• Tuesday Apr 25, 2017

    CU17 Preview: April 25, 2017 (Group B)

    Action from the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship match between Costa Rica and Canada (white jersey) on April 22, 2017, in Panama City, Panama. (Photo: Victor Straffon/Straffon Images)

    2017 CONCACAF UNDER-17 CHAMPIONSHIP
    Panama
    April 21 – May 7, 2017

    APRIL 25, 2017
    Estadio Maracana – El Chorrillo, Panama City, Panama

    GROUP B
    Canada v Cuba, 3:00 p.m. ET
    Canada leads CU17 series: 3W-0D-2L (9GF, 7GA)

    Last CU17 meeting: April 25, 2009 (Tijuana, Mexico) Canada 1, Cuba 2

    Canada
    - 2017 CU17 Results: 1-2 loss v Costa Rica (Antonio Rocco Romeo 51’)
    - Appearances: 16-1985, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
    - All-Time Record: 31W 14D 25L 125GF 83GA
    - Best Finish: Runner-up-1 (2011)
    - Qualification Method: automatic North American entrant
    - 0W-0D-3L in last 3 CU17 matches (scored 1 goal over that stretch)
    - FIFA U-17 World Cup Appearances: 6-1987, 1989, 1993, 1995, 2011, 2013

    Cuba
    - 2017 CU17 Results: 1-1 draw v Suriname (Bruno Rendon 58’)
    - Appearances: 10-1988, 1991, 1992, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
    - All-Time Record: 10W 12D 16L 43GF 61GA
    - Best Finish: Champion-1 (1988)
    - Qualification Method: Runner-up, Caribbean
    - Qualification Record: 7W 0D 1L 30GF 7GA
    - Qualification Results: 9-0 win v Dominica; 5-0 win v Barbados; 5-0 win v St. Kitts & Nevis; 2-1 win v Curacao; 6-0 win v Guadeloupe; 2-1 win v Suriname; 1-0 win v Jamaica (semifinals); 0-5 loss v Haiti (final)
    - Qualification Scorers: Brian Savigne (8 goals); Ribaldo Roldan (7); Yandry Romero (5); Ronaldo Rosette (4); Yoendry Cabrera, Manuel Cruz, Kevin Duarte, Carlos Ibarra, Cristian Turka, own-goal in favor of (1)
    - Fell 0-5 to Haiti in Caribbean under-17 qualifying final
    - Last 5 CU17 games have ended in a draw
    - 0W-6D-4L in last 10 CU17 games
    - Last CU17 win: 2-1 v Canada on April 25, 2009
    - FIFA U-17 World Cup Appearances: 2-1989, 1991

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    Costa Rica v Suriname, 5:30 p.m. ET
    First-ever CU17 meeting

    Costa Rica
    - 2017 CU17 Results: 2-1 win v Canada (Jose Alfaro 44’, 90’+5)
    - Appearances: 16-1985, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
    - All-Time Record: 36W 11D 17L 129GF 71GA
    - Best Finish: Champion-1 (1994)
    - Qualification Method: First Place, Central America
    - Qualification Record: 4W 0D 0L 16GF 0GA
    - Qualification Results: 4-0 win v Belize; 6-0 win v Nicaragua; 3-0 win v El Salvador; 3-0 win v Honduras
    - Qualification Scorers: Andres Gomez, Mario Mora (5 goals); Christian Muñoz (3); Jeurgen Sequeira (2); Walter Cortez (1)
    - Unbeaten in last 5 CU17 games (4W-1D-0L), conceded 1 goal or fewer in each of those outings
    - FIFA U-17 World Cup Appearances: 9-1985, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2015

    Suriname
    - 2017 CU17 Results: 1-1 draw v Cuba (Archero Hoever 83’)
    - Appearances: 1-2017
    - All-Time Record: 0W 1D 0L 1GF 1GA
    - Best Finish: first-ever appearance
    - Qualification Method: Best third-place team from finals, group stage, Caribbean
    - Qualification Record: 4W 0D 2L 15GF 6GA
    - Qualification Results: 6-0 win v Anguilla; 3-0 win v British Virgin Islands; 2-1 win v Bahamas; 2-0 win v Guadeloupe; 1-3 loss v Curacao; 1-2 loss v Cuba
    - Qualification Scorers: Archero Hoever (7 goals); Jenairo Eenig (4); Stefano Aloewel, Jaycee Marsidin, Aziez Saino, Mgwenze Vola (1)
    - FIFA U-17 World Cup Appearances: 0

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