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USA qualifies for first Under-17 Girls World Cup
July 25th, 2008 7AM
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[YOUTH] The USA qualified for the 2008 Under-17 Girls World Cup in New Zealand, but it wasn't easy. After cruising to three wins by a margin of 24-1 in group play, it needed a stoppage time goal by defender Crystal Dunn, to defeat Mexico, 1-0, in the semifinals at Marvin Lee Stadium in Macoya, Trinidad. The other result was a stunner: Costa Rica, 2-0 over Canada.

The U.S. hit the crossbar three times before Dunn slotted home the game-winning goal off a corner kick.

"We knew that they were going to be great," said U.S. coach Kazbek Tambi, of the Mexican team. "Mexico has a great soccer tradition. Their girls play similar to their men in terms of having a very possession oriented and technical game. We knew that. The key for us was to play our game and get the better of them."

Mexico's backline included Californian Maricela Padilla, younger sister of Jesus Padilla, who plays for Chivas Guadalajara, and Carmen Padilla, a member of Mexico's senior national team. The U-17 Tri also featured Charlyn Corral, a member of the senior national team who hit the crossbar from 25 yards out in the first half.

The win also secures a place in the CONCACAF Under-17 Women's Championship final on Sunday against Costa Rica at Marvin Lee Stadium.

Costa Rica will join the United States in New Zealand as two of the three teams to qualify from CONCACAF. Canada and Mexico will have another chance to qualify on Sunday when they face off for third place.

GAME SUMMARY:
June 24 in Macoya

USA 1 Mexico 0. Goals: Dunn 90.
USA -- Gaul, Dunn, Colohan, Roberts, Brooks, K.Mewis, S.Mewis, Tymrak, Johnson (Nuzzolese, 64), DiMartino, Verloo (Klei, 79).
Mexico -- Santiago, Alvarado, Cardenas, Diaz, Padilla, Garciamendez, Mayor, Franco, Ortegon (Aponte, 68), Corral, Rangel.
Referee: Carol-Anne Chenard (Canada).



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