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United States U-17 Women's National Team
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Yanks
The Stars and Stripes
The Red, White, and Blue
Association United States Soccer Federation
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Head coach United States Kazbek Tambi
Home colours
Away colours
FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 2008)
Best result Runners-up (2008)

The United States U-17 women's national soccer team is a youth soccer team operated under the auspices of U.S. Soccer. Its primary role is the development of players in preparation for the full Women's National Team. The team's most recent major tournament was the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, in which the United States team finished runners-up to tournament champions North Korea. The team competes in a variety of competitions, including the biennial FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, which is the top competition for this age group. The current head coach is Kazbek Tambi.




2002 through 2005

The women's U-17 program was started in 2002 and was initially focused on developing players for the U-19 national team. The U-17s played their first matches in November 2002, including a 3-0 victory over Scotland. Through 2003, the U-17s went undefeated in international matches, defeating youth teams from Canada and Germany, and repeated that feat in 2004. In 2005, however, the U-17s suffered defeats in matches against the Canadian and Mexican youth teams.

In 2006, the U-17s competed against various youth teams from Argentina and Germany, including a loss to the senior Argentina women's national team.[1]


In February 2007, FIFA began organizing for the inaugural FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand.[2] In preparation for the tournament, the U-17s posted a 9-1-0 record, defeating U-17 teams from Germany and Uruguay and U-19 teams from Denmark, England, and Argentina.[3]


The U-17s compiled a record of 19-3-2 and 11-2-1 in international matches, winning the CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship in Trinidad & Tobago on July 26, 2008, defeating Costa Rica 4-1.[4]

At the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, the United States lost their opening match to Japan. They scraped through the opening rounds of play with a draw against France, and advanced through the tournament to the final, where they lost in overtime to North Korea. Taylor Vancil was named the best goalkeeper at the tournament.[5]

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Record

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
New Zealand 2008 Runners-up 6 3 1 2 13 10
Total 1/1 6 3 1 2 13 10


Previous Rosters

2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup squad




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