The United States under-17 men’s national team begin their quest to qualify for the World Cup today at the CONCACAF Championship. This tournament is a mirror image of the one the U-20’s won in March for the first time ever. Can this talented group of U-17’s pull it off too?
John Hackworth’s side has seen varied success this cycle. They’ve won several tournaments such as the Mondial Football de Montaigu tournament in France last March. They’ve also seen some disappointment.
Several players on the final roster have already signed MLS Homegrown Player deals such as Atlanta United’s duo of Andrew Carleton and Chris Goslin and D.C. United’s Chris Durkin. Perhaps the most talked about prospect on the roster over the past six months is the team’s captain, striker Josh Sargent. The St. Louis native lit up the Nike Friendlies in December with four goals and two assists in three games. He’s also trained with Schalke earlier this year.
Honestly, results are secondary at this level to seeing individuals shine. Keep an eye out for who impresses you and let us know in the comments.
This match kicks off at 1:30 p.m. ET and can be seen on CONCACAF’s Facebook page.