CHICAGO (AP) — Former Basel coach Raphael Wicky has been hired to replace John Hackworth as coach of the U.S. under-17 team.
The 41-year-old former defensive midfielder made 75 appearances...
Josh Sargent recalled when coach John Hackworth greeted the U.S. Under-17s at breakfast in India last month and told players the American national team failed to qualify for next year's World Cup.
A slow start by the United States let England take a quick two-goal lead and cruise to a berth in the semifinals of the Under-17 World Cup in India.
Rhian Brewster scored three goals and set up Morgan Gibbs-White for another, leading England to a 4-1 win Saturday at Goa.
"We have to do things better in all ways. We have to first of all come out with a different mentality," U.S. coach John Hackworth said.
Six days after the U.S. failed to qualify for next year's World Cup, the Americans' Under-17 team reached the quarterfinals of its FIFA tournament for the first time since 2005.
Tim Weah, a son of former world player of the year George Weah, scored three goals in a 5-0 rout of Paraguay on Monday at the Under-17 World Cup in India. Andrew Carleton and Josh Sargent also scored in New Delhi for the Americans, who play England or Japan on Saturday in Goa.