The latest edition of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup is here, this time in Chile, and the US are back in the field, returning after missing out on the 2013 tournament. In a tough Group A with the hosts, Croatia and Nigeria, the US will have to work to manage a good showing. But they're only seven games away from winning the whole thing!
HOW TO WATCH
The games begin on Saturday, October 17, including US vs. Nigeria, which will air at 3:55 pm ET on FS2 and Telemundo. All games from the tournament will be broadcast on FS2/FOX Sports GO or FOX Soccer Plus/FOX Soccer 2 Go in English and Telemundo, NBC Universo or En Vivo Extra in Spanish. Check out the broadcasters' websites and your local listings for more information.
WHO TO FOLLOW:
- @ussoccer_ynt: To get the official word from the team while in Chile, follow the official US Soccer youth national team account for updates before, during and after games.
- @BrianSciaretta: One of the most informed journalists around on American youth team prospects and Americans abroad.
- @TopDrawerSoccer: Covers American youth soccer. If you haven't heard of a player, chances are they've seen him play, dozens of times.
- @LiviuBird: Covers American soccer for SI.com.
COMPLETE US ROSTER
Goalkeepers (3): Eric Lopez (LA Galaxy II; Westminster, Calif.), William Pulisic (Richmond United; Mechanicsville, Va.), Kevin Silva (Players Development Academy; Bethlehem, Pa.)
Defenders (8): Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls II; Wappinger Falls, N.Y.), Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy Academy; Norwalk, Calif.), Danny Barbir (West Bromwich Albion; Allentown, Penn.), Tanner Dieterich (Real Salt Lake Academy; Nashville, Tenn.), John Nelson (Internationals; Medina, Ohio), Matthew Olosunde (New York Red Bulls Academy; Trenton, N.J.), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union Academy; Media, Pa.), Alexis Velela (New York Cosmos; San Diego, Calif.)
Midfielders (5): Eric Calvillo (Real So Cal; Palmdale, Calif.), Luca de la Torre (Fulham; San Diego, Calif.), Thomas McCabe (Players Development Academy; South Orange, N.J.), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund; Hershey, Pa.), Alex Zendejas (FC Dallas; El Paso, Tex.)
Forwards (5): Pierre da Silva (Orlando City Academy; Port Chester, N.Y.), Joe Gallardo (Monterrey; San Diego, Calif.), Josh Perez (unattached; La Habra, Calif.), Brandon Vazquez (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Haji Wright (New York Cosmos; Los Angeles, Calif.)