Via US Soccer – Despite dropping its final Group D match in the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup with a 3-0 loss to defending champion Germany, the U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament. Video highlights can be seen below.
In Monday’s other Group D match, China PR defeated Ghana 1-0 to finish the group stage with four points alongside the USA. China could not make up the significant goal differential, and the U.S. advanced to the next round. The U.S. was shut out for the first time in this year’s tournament while Germany has yet to allow a goal through three games and won Group D with nine points.
The USA will face Korea DPR in a quarterfinal match on Aug. 31 at Komaba Stadium in Saitama. The quarterfinal match will be broadcast live on ESPNU and ESPN3 with coverage starting at 5:20 a.m. CT. I’ve included the full TV schedule for the Quarterfinals below, all of which are being shown live on ESPNU. All are included in the Soccer on TV calendar in the footer of this website.
Thursday August 30th
NIGERIA-MEXICO – 1:50 am.
JAPAN-SOUTH KOREA – 5:20 am.
Friday August 31st
GERMANY-NORWAY – 1:50 am.
NORTH KOREA-USA – 5:20 am.