U.S. girls lead Tri into Concacaf U-17 semifinals

[MEXICO] Six U.S. youth club stars -- three from Southern California and three from North Texas -- started for Mexico when it beat Canada, 1-0, to advance to Thursday's semifinals at the Concacaf Under-17 Women's Championship in Costa Rica.

The win set up a date with Costa Rica, while Canada must face the USA in the other semifinal. The winners will capture the two Concacaf berths up for grabs at the 2010 Women's Under-17 World Cup to be played in Trinidad & Tobago.

Mexico's U.S. starters:
Alexandra Duran (Legends FC)
Christina Murillo (Eagles SC)
Tanya Samarzich (Legends FC)
Alexandria Rios (FC Dallas)
Lauren Reyes (Dallas Texans)
Lucero Lara (Sting)

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