The United States suffered a heartbreaking defeat to Germany in the round of 16 at the U-17 World Cup in Indonesia. The thrilling match saw Germany emerge victorious with a final score of 3-2.
The game began with a fast pace, as both teams fought for supremacy. Germany took an early lead with a 14th-minute free kick by Charles Herrmann, but the U.S. quickly equalized ten minutes later with a goal by Taha Habroune.
Germany regained the lead before halftime with another goal by Max Moerstedt, leaving the U.S. struggling to keep up. However, they managed to level the scores once more in the second half with a free kick from David Vazquez in the 80th minute.
Despite this late surge, it was not enough to prevent Germany from sealing their victory in the 87th minute with a winning goal by substitute Bilal Yalcinkaya. This win secured Germany’s place in the quarterfinals, where they will face Spain on Nov. 24.
The defeat was a disappointing end to an otherwise impressive tournament for the U.S., who had been hoping to make it all the way to the final and secure their first ever world title at this age group level