FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup record
USA have qualified for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup three times (2008, 2012 and 2016), with their best performance at the global finals coming in the inaugural edition at New Zealand 2008, where they finished as runners-up. In their other two appearances, they failed to advance past the group stage.
The road to Uruguay
The Stars and Stripes will compete in Uruguay as CONCACAF champions. USA booked their place at Uruguay 2018 after defeating Haiti 3-2 in the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Women's Under-17 Championship, before going on to beat Mexico 3-2 in the final to claim their fourth continental championship.
Mark Carr has worked as a coach developing USA's women's youth programmes since November 2014. The 39-year-old previously was coach of the U-15 side before taking up the role with the U-17 team. The London-born Carr is very familiar with this group of players, having led some of them to the CONCACAF U-15 Girls' Championship in 2016.
21 - USA scored the most goals at the CONCACAF Women's Under-17 Championship with 21. They defeated Costa Rica 4-0, Bermuda 10-1 and Canada 1-0 in the group stage before consecutive 3-2 wins in the semi-final and final.