U.S. U-20 women rout Panama, 6-1

The USA, which opened qualifying play for the 2016 U-20 Women's World Cup with a 2-2 tie against Mexico, thumped Panama in its second Group B game on Monday with outstanding performances by forwards Jessie Scarpa and Mallory Pugh.

Pugh, the team’s 17-year-old captain who scored and assisted against Mexico, scored twice and assisted on two goals by Scarpa, who had a hat trick and set up the opening goal by Kelcie Hedge.

The USA is tied with Mexico, which beat Haiti 5-0, atop Group B. The USA plays Haiti, which beat Panama 3-2 in its opener, on Wednesday.

Dec. 6 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras
USA 6 Panama 1. Goals: Hedge (Scarpa) 8, Pugh (de Melo) 11, Scarpa (Pugh) 42, Scarpa (Pugh) 47, Pugh (Sanchez) 78, Scarpa 90; Gutierrez 82.
USA -- Chandler; Fox, Jacobs, Davidson, Flores; 11- Hedge (Redei, 46), Roberts, DeMelo (Sanchez, 71), Pickett (Canales, 32); Scarpa, Pugh.
Panama -- Oglivie; Batista, Castillo, Murillo, Stuart; Cox, Riley (Salas, 81), Romero (Branda, 51), Flores (Gutierrez, 63); Ortiz, Franco.
Referee: Gillian Martindale (Barbados)

Concacaf U-20 Women’s Championship
Group A
Dec. 3
Canada 2 Trinidad & Tobago 0
Dec. 3
Honduras 2 Jamaica 2
Dec. 6
Canada 7 Jamaica 0
Honduras 0 Trinidad & Tobago 2
Dec. 8
Trinidad & Tobago-Jamaica
Dec. 8
Honduras vs. Canada

Group A Standings
Pts Team W-L-T (GD)
6 Canada 2-0-0 +9
4 Honduras 1-0-1 +2
2 Jamaica 0-1-1 -7
0 Trin. & Tobago 0-2-0 -4

Group B
Dec. 4
Haiti 3 Panama 2
United States 2 Mexico 2
Dec. 7
Mexico 5 Haiti 0
USA 6 Panama 1
Dec. 9
Panama-Mexico 11 a.m. ET (FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Soccer 2GO)
USA-Haiti 3 p.m. ET (FOX Soccer 2GO, live; FOX Soccer Plus; delayed 9:30 p.m. ET,)

Group B Standings
Pts Team W-L-T (GD)
4 Mexico 1-0-1 +5
4 USA 1-0-1 +5    
3 Haiti 1-1-0 -4
0 Panama 0-2-0 -6

Semifinals
Dec. 11
6 p.m. ET (FOX Sports 2)
9 p.m. ET (FOX Sports 2)
Third Place Game
Dec. 13
6 p.m. ET (FOX Sports 2)
Final
Dec. 13
9 p.m. ET (FOX Sports 2)

The top two finishers in each group will qualify for the semifinals. The winners of the semis and the winner of the third-place game earn World Cup berths.

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