India

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The 2017 U-17 World Cup kicks off in India on Friday with 24 teams from across six confederations battling it out to be crowned the best youth national team on the planet.

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For the U.S. national team, they’ve been placed in Group A with hosts India and that is who they face in their first game of the tournament on Friday in New Delhi before taking on Ghana in New Delhi and Colombia in Navi Mumbai.

John Hackworth’s U.S. side include plenty of stars for the future with Jack Sargent (who starred at the U-20 World Cup for the U.S. and has been named skipper), Tim Weah and Ayo Akinola looking to provide the goals up top. They have spent time in Dubai preparing for the tournament but are now in India ahead of Friday’s kick off.

The pre-tournament favorites are Germany, England, Brazil and France, with Mexico’s youngsters also favored.

As for the U.S., they failed to win a game at the last U-17 World Cup in Chile in 2015 and were knocked out in the group stage and their best-ever finish in this tournament was fourth in 1999 when Landon Donovan won the Golden Ball award in New Zealand. They are expected to make a run to the at least the quarterfinals this time around.

Below is a look at the six groups for the tournament which starts on Oct. 6 and runs until Oct. 28.

You can stream every game live online via Telemundo by clicking on the link above.


Group A
India
USA
Colombia
Ghana

Group B
Paraguay
Mali
New Zealand
Turkey

Group C
Iran
Guinea
Germany
Costa Rica

Group D
North Korea
Niger
Brazil
Spain

Group E
Hondruas
Japan
New Caledonia
France

Group F
Iraq
Mexico
Chile
England

Tim Weah, son of George, helps US qualify for U17 World Cup

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Timothy Weah, a son of 1995 FIFA Player of the Year George Weah, scored the final goal as the United States beat Cuba 6-2 Friday at Panama City and qualified for the Under-17 World Cup.

A 17-year-old forward from Rosedale, New York, who is in Paris Saint-Germain’s youth system, Weah assisted on Zyen Jones’ 49th-minute goal for a 4-2 lead and scored his second goal of the North and Central American and Caribbean Championship in the 88th, curling a left-footed shot around goalkeeper Danny Echeverria. Bryan Reynolds got the fifth U.S. goal 83rd minute after Weah’s shot was parried by Echeverria into Reynolds’s path.

The U.S. will play Mexico or Costa Rica in Sunday’s CONCACAF final.

The Americans built a 3-1 halftime lead on Indiana Vassilev’s goal in the 15th minute, Miguel Coll’s go-ahead own goal in the 37th and Andrew Carleton’s goal in the 39th. Brian Savigne had tied the score in the 19th.

The Under-17 World Cup will be played in India from Oct. 6-28.