Nigeria once again displayed why they are the most dominant force in underage football, with a good performance against the USA. It was a dominant display from the defending champions, who had 60 percent of the total ball possession, and also preventing the best U.S players from having a say in the game.
The U.S chances were few and far between. Their best on the day came early in the first half when Borussia Dortmund youngster Christian Pulisic dispossessed Nigeria right back John Lazarus and drove into the box, but his low, hard cross was cleared just ahead of forward Joe Gallardo’s run.
A Nigerian fan, Ike Thaddeus, expressed his delight on the team’s performance. According to him, the Eaglets are ready for a fifth U17 world cup trophy.
“The way they played was very good. I used to have doubts after the African championships, but I have trust in them now because of the way they have played. I just hope they will go and win the trophy now”
The dominance of the Eaglets were so massive that the US did not manage to put a single shot on target on the day.
The US are next in action on Tuesday against Croatia, before finishing group play on Friday against the host Chile.