USA U-17s in World Cup Round of 16

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Striker Josh Sargent (who will head to Werder Bremen in 2018) has scored oodles of goals for the U-17s and even shone with the U-20s.

A brilliant hat-trick from Tim Weah along with goals from Josh Sargent and Andrew Carleton saw USA beat Paraguay 5-0 in their Round of 16 clash at the 2017 Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 World Cup. When he feels I am ready, I think he will call me.

Going by the way Paraguay have played in the tournament, US will certainly have their task cut out and will hope their star forward and Werder Bremen target Josh Sargent fires at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, a venue where they have already played two games.

The USA's five-goal margin of victory over Paraguay has been matched only once in 58 previous US games at the U-17 World Cup - in 2003, when Freddy Adu scored a hat trick in a 6-1 win over South Korea in the group opener.

Weah, son of former AC Milan and Liberian legend George Weah, showed why Paris Saint-Germain has made a decision to invest in his talent.

"It's easy when you have a bad result for everyone to think so negative and no more so than when you miss a World Cup".

"My mom texted me and asked me to get down on my knee and thank God because he is the reason for everything tonight", the PSG II man said. "We have been practising for the last one year about that, not only the technical stuff has been focused on, mentally they have been prepared because of the concentration and behaviour of the players", the coach said. I know, I'm bummed, too.

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Weah put the USA ahead in the 19th minute with a left-footed shot from the center of the penalty area after Carleton pushed the ball up field to Ayo Akinola, who one-timed a cross.

"We talked about it internally and I told these guys that the responsibility of doing something for U.S. Soccer fell on them", Hackworth said.

"It ended up being a lovely strike".

He scored his second goal of the match with a curling long-range effort from outside the box in the 53rd minute and then topped it off with a composed finish from a Josh Sargent pass to complete a well-deserved hattrick against the Latin American powerhouses. I don't score a lot of lovely goals.

Following Weah's screamer early on in the second half, the South American team lost shape at the back and United States of America took full advantage of it, scoring three more goals.

A well-worked move down the right saw Sargent set it up nicely for Andrew Carleton to deliver the killer blow.

As the Paraguayans showed signs of fighting back, the Americans tended to get physical and in the processs defender James Sands and Chris Goslin were shown yellow card.