U-17 WWC Qualifying: USA to face Costa Rica, Bermuda and Canada

Three spots for the 2018 U-17 Women's World Cup are up for grabs at the Concacaf U-17 Championship in Nicaragua April 19-29.

The USA, coached by Mark Carr, was drawn into Group B along with Costa Rica, Bermuda and Canada. The top two finishers in each group advance to the semifinals, whose winners along with the third-place game victor earn berths in the 2018 Women's World Cup in Uruguay (Nov. 13-Dec. 1).

"It's great to know our opponents in Managua as we've been waiting for the chance to qualify for the 2018 Under-17 Women's World Cup for a long time," said Carr, who succeeded B.J. Snow as U-17 head coach after coaching the core of the current team since they were U-15s.

USA at U-17 Women's World Cup
Year Finish (Coach)
2008 runner-up (Kazbek Tambi)
2010 did not qualify (Kazbek Tambi)
2012 first-round exit (Albertin Montoya)
2014 did not qualify (B.J. Snow)
2016 first-round exit (B.J. Snow)

The USA is the defending U-17 Concacaf champion.

2018 CONCACAF U-17 CHAMPIONSHIP
Group A
April 19
Puerto Rico-Haiti
Nicaragua-Mexico
April 21
Mexico-Puerto Rico
Nicaragua-Haiti
April 23
Mexico-Haiti
Nicaragua-Puerto Rico

Group B
April 20
Canada-Bermuda
USA-Costa Rica
April 22
Costa Rica-Canada
USA-Bermuda
April 24
Costa Rica-Bermuda
USA-Canada

Semifinals
April 27
Group B Winner-Group A 2nd Place
Group A Winner-Group B 2nd Place

Third-place game
April 29

Final
April 29

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