The United States has learned their group for the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship, which will serve as qualifying for next year's U-17 World Cup. The Americans are paired with Cuba, Honduras, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and either El Salvador or Guatemala (to be determined in a playoff) in Group A.
The tournament is hosted by Honduras and all of the Group A matches will be played at Francisco Morazan Stadium. If the U.S. wins their group, they will automatically qualify for the World Cup in Chile, while the second and third place teams will go to a playoff for World Cup spots.
U.S. manager Robbie Williams led the U.S. to a second place finish at the Nike International Friendlies last week and has one of the more talented youth teams in years. Christian Pulisic is with Borussia Dortmund, while Haji Wright and Eric Calvillo are fantastic young talents to lead a team that is, in large part, a product of the Developmental Academy's growth in the last several years.
The Americans will begin their tournament on February 7 against Cuba and played five group stage matches. The final day of competition will be March 15 in San Pedro Sula, where the championship match will be played.
- Friday, Feb. 27: Cuba, 6 p.m. ET (5 p.m. local)
- Monday, March 2: Trinidad & Tobago, 6 p.m. ET (5 p.m. local)
- Thursday, March 5: TBD (UNCAF team), 6 p.m. ET (5 p.m. local)
- Sunday, March 8: Honduras, 8:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. local)
- Wednesday, March 11: Jamaica, 6 p.m. ET (5 p.m. local)