The U.S. U-17 team will attempt to reach the quarterfinals of the U-17 World Cup for just the second time in 18 years (appeared in seven out of eight tournaments held in that time), when they face off against Germany’s unblemished and confident young squad in the round of 16 on Tuesday at 3:30 am ET.
The U-17 Yanks, led by coach Gonzalo Segares, have a rich history in this tournament, having reached the semifinals just once before, back in 1999 with stars Landon Donovan, DaMarcus Beasley and Kyle Beckerman. This time around, however, they are looking to make a deep run into the knockout stages, with standout players such as Liverpool youngster Keylor Figueroa (son of former Honduras international Meynor), Charlotte forward Nimfasha Berchimas (three goals thus far) and San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Cruz Medina leading the charge.
In their group stage matches, the U.S. U-17 team won two out of three games against South Korea and Burkina Faso before being narrowly defeated by France in their final game to finish second place in Group E. Germany also had a strong showing in group play, winning all three of their matches against Mexico, New Zealand and Venezuela.
To catch all the action between these two talented teams, viewers can tune into NBC Universo at 3:30 am ET on Tuesday (Nov. 21). They can also stream the match live on Telemundo Deportes or through the Telemundo app for those who prefer digital viewing options.