• Thursday Apr 27, 2017

    CU17 Preview: April 27, 2017 (Group A)

    With three goals, Honduras' Carlos Mejia (white jersey) is joint-top scorer in the 2017 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship. (Photo: Victor Straffon/Straffon Images)

    2017 CONCACAF UNDER-17 CHAMPIONSHIP

    Panama

    April 21 – May 7, 2017  

    APRIL 27, 2017

    Estadio Maracana – El Chorrillo, Panama City, Panama  

    GROUP A

    Honduras v Haiti, 6:00 p.m. ET

    Haiti leads CU17 series: 1W-2D-0L (4GF, 3GA) 

    Last CU17 meeting: April 4, 2007 (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) – Honduras 1, Haiti 1 

    Honduras

    • 2017 CU17 Results: 2-4 loss v Panama (Luis Enrique Palma 16’; Carlos Mejia 49’ pen); 3-0 win v Curacao (Carlos Mejia 50’ pen, 53’; David Cardona 90’+3)
    • Appearances: 17-1983, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
    • All-Time Record: 19W 15D 30L 80GF 112GA
    • Best Finish: Runner-up-1 (2015)
    • Qualification Method: 2nd place, Central America
    • Qualification Record: 2W 0D 2L 7GF 7GA
    • Qualification Results: 2-0 win v El Salvador; 3-1 win v Belize; 2-3 loss v Nicaragua; 0-3 loss v Costa Rica
    • Qualification Scorers: Patrick Palacios (2 goals); Jose Canaca, David Cardona, Kenneth Martinez, Carlos Mejia, Luis Enrique Palma (1)
    • Fell 0-3 to Mexico in 2015 CU17 final
    • FIFA U-17 World Cup Appearances: 4-2007, 2009, 2013, 2015 

    Haiti

    • 2017 CU17 Results: 0-1 loss v Curacao; 0-0 draw v Panama
    • Appearances: 7-2001, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
    • All-Time Record: 3W 4D 13L 15GF 48GA
    • Best Finish: Final Round group winner (2007)
    • Qualification Method: Champion, Caribbean
    • Qualification Record: 7W 1D 0L 32GF 3GA
    • Qualification Results: 3-0 win v Puerto Rico; 10-0 win v Aruba; 4-2 win v Cayman Islands; 2-0 win v Trinidad & Tobago; 0-0 draw v Jamaica; 5-0 win v Bermuda; 3-1 win v Curacao (semifinal); 5-0 win v Cuba (final)
    • Qualification Scorers: Steeve Selso Saint-Duc (12 goals); Nael Wellofky Elysee (7); Steeve Mondestin (4); Luidon Casseus, Danley Jean Jacques, own-goal in favor of (2); Ivenson Basquin, Brismax Louis Kelly Clerge, Pierre Andre Sainvius (1)
    • Defeated Cuba, 5-0, in Caribbean under-17 qualifying final (Steeve Mondestin 36’ pen; Steeve Selso Saint-Duc 55’; Danley Jean Jacques 63’; Louidon Casseus 78’; Nael Wellofky Elysee 90’+2)
    • 1W-1D-9L in last 11 CU17 games
    • Prior to 0-0 draw v Panama on April 24, 2017, conceded at least 1 goal in each of previous 10 CU17 outings … posted first CU17 shutout since 3-0 win v El Salvador on April 8, 2007
    • FIFA U-17 World Cup Appearances: 1-2007 

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    Panama v Curacao, 8:30 p.m. ET

    CU17 series: Wins: PAN-1, CUW 1; Draws: PAN-0, CUW-0; GF: PAN-3, CUW-4 

    Last CU17 meeting: March 27, 1991 (Palo Seco, Trinidad & Tobago) – Curacao/Netherlands Antilles 1, Panama 2 

    Panama

    • 2017 CU17 Results: 4-2 win v Honduras (Eduardo Guerrero 21’, 24’; Angel Orelien 87’ pen, 90’); 0-0 draw v Haiti
    • Appearances: 8-1985, 1991, 1992, 1994, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
    • All-Time Record: 13W 3D 14L 49GF 68GA
    • Best Finish: Runner-up-1 (2013)
    • Qualification Method: Host
    • Unbeaten in 10 of last 13 CU17 games (8W-2D-3L), including 4W-1D-1L in last 6 CU17 outings
    • Fell 1-2 to Mexico in 2013 CU17 final … didn’t advance beyond group stage in 2015
    • FIFA U-17 World Cup Appearances: 2-2011, 2013 

    Curacao (formerly competed as Netherlands Antilles)

    • 2017 CU17 Results: 1-0 win v Haiti (Nathan Bernadina 43’); 0-3 loss v Honduras
    • Appearances: 6-1985, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2017
    • All-Time Record: 3W 2D 13L 13GF 53GA
    • Best Finish: never advanced past first round
    • Qualification Method: Fourth place, Caribbean
    • Qualification Record: 3W 2D 3L 19GF 11GA
    • Qualification Results: 4-2 win v Dominican Republic; 10-0 win v Saint-Martin; 0-0 draw v Guadeloupe; 1-2 loss v Cuba; 3-1 win v Suriname; 0-0 draw v Guadeloupe; 1-3 loss v Haiti (semifinal); 0-3 loss v Jamaica (3rd place match)
    • Qualification Scorers: Nathan Bernadina (8 goals); Shurendric Frasinet (6); Luchenthly Vrutaal (3); Richajier Oleana, own-goal in favor of (1)
    • Win over Haiti (1-0) on April 21, 2017, was team’s first in CU17 since May 18, 1985 (3-0 win v Guatemala)
    • 1W-2D-12L in last 15 CU17 games
    • Win over Haiti (1-0) on April 21, 2017, was team’s first CU17 shutout since March 25, 1991 (0-0 win v Canada)
    • FIFA U-17 World Cup Appearances: 0

     

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