The United States U-17 men's national team is headed for the World Cup knockout rounds after beating Burkina Faso 2-1 on Wednesday in Indonesia.
Fifteen-year-old Nimfasha Berchimas of Charlotte FC's reserves continued his impressive tournament with a goal after Liverpool's Keyrol Figueroa put the Yanks up 1-0.
Jack Pantoulou Diarra pulled Burkina Faso within a goal in the 89th minute to set up a potentially tense ending, but the Baby Yanks handled their business to move to 2-0 in group play.
That's not to say the win was straight-forward, as Burkina Faso out-attempted Gonzalo Segares' men by a 27-7 margin. The U.S. had 67 percent possession, however.
What’s next for USA at U-17 World Cup?
USA meets France in the finale for control of the group heading into the knockout rounds. The Baby Yanks could not finish lower than second in Group E.