USA goes for World Cup berth against Mexico
[CONCACAF UNDER-17 WOMEN"S CHAMPIONSHIP] The USA will look to clinch a berth in the 2014 Under-17 Women's World Cup in Costa Rica with a win over Mexico on
Thursday in the semifinals of the Concacaf U-17 Women's Championship in Montego, Bay Jamaica. It will face a Mexican team with eight American-based players.
The USA outscored its first
three opponents, 17-0, to bring its scoring total to 73-0 over the last two-plus U-17 qualifying tournaments, but that doesn't mean qualification is assured. It outscored the opposition 38-0 in 2010
only to fail to qualify when it fell to Canada in a shootout at the same hurdle.
On Monday, goals from Zoe Redei, her fifth of the tournament, and
Mallory Pugh, her third, gave the USA first place in Group B with a 2-0 win over Canada after easy wins over Trinidad & Tobago (8-0) and Guatemala (7-0) in
The USA has beaten Mexico twice previously in Concacaf qualifying (1-0 and 3-0). The current teams played earlier in the year during a tournament in Costa Rica that served as
a U-17 Women’s World Cup test run for the hosts. The USA prevailed 3-0 with goals from Pugh, Madison Haley and Kacie
Tillman, who did not make the qualifying roster.
Mexico's squad includes five players from Texas -- goalie Emily Alvarado, and midfielders
Eva Gonzalez, Aylin Villalobos, Briana Woodall and Vanessa Flores -- and three from California -- defender Jessica Moreno, midfielder Marianna Maldonado and forward Janae Gonzalez.
No comments yet.
|Recent Youth Soccer Reporter Tijuana's Arriola added to Dallas Cup roster April 13, 3:06 a.m. |
[USA UNDER-20 MEN] The U.S. under-20 men's national team added highly rated Paul Arriola from Tijuana ... Carlsbad Elite claims three National League titles March 30, 9 a.m.
[U.S. YOUTH SOCCER] Carlsbad Elite became just the third club to win three or more divisional ... Venezuela reaches new heights March 28, 6:23 p.m.
[UNDER-17 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP] Venezuela is making a name for itself as a rising South America ... U.S. under-15 boys national team roster March 17, 6:09 p.m.
[NTC CAMP] Nicholas Taitague, who has been playing with the U.S. under-17 national team, and Jose ... U.S. U-17s open tour with win and tie March 16, 3:25 a.m.
[PACIFIC NORTHWEST TOUR] The U.S. under-17 men's national team opened its tour of the Pacific Northwest ... U.S. under-17 men's national team roster March 6, 10:16 p.m.
[PACIFIC NORTHWEST TOUR] Three non-residency players, Edwin Lara, Tyler Adams and Nicholas Taitague, all eligible for ... Horan ups total to 18 goals in 20 appearances March 1, 5:44 p.m.
[USA UNDER-20 WOMEN] Paris St. Germain's Lindsey Horan scored twice and Harvard freshman Margaret Purce added ... Cal South sends four teams to ODP National Championships Feb. 21, 8:39 p.m.
[U.S. YOUTH SOCCER] U.S. Youth Soccer's annual ODP National Championships will be held Feb. 28-March 2 ... GSA-McLean U-17s highlight weekend Feb. 16, 1:57 a.m.
[ECNL TEXAS] The three-day ECNL Texas, the third of five ECNL national events, features 116 teams ... U.S. U-17 women defeat New Zealand, 2-0 Feb. 8, 9:46 p.m.
[NYC INVITATIONAL] The U.S. under-17 women's national team made it two wins in two games as ... >> Youth Soccer Reporter Archives