clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

How to watch USA vs Croatia in the U-17 World Cup: start time, TV schedule and live stream

The second game of the U-17s' World Cup.

Mike Carlson/Getty Images

The USA U-17 Men's National Team is back in action in Chile, looking get its first points in the group stage of the U-17 World Cup. An opening-game loss to Nigeria has put the USA in need of at least a point from this match. Another loss could see the team eliminated from the knockout rounds with a game still to play in the group stage: the top two teams progress, and if Croatia wins, its four points (it already has one thanks to a draw with Chile in its first match) will be beyond the USA's reach; as either Nigeria or Chile would be if one of them wins their match-up later today.

So to avoid being at the mercy of results elsewhere and to carry some control over its destiny into the last game of the group stage, the USA needs at least a point. A win would be best, but a point is the priority. That would set up a shot at a minimum of four points from the group stage (if the USA can beat Chile in its next game), and that total might be good for second in the group or one of the lucky-loser slots reserved for the best third-placed teams in the group stage.

The New York Red Bulls have two players in this squad: Matthew Olosunde and Tyler Adams. Olosunde started against Croatia, and was replaced by Adams midway through the second half. Coach Richie Williams was criticized for his selection after the loss to Nigeria (largely for starting Auston Trusty, who had a profoundly regrettable outing). He can't pick exactly the same team this time out (Trusty was sent off against Nigeria), so there will be at least one change to the lineup.

USA vs Croatia

When: 4:00 pm, Eastern; Tuesday, October 20
Where: Estadio Sausalito, Vina del Mar, Chile
TV: FS2, NBC Universo
Online: NBC Deportes En Vivo Extra, FoxSoccer2Go, FoxSportsGo