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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!

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.

MORE: 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup Preview  | Full Schedule


  • @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

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.)