Japan, which in group play also beat Russia (1-0) and Hungary (5-2), and the USA were only teams at the tournament who had qualified for the 2017 U-17 World Cup, which kicks of in India Oct. 6.
Against the USA, Japan took a 1-0 lead into halftime thanks to 27th minute on a goal by Keito Nakamura. Taisei Miyashiro’s goals in the 49th and 88th minutes sandwiched a 81st minute strike from Koki Saito.
The USA faces host India, Colombia and Ghana in Group A at the U-17 World Cup.
Jezek Placement Games
Japan 4 Czech Republic 2
USA 4 Iceland 0
Ukraine 4 Russia 1
Hungary 4 Slovakia 0
The USA's strong start included the golazo by Atlanta United's Chris Goslin in the win over Russia:
Václav Jeek Tournament: Chris Goslin with an amazing goal for USA U-17 vs Russia pic.twitter.com/RXnxM6q76n— FootballTalentScout (@FTalentScout) August 24, 2017
U.S. U-17 boys roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Carlos Joaquim Dos Santos (Benfica/POR), Justin Garces (Atlanta United academy).
DEFENDERS (7): Carlos Asensio (Atlanta United academy), Christopher Gloster (New York Red Bulls academy), Jaylin Lindsey (Sporting KC academy), James Sands (New York City FC), Tyler Shaver (New York City FC academy), Arturo Vasquez (FC Golden State), Akil Watts (Portland Timbers academy).
MIDFIELDERS (7): George Acosta (North Carolina FC academy), Taylor Booth (Real Salt Lake academy), Christopher Durkin (D.C. United), Blaine Ferri (Solar Chelsea SC), Chris Goslin (Atlanta United), Alex Mendez (LA Galaxy academy), Indiana Vassilev (Unattached).
FORWARDS (6): Andrew Carleton (Atlanta United), Ulysses Llanez (LA Galaxy academy), Alejandro Pereira (Orlando City academy), Jacobo Reyes (Monterrey/MEX), Josh Sargent (Scott Gallagher Missouri), Timothy Weah (Paris SG/FRA).