The US U-17 team is set to face Germany in the round of 16 of the U-17 World Cup on Tuesday at 3:30 am ET. This marks the team’s second attempt to reach the quarterfinals in 18 years, having appeared in seven out of eight tournaments held during that time.
In their only quarterfinals appearance since going back-to-back in the last-eight in 2001 and 2003, the US U-17 team made a deep run in 2017, led by future senior regulars Timothy Weah, Josh Sargent and Sergiño Dest. This time around, Gonzalo Segares’ team is headlined by 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.
The US U-17 team has a history of making it to the World Cup semifinals, having done so just once before, when Landon Donovan, DaMarcus Beasley and Kyle Beckerman were the up-and-coming stars all the way back in 1999. Meanwhile, Germany has been unblemished so far, having won all three of their group stage matches against Mexico, New Zealand and Venezuela.
To catch this highly anticipated matchup between these two talented teams, viewers can tune in to NBC Universo at 3:30 am ET on Tuesday (Nov. 21). The game will also be streamed online on Telemundo Deportes and through the Telemundo app for those who prefer to watch from the comfort of their own homes.