[CONCACAF UNDER-17 WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP]
The USA won its first game against Trinidad & Tobago, 8-0, and outshot the Soca Princesses 38-0. Saturday's game with
eight new starters against Guatemala was almost as good -- a 7-0 win with a 38-2 advantage in shots -- but the results left the USA in second place on goal difference in Group B at the Concacaf
Under-17 Women's Championship as Canada beat the same opponents 8-0 and 11-0.
In her U.S. U-17 debut, forward Zoe Redei
scored the first four goals
to lead the USA into the semifinals, while midfielder Dorian Bailey
and defender Gabriella Carreiro
had penalty kicks
late in the game and forward Kelcie Hedge
added a goal in second-half stoppage time.
"I was pleased with their aggression and mentality and focus
to execute the game plan," said U.S. head coach B.J. Snow
. "We started eight new players in this game and they went through all the emotions that our players in
the first game went through."
Snow rested six starters from the T&T, leaving them fresh for Monday's Canada game. The USA needs to defeat Canada to win the group.
two finishers in each group will cross over with the first-place team in Group A playing second in Group B and vice-versa. Host Jamaica has clinched a berth in the semifinals with two wins, while
Mexico's 7-0 victory over Haiti -- with three goals from Santa Clara-bound Janae Gonzalez
of the Cal Blues -- puts it in great shape to advance.
The semifinal winners on Thursday will earn Concacaf's two berths to the 2014 U-17 Women's World Cup next March in Costa Rica. Nov. 2 in Montego
Bay USA 7 Guatemala 0.
Goals: Redei 21, 32, 36, 49, Bailey (pen.) 84, Carreiro (pen.) 89, Hedge
90+1. USA --
Hess; Gyau, Otto, Jacobs, Carreiro; Racioppi (Morse, 78), Tagliaferri, Rodriguez (Schultz, 67); Kuhlmann (Bailey, 46), Redei, Hedge.
Hidalgo; Fetzer, Salas, Monterroso, Mayen; Barrios, Granda, Marwith, Rabanales (Castellanos, 77); Solorzano (Garcia, 56), Ventura. Att.:
1,200. Group A: PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
2-0-0 5/0 4 Mexico
1-1-0 8/1 1 Haiti
0-1-1 1/4 0 El Salvador
0-0-2 0/9 Group B: PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
2-0-0 19/0 6 USA
2-0-0 15/0 0 Guatemala
0-0-2 0/15 0 Trin. & Tobago