USA vs Colombia – 5 Players To Watch Out For
USA will face Colombia in the last match of Group A. With USA already qualified for the Knockout stage Colombia will be keen to pull off a win against them to qualify for the next round. Here have a look at the 5 players to watch out for in the match between USA and Colombia.
1. Josh Sargent (USA) :
Hot-shot USA striker Josh Sargent is one of the most prolific players who have touched down in the country for this tournament. This will be Sargent’s second World Cup of the year for his country, as he has already represented USA at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Korea.
The USA number nine scored two goals on his debut against Ecuador and by doing so, he came the youngest American player to net a goal in the tournament’s history.
Sargent also played a more than a crucial role in helping his team qualify for the tournament in India, as he scored five goals in the qualifying round as well.
Sargent has drawn attention of some of Europe’s top clubs and a move to the football- frenzy continent seems to be on the cards sooner than later.
2. Ayo Akinola (USA) :
Ayo Akinola is a TFC Academy Product.He has scored 24 goals in just 25 appearances for the USA under 17s.
He also played in USL for TFC too. After a spell with the TFC Academy, Akinola was called up to the Toronto FC II set-up during the 2016 USL season.
On December 2, 2015, he made his debut for the Under-17 national team, playing 40 minutes in a 3–2 defeat to England Under-16s. He first goal came against Brazil on March 22, 2016, before netting a brace against Russia on March 26, 2016.
3. Timothy Weah (USA) :
Timothy, son of legendary Liberian footballer George Weah who won the Ballon d’Or in 1995, is a key player of the US side in this U-17 World Cup. He recently signed with Paris Saint-Germain.
4.Jaminton Campaz (Colombia) :
Jaminton Campaz (born 24 May 2000) is a Colombian football player who plays as forward for Deportes Tolima in Categoría Primera A.
He has already made four first-team league appearances for club side Deportes Tolima and will be expected to carry the heavy burden of leading the Colombian attack this tournament. He starred with three goals for Colombia in the 2017 South American U17 Championship in Chile and his coach will be hoping he continues his goalscoring touch in India as well.
5. Juan Sebastián Peñaloza (Colombia) :
Colombian outfit is usually seen keeping possession of the ball for most of the game and is also known for their quick touches. In addition to this, the defensive forces form a formidable part of the squad, thanks to their height and remarkable aerial strength. Juan Sebastian Penaloza will be a very important player in the defense for Columbia to perform well in the under 17 World Cup.