The victory earned the USA the Concacaf Women's U-17 Championship crown for the fourth time in six attempts since the biennial tournament launched in 2008. The USA also for the first time qualified for the U-17 World Cup back-to-back. Mexico has now qualified for the last five U-17 World Cups.
USA U-17 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP RECORD
Year Finish (Coach)
2008 runner-up: 3W-2L-1T (Kazbek Tambi)
2010 did not qualify (Kazbek Tambi)
2012 first-round exit: 1W-0L-2T (Albertin Montoya)
2014 did no qualify (B.J. Snow)
2016 first-round exit: 1W-2L-0T (B.J. Snow)
2017 in Uruguay Nov. 13-Dec. 1 (Mark Carr)
• The USA and Mexico also met in the final of the U-20 Concacaf Women's Championship, with Mexico winning on the penalty kick tiebreaker after a 1-1 tie.
In Tuesday's U-17 Concacaf final, Mexico took a lead on Dania Nicole Perez's penalty kick in the 32nd minute. Hannah Bebar equalized in the 34th and Sunshine Fontes scored her fifth goal of the tournament to give the USA a 2-1 lead until Nayeli Díaz, one of four Mexican-Americans in Mexico's squad, made it 2-2 on the stroke of halftime.
Doms, a 59th minute sub, scored the gamewinner in the 76th minute, assisted by Natalia Staude.
USA 2018 U-17 WORLD CUP QUALIFYING RESULTS
USA 3 Mexico 2
USA 3 Haiti 2
USA 1 Canada 0
USA 10 Bermuda 1
USA 4 Costa 0
USA GOALSCORERS AT 2018 U-17
5 Sunshine Fontes (Hawaii Rush)
3 Maya Doms (Davis Legacy)
2 Mia Fishel (San Diego Surf), Reilyn Turner (So Cal Blues)
1 Hannah Bebar (Eclipse Select), Sophia Jones (San Jose Earthquakes), Sam Kroeger (World Class FC), Payton Linnehan (FC Stars), Makenna Morris (Bethesda SC), Diana Ordoñez (FC Dallas), Kennedy Wesley (So Cal Blues), Astrid Wheeler (Concorde Fire), own goal.
2018 Concacaf U-17 Women’s Championship, Final
June 12 in Bradenton, Fla.
USA 3 Mexico 2. Goals: Bebar (Wesley) 34, Fontes (Wiesner) 46, Doms (Staude) 76; Pérez (pen.) 32, Díaz 45.
USA -- Anderson; Morris, Wesley, Staude, Wiesner; Jones, Fishel (Doms, 59), Bebar; Hunter, Fontes, Meza (DellaPeruta, 10; Turner, 75).
Mexico -- Gutiérrez; Reyes, Sánchez, Ríos, Soto; Pérez, Villuendas (Madrid, 88), Vázquez (Avilez, 65); González (Buso, 75), Mauleón, Díaz.
Referee: Melissa Borjas (Honduras)
Shots on target: 7/5
Corner Kicks: 5/3