The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team kicks off the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup on May 22 against Ecuador at Incheon Stadium in Incheon, Korea Republic. The match will air live on FS1 and Telemundo at 4:00 a.m. ET.
The 2017 tournament begins in a group stage, with 24 nations split into six four-team groups. After the initial round-robin schedule, the top two teams from each group, plus the four best third place teams, will advance to the Round of 16, where the single-elimination knockout games begin. After the Semifinals, the winning teams play for the World Cup, while the two losing teams will compete in the Third-Place Match. In total, 52 games will be played to decide the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup champion.