[CONCACAF UNDER-17 WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP] Summer Green made it 12 goals in four games with a hat trick to lead the USA to
a 7-0 victory over Panama at the 2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship and a berth in the U-17 Women’s World Cup Sept. 22-Oct. 13 in Azerbaijan. With her third hat trick of the
tournament, Green broke the U.S. record at any level for the most goals in a qualifying tournament.
Green broke the previous CONCACAF U-17 women's record of nine goals set by the USA's Lindsey Horan at the 2010 qualifying tournament in Costa Rica.
The USA will meet Canada -- a 1-0 winner over Mexico in the other semifinal -- for the Concacaf championship on Saturday.
"I'm very excited for the team and I think they put on an excellent performance out there today," said U.S. coach Albertin Montoya. "But I don't think [qualifying for the World Cup] has hit me yet, because I am already thinking about the final. I've already started preparing for it in my mind, who is going to play and how we are going to set up, but I am very happy for this team. They played their hearts out and they deserve it, but we have one more game."
May 10 in Guatemala City
USA 7 Panama 0. Goals: Payne 9, Green 44, 45+1, 54, Andrews 50, Jenkins 66, Bruder 77.
USA -- Campbell; Basinger, Bauer, Freeman, Miranda (Raben, 78); Andrews (Boyles, 66), Payne, Stanton, Jenkins, Green (Sullivan, 59), Bruder.
Panama -- Chavarria, De Leon, Sanford, Diaz (K.Gonzalez, 46), Batista, Sanjur, Riley, Cox, Rangel (S.Gonzalez, 56), A.Gonzalez, Franco (Samuels, 62).
Referee: Gillian Martindale (Barbados).