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Global Mar 13, 2015

U.S. U-17 MNT facing Jamaica on Sunday seeking 2015 U-17 World Cup berth

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CHICAGO (Via U.S. Soccer) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team will play Jamaica in a playoff match on Sunday, March 15, at 7 p.m. ET at the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship for a chance to earn a berth to the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Following the completion of group stage play, 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.

The four teams advancing to the playoffs are Canada (3-1-1; 10 points, plus-4 goal differential), Costa Rica (3-1-1; 10 points, plus-8), Jamaica (3-1-1; 10 points, plus-4) and the United States (3-1-1; 10 points, plus-9). Because all four teams finished with the same amount of points and not all of them faced each other, the first playoff tiebreaker used for reseeding was goal differential in all group matches. Because two teams were tied on goal differential, the No. 3 and 4 seeds were determined based on total goals scored in the tournament.

Playoff Stage Reseeding:
1. USA
2. Costa Rica
3. Canada
4. Jamaica

By virtue of winning their groups, Group A winner Honduras and Group B winner Mexico secured automatic berths to the FIFA U-17 World Cup and will play each other in the title match of the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship on Sunday, March 15, at 10 p.m. ET.As the No. 1 seed, the USA will play Jamaica, the No. 4 seed, setting up a rematch between the two countries following the USA’s 1-0 loss on March 11. No. 2 seed Costa Rica and No. 3 seed Canada will play for the other World Cup spot in the earlier playoff game at 4 p.m. ET.


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