This Thursday, June 1, 2017 (4:00 AM Pacific) the United States will play New Zealand in the round of 16 in the 2017 U20 World Cup at the Incheon Stadium in Incheon, South Korea. Both teams had a decent showing in the group stages and will be looking to perform in the knockout stages as well.
The United States topped Group F of the competition finishing undefeated with five points. The Americans tied against Ecuador (3-3) and Saudi Arabia (1-1), their lone victory came against Senegal (1-0). Joshua Sargent emerged as the top scorer in the group stages with three goals and will be one of the main players to watch in this game. The Americans are the favorites going into the encounter but there really is no clear winner and the match should be an entertaining duel.
New Zealand finished second in Group E of the tournament with four points, behind France who dominated the group with nine points. The Kiwis tied 0-0 against Vietnam and defeated Honduras 3-1 but finished their group stage campaign with a 2-0 loss against France. The Oceanic side may be coming into the game with depleted momentum after the loss but should still give a hard-fought effort in the encounter. The match should be an enticing one with both teams being motivated to advance in the competition.
How to Watch USA vs New Zealand
The United Staes vs New Zealand match will be broadcast this Thursday, June 1 at 4:00 AM Pacific:
TV Schedule: Fox Sports 1
Watch Live Online: Sling TV (Watch 7 Days Free), Fubo TV (Watch 7 Days Free)