The USA U-20s conclude their 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship group stage against St. Kitts and Nevis. After losing their opening match to Panama and falling behind early to Haiti in their second game, the Americans looked destined for a surprisingly short stay in this tournament. But a second-half turnaround against Les Grenadiers has put the US back on track for the next round.
The task in this match is to win and win big - maybe. CONCACAF has not synchronized kick-offs for the final round of the group stage. Group B's other teams, Panama and Haiti, will play before this game, so the USA will know exactly what it has to do - and if whether it is even possible to not just qualify for the next round but win the group - before it starts to play St. Kitts.
But it is difficult to conceive of a scenario that sees the USA missing out on the next round - and whatever is required of the team to make its place in the Classification Stage official, it would do the Americans good to close out the group with a big win.
St. Kitts and Nevis has endured two heavy losses so far and it is therefore difficult to predict anything but a similar result for the team in this game. The Group B makeweights will seek to confound expectations, but there is little evidence to suggest they will be successful in that endeavor.