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How to watch Haji Wright, Alexis Velela, and the United States U17 World Cup match against Croatia

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The United States got off to a poor start in the FIFA U17 World Cup, losing to Nigeria by a 2-0 score, and losing a defender to a red card. The squad will be looking to right the ship on Tuesday, when they take on Croatia.

Head Coach Richie WIlliams may look to make some changes to a lineup that looked a bit over-matched in the first contest, though Cosmos' forward Haji Wright is still a near certainty to start. Defender Alexis Velela, also with the Cosmos, could be in contention for minutes as well, especially with Philadelphia Union product Auston Trusty being suspended for his red card in the opener.

For the US, this one probably isn't a must-win affair, as the opening draw between Croatia and Chile leave the US a tiny margin of error. They'll need to take at least a point from this one, however, if they want to avoid elimination before the final group stage match, and taking three would be quite nice.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Tuesday's crucial match:




Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 4:00 pm ET (1:00 pm PT)


Estadio Sausalito, Vina Del Mar


US viewers will be able to watch the match on NBC Universo.


The match will be streamed live on FoxSoccer2Go, as will every United States match during the tournament.

Full United States Roster

GOALKEEPERS: Eric Lopez (LA Galaxy II; Westminster, Calif.), William Pulisic (Richmond United; Mechanicsville, Va.), Kevin Silva (Players Development Academy; Bethlehem, Pa.)

DEFENDERS: Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls II; Wappinger Falls, N.Y.),Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy Academy; Norwalk, Calif.), Danny Barbir (West Bromwich Albion; Allentown, Penn.), Tanner Dieterich (Real Salt Lake Academy; Nashville, Tenn.), John Nelson (Internationals; Medina, Ohio), Matthew Olosunde (New York Red Bulls Academy; Trenton, N.J.), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union Academy; Media, Pa.)*, Alexis Velela (New York Cosmos; San Diego, Calif.)

MIDFIELDERS: Eric Calvillo (Real So Cal; Palmdale, Calif.), Luca de la Torre (Fulham F.C. San Diego, Calif.), Thomas McCabe (Players Development Academy; South Orange, N.J.), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund; Hershey, Pa.), Alejandro Zendejas (FC Dallas; El Paso, Tex.)

FORWARDS: Pierre da Silva (Orlando City SC Academy; Port Chester, N.Y.), Joe Gallardo (C.F. Monterrey; San Diego, Calif.), Josh Perez (Unattached; La Habra, Calif.), Brandon Vazquez (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Haji Wright (New York Cosmos; Los Angeles, Calif.)