Americans through to quarterfinals

[CONCACAF UNDER-20 CHAMPIONSHIP] The USA clinched a berth in the quarterfinals of the Concacaf Under-20 Championship in Guatemala City without playing a game on Thursday when Panama beat Suriname, 3-0, on Cecilio Waterman's hat trick.

The Americans and Canaleros face off Saturday (TV: ESPN Deportes, ESPN3, 6 p.m. ET) with first place in Group B on the line. The USA, a 4-0 winner over Suriname, will win the group with a win or tie.

The USA will face Honduras or host Guatemala in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

It is attempting to qualify for the Under-20 World Cup for the eighth straight time.

Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica have also clinched berths in the final eight.

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