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    CU17 Preview Classification Stage : May 3, 2017

    Jairo Torres (white jersey) celebrates after scoring one of his two goals in Mexico's win Jamaica in the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship on April 29, 2017, in Panama City, Panama. (Photo: Straffon Images)

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

    May 3, 2017
    Estadio Maracana – El Chorrillo, Panama City, Panama

    CLASSIFICATION STAGE

    GROUP D
    Honduras v USA, 4:30 p.m. ET
    USA leads CU17 series: 7W-1D-1L (26GF, 10GA)

    Last meeting: March 8, 2015 (San Pedro Sula, Honduras) USA 2, Honduras 2
    Luca De La Torre 23’; Joshua Perez 32’ / Victor Matamoros 17’; David Sanchez 87’

    Honduras (2nd place, Group A … 2W-0D-1L; 8GF, 5GA)
    - First Round Results (Group A): 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); 3-1 win v Haiti (Everson Lopez 70'; Carlos Mejia 81’; Luis Enrique Palma 88’)
    - Classification Stage Results (Group D): 7-1 win v Cuba (Carlos Mejia (11’, 36’, 43’; Patrick Palacios 16’, 31’, 73’; Osbed Perez 24’)
    - Appearances: 17-1983, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
    - All-Time Record: 21W 15D 30L 90GF 114GA
    - 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)
    - Honduras is currently riding a team-record, 3-game winning streak in CU17 play
    - Carlos Mejia is top scorer in 2017 CU17 (7 goals … 3 more than nearest competitor)
    - Carlos Mejia has scored in each of Honduras’ 4 games during 2017 CU17
    - Unbeaten in 9 of last 11 CU17 games (6W-3D-2L)
    - Scored 2 goals or more in 7 of last 8 CU17 games
    - Fell 0-3 to Mexico in 2015 CU17 final
    - FIFA U-17 World Cup Appearances: 4-2007, 2009, 2013, 2015

    USA (1st place, Group C … 3W-0D-0L; 10GF, 3GA)
    - First Round Results (Group C): 5-0 win v Jamaica (Chris Durkin 53'; Tim Weah 76'; Josh Sargent 87'; Ayo Akinola 88', 90'+2); 4-3 win v Mexico (Josh Sargent 26’, 40; Blaine Ferri 51’; Ayo Akinola 84’); 1-0 win v El Salvador (Zyen Jones 52’)
    - Appearances: 17-1983, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
    - All-Time Record: 55W 12D 11L 202GF 67GA
    - Best Finish: Champion-3 (1983, 1992, 2011)
    - Qualification Method: automatic North American entrant
    - 8 of 10 2017 CU17 goals scored in 2nd half
    - Posted shutouts in 9 of last 14 CU17 games
    - Posted a perfect record in 3 CU17 editions: 2001 (3-0-0); 2009 (3-0-0); 2011 (5-0-0)
    - FIFA U-17 World Cup Appearances: 15-1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2015

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    GROUP E
    Panama v Mexico, 7:00 p.m. ET
    Mexico leads CU17 series: 4W-0D-0L (22GF, 2GA)

    Last CU17 meeting: February 28, 2015 (San Pedro Sula, Honduras) Panama 1, Mexico 3
    Ronaldo Cordoba 37’ / Claudio Zamudio 5’; own-goal, Emmanuel Chanis 25’; Eduardo Aguirre 53’

    Panama (1st place, Group A … 2W-1D-0L; 5GF, 2GA)
    - First Round Results (Group A): 4-2 win v Honduras (Eduardo Guerrero 21’, 24’; Angel Orelien 87’ pen, 90’); 0-0 draw v Haiti; 1-0 win v Curacao (Eduardo Guerrero 35’)
    - Classification Stage Results (Group E): 1-2 loss v Costa Rica (Eduardo Guerrero 44’)
    - Appearances: 8-1985, 1991, 1992, 1994, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
    - All-Time Record: 14W 3D 15L 51GF 70GA
    - Best Finish: Runner-up-1 (2013)
    - Qualification Method: Host
    - Conceded either 0 goals (4 times) or 2 goals (4 times) in last 8 CU17 games
    - Scored 1 goal or fewer in 5 of last 6 CU17 matches
    - 8W-0D-4L in games following a loss in the same CU17 editon
    - 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

    Mexico (2nd place, Group C … 2W-0D-1L; 14GF, 5GA)
    - First Round Results (Group C): 6-0 win v El Salvador (own-goal, Kevin Menjivar 1'; Luis Olivas 31’; Daniel Lopez 35’, 46’; own-goal, Giovanni Avila 41’; Alan Maeda 75’); 3-4 loss v USA (Roberto De La Rosa 6’, 44’; own-goal, Jaylin Lindsey 90’+2); 5-1 win v Jamaica (Jairo Torres 24’, 35’; Daniel Lopez 32’, 62’; Adrian Vazquez 61’)
    - Appearances: 16-1983, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2017
    - All-Time Record: 57W 13D 5L 233GF 38GA
    - Best Finish: Champion-6 (1985, 1987, 1991, 1996, 2013, 2015)
    - Qualification Method: automatic North American entrant
    - Scored at least 1 goal in each of last 17 CU17 games
    - 25-game CU17 unbeaten streak ended in 3-4 loss v USA on April 26, 2017 (20W-5D-1L)
    - Prior to loss v USA, previous CU17 loss came on March 26, 2003, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (1-4 v Costa Rica)
    - Conceded 1 goal or fewer in 18 of last 19 CU17 matches
    - Scored 3 goals or more in last 4 CU17 games (17 goals scored in total over that stretch)
    - FIFA U-17 World Cup Appearances: 12-1985, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015

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