Former U.S. U-17 Fidel Barajas, who joined the USL Championship's Charleston Battery last summer, started for Mexico in its 3-0 win over El Salvador. LAFC academy defender Javen Romero was the other U.S.-based player who started for Mexico. Photo: Concacaf.com
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Canada beat Puerto Rico, 3-0, to set up a date with the USA on Friday in the Concacaf U-17 Men's Championship semifinals in Guatemala City.
Mexico and Panama will meet in the other semifinal. Mexico, Canada and Panama will join USA at 2023 U-17 Men's World Cup in Peru.
Tuesday, February 21
Mexico 3 El Salvador 0. (Goals: Carrillo 18, Urias 63, 71.)
Guatemala 3 USA 5. (Goals: Escobar pen., 45, Vasquez 52, Aguilar 74; Romero 7, Figueroa 28, 53, Harangi 51, Habroune 83.)
Wednesday, February 22
Canada 3 Puerto Rico 0. (Goals: Vojvodic 8, N’Diaye 36, Stefanovic 55.)
Panama 2 Honduras 1. (Goals: own goal, Pierre 90+1; R.Cruz 90+3.)