Tuesday, February 21
Mexico (2) vs. El Salvador (6)
Guatemala (1) vs. USA (9)
Wednesday, February 22
Canada (0) vs. Puerto Rico (8)
Panama (0) vs. Honduras (0)
• In parentheses are the number of U.S.-based players who started in round of 16.
Note: Four quarterfinal winners will advance to 2023 Under-17 World Cup.
The USA is one win away from qualifying for the 2023 Under-17 Men's World Cup thanks to the win over the Dominican Republic. Read the whole story
The USA was outshot 15-5 by Japan but pulled off the victory thanks to the brilliance of Mallory Swanson. Read the whole story
“We knew it was going to be different. We knew we were gonna see different challenges, and there were moments in the game that we got exposed. We were not necessarily forced, but we made some changes and adjusted our system a little bit. The players had to adjust on the fly. And I think that was a very good learning opportunity, a very good moment for us, because we were able to solve some problems. I’m sure there’s still more that we need to solve, and we’re gonna look at videos and figure out how to do that as well."
-- Vlatko Andonovski after the USWNT's 1-0 win over Japan in which its front four struggled to maintain possession. After the SheBelieves Cup match, he termed Japan, which caused the USA all kinds of problems with its high-pressing game and interchange of players, "superb." Nonetheless, the result extended the USA's streak of shutout wins to four games, the same number of matches the Nadeshiko has lost without scoring.
Dunn, the USWNT left back since 2016, told GQ magazine that "it hurts at times" having to switch from her favored position in midfield. Read the whole story
• Atlanta United drew 28,839 fans for its 4-3 loss to Mexico's Toluca at at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The goalscorers for the Five Stripes were Brooks Lennon, Luiz Araujo and Luke Brennan. Brennan, a 17-year-old academy player, also started on Saturday in Atlanta's 2-1 win over St. Louis City SC ... Other U.S. teenagers who started on the last weekend of preseason and are looking to make their MLS debuts included 18-year-old midfielder Jack Panayotou (New England), signed to a pro deal after playing one season at Georgetown, and 19-year-old defender Jalen Neal (LA Galaxy), who earned his first senior cap for the USA in January.
Ricardo Pepi scored his eighth Eredivisie goal for Groningen. Kenny Saief scored his seventh goal for Azerbaijan's Neftchi Baku. Read the whole story
"I've just got to stay consistent and keep trusting God and, when I get my chance, just take it like I've done here. I'm happy to do that and happy to get the goal. It's a little different from life
in Middlesbrough, but I'm enjoying it -- everyone at the club has been really helpful."
-- Matthew Hoppe after his goal off the bench for Hibernian in its 2-0 win over Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership, Fourth-place Hibs is the fourth club in less than two years after Schalke 04, Real Mallorca and Middlesbrough for the 21-year-old Hoppe, who admitted his career "been full of ups and downs." He moved to Scotland in January on loan from Boro. (BBC Sport)
Lille, with American Tim Weah at outside back, led until the 87th minute but fell to goals by Mbappe, Neymar and Messi. Read the whole story
Saturday, February 17
Haiti 4 Senegal 0. (Goals: K.Louis 45, Mondesir 55, Borgella 64, 66.)
Cameroon 2 Thailand 0. (Goals: Ongune 79, 81).
Sunday, February 18
Paraguay 2 Chinese Taipei 2. (Goals: Quintana 80, Chamorro 81; Lai Li-chin 21, Su Sin-yun 75.)
(Paraguay wins 4-2 on penalty kicks.)
Panama 2 Papua New Guinea 0. (Goals: Cox 12, Tanner 63.)
Gio Reyna was again an unused sub for Dortmund. Jordan Pefok missed a tough chance for a late Union Berlin winner. Read the whole story