KENYA BROWN - Friday, October 13, 2017
The United States will have a nervous wait to find out their opponent in the next round of the U-17 World Cup after suffering a loss to Colombia on Thursday.
The not loss not only dropped them down to third place in their final Group A game but it also puts them in a precarious position in which they could either face Paraguay, Germany or Iran in the second round.
The young Americans found themselves down a goal in the third minute of play when a throw-in from Andres Cifuentes bounced between Chris Durkin and Jaylin Lindsey, allowing Deiber Caicedo to tap the ball from off his back and pass it to Juan Vidal, who beat goalkeeper Justin Garces from close range.
However, they would find the equalizer in the 24th minute when Andrew Carleton ran towards the end line with the ball before crossing it to an unmarked George Acosta, whose right-footed shot beat Colombian goalkeeper Kevin Mier.
Colombia would retake the lead in the 67th minute when Juan Penaloza's free-kick sailed over the head of Garces. They then put the game out of reach in the 88th minute when Penaloza sent a low cross across the area that found Caicedo, who had no problem putting it in the back of the net.
The US will find out their next opponent after tomorrow's games.