Olympic qualifying this week ...

[DATEBOOK] There will indeed be an American presence to Saturday's semifinals of the Concacaf under-23 championship at Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan. Mexico will meet Canada and El Salvador will face Honduras with berths at the London Olympics going to the winners. Three of the four teams have American-born players -- El Salvador (Richard Menjivar and Dustin Corea), Mexico (Miguel Ponce) and Canada (the injured Babayele Sodade) -- and Honduras features Andy Najar, who moved to Virginia when he was 13 and is now in his third season with MLS's D.C. United. For all qualifying results and schedule ...

SCHEDULE:
March 31 in Kansas City, Kan.
El Salvador vs. Honduras, 6:00 p.m. ET mun2
Mexico vs. Canada, 9:00 p.m. ET NBC Sports Network, Telemundo

April 2 in Kansas City, Kan.
Championship Game, 8:00 p.m. ET Telemundo

Note: All games will air on CONCACAF.com

GROUP A:
March 26 in Nashville, Tenn.
USA 3 El Salvador 3. Goals: Boyd 1, 64, Corona 69; Blanco 35, Flores 37, Alas 90.
Canada 1 Cuba 1. Goals: James 25; Reyes 90.
Att.: 7,889.

March 24 in Nashville, Tenn.
USA 0 Canada 2. Goals: Henry 57, Cavallini 84.
El Salvador 4 Cuba 0. Blanco 4, Flores, 53, 80, Menjivar 69.
Red Card:
Cuba -- Francisco 49.
Att.: 10,578.

March 22 in Nashville, Tenn.
USA 6 Cuba 0. Goal:
Corona 11, 40, 88, Agudelo 37, own goal 43, Adu 62.
Red Card: Cuba -- Macias 19.
Canada 0 El Salvador 0.
Att.: 4,269.

PTS TEAM W-T-L GF/GA
5 El Salvador 1-2-0  7/3
5 Canada 1-2-0 3/1
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4 USA 1-1-1 9/5
1 Cuba 0-1-2 1/11

GROUP B:
March 25 in Carson, Calif.
Mexico 1 Panama 0.
Goal: Torres 90.
Honduras 2 Trinidad & Tobago 0. Goals: Hernandez 37, Lozano 70.
Att.:
10,061.

March 25 in Carson, Calif.

Mexico 3 Honduras 0. Goals: Pulido 12, 40, 46.
Panama 1 Trinidad & Tobago 1. Goals: Waterman 69; Winchester 90.
Att.: 16,184.

March 23 in Carson, Calif.
Mexico 7 Trinidad & Tobago 1. Goals: Pulido 19, Fabian 33, 68, 84, Reyes 51, Jimenez 74, Cortes 90; Molino 87.
Honduras 3 Panama 1. Goals: Hernandez 19, Martinez 47, Lopez 87; Glaize 55.
Att.: 8,251.

PTS TEAM W-T-L GF/GA
9 Mexico 3-0-0 11/1
6 Honduras 2-0-1 5/4
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1 Panama 0-1-2 2/5
1 Trin. & Tobago 0-1-2 2/10

1 comment about "Olympic qualifying this week ...".
  1. Luis Arreola, April 2, 2012 at 12:07 a.m.

    Ponce scored an amazing goal vs Canada. Did he ever get asked to be on Usa national team?

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