March 13, 2015
A SECOND CHANCE
USA faces Jamaica again in chance to reach U-17 World Cup
The U.S. Under-17 men's national team will get another shot at Jamaica to reach the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
The Americans, who lost to the Reggae Boyz in group play on Wednesday, will meet the Jamaicans for an opportunity give the world championship in the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Following the completion of group stage, the four teams that finished second and third in their respective groups were reseeded and will now need a playoff win to secure the last two CONCACAF spots in the U-17 World Cup. Honduras, winners of the USA's group, and Mexico, who will play for the tournament championship on Sunday following the U.S.-Jamaica game, have already clinched berths in the World Cup field.
The four teams advancing to the playoffs are Canada, Costa Rica, Jamaica and the United States. Costa Rica and Canada will play in the first game of the tripleheader; all three games will be played at the Estadio Francisco Morazan in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
The United States finds itself in this win-or-go-home situation by way of a 1-0 loss to Jamaica Wednesday. The Jamaican goal came on a penalty shot, after a hand ball call on an American defender, late in the second half.
The 2015 FIFA Under-17 World Cup will be played in Chile Oct.17-Nov. 8.