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    CU17 Preview: May 1, 2017

    Eduardo Guerrero (red jersey) has a team-high three goals for Panama in the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship. (Photo: Straffon Images)

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

    May 1, 2017
    Estadio Maracana – El Chorrillo, Panama City, Panama

    CLASSIFICATION STAGE

    GROUP D

    Cuba v Honduras, 6:30 p.m. ET
    Honduras leads CU17 series: 2W-1D-0L (11GF, 2GA)

    Last meeting: March 2, 2015 (San Pedro Sula, Honduras) Cuba 1, Honduras 1
    Raycharle Herrera 78' / Foslyn Grant 49’

    Cuba (2nd place, Group B … 1W-1D-1L; 4GF, 5 GA)
    - 2017 CU17 Group B Results: 1-1 draw v Suriname (Bruno Rendon 58’); 2-1 win v Canada (Yandry Romero 26’; Manuel Cruz 59’); 1-3 loss v Costa Rica (Brian Savigne 48’)
    - Appearances: 10-1988, 1991, 1992, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
    - All-Time Record: 11W 12D 17L 46GF 65GA
    - 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
    - With 1-3 loss v Costa Rica, CU17 unbeaten streak snapped at 6 games (1W-5D-1L)
    - 1 win in last 12 CU17 games (1W-6D-5L)
    - Last two CU17 wins both v Canada by same score on same day: 2-1 on April 25, 2009; 2-1 on April 25, 2017
    - FIFA U-17 World Cup Appearances: 2-1989, 1991

    Honduras (2nd place, Group A … 2W-0D-1L; 8GF, 5GA)
    - 2017 CU17 Group A 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); 3-1 win v Haiti (Everson Lopez 70'; Carlos Mejia 81’; Luis Enrique Palma 88’)
    - Appearances: 17-1983, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
    - All-Time Record: 20W 15D 30L 83GF 113GA
    - 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
    - 5W-3D-2L in last 10 CU17 games
    - Scored 2 goals or more in 6 of last 7 CU17 games
    - FIFA U-17 World Cup Appearances: 4-2007, 2009, 2013, 2015

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    GROUP E

    Costa Rica v Panama, 9:00 p.m. ET
    CU17 series: Wins: CRC-1, PAN-1; Draws: CRC-0, PAN-0; GF: CRC-2, PAN1

    Last CU17 meeting: March 9, 2015 (San Pedro Sula, Honduras) Costa Rica 2, Panama 0
    own-goal, Cesar Blackman 76’; Jostin Daly 86’

    Costa Rica (1st place, Group B … 3W-0D-0L; 8GF, 2GA)
    - 2017 CU17 Group B Results: 2-1 win v Canada (Jose Alfaro 44’, 90’+5); 3-0 win v Suriname (Julen Cordero 14’; Josue Abarca 64’; Justin Montero 80’); 3-1 win v Cuba (own-goal, Miguel Coll 37’; Andres Gomez 68’; Yecxy Jarquin 71')
    - Appearances: 16-1985, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
    - All-Time Record: 38W 11D 17L 135GF 72GA
    - 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 7 CU17 games (6W-1D-0L), conceded 1 goal or fewer in each of those outings
    - Scored 2 goals or more in 8 of last 9 CU17 games
    - FIFA U-17 World Cup Appearances: 9-1985, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2015

    Panama (1st place, Group A … 2W-1D-0L; 5GF, 2GA)
    - 2017 CU17 Group A Results: 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’)
    - Appearances: 8-1985, 1991, 1992, 1994, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
    - All-Time Record: 14W 3D 14L 50GF 68GA
    - Best Finish: Runner-up-1 (2013)
    - Qualification Method: Host
    - Unbeaten in 11 of last 14 CU17 games (9W-2D-3L), including 5W-1D-1L in last 7 CU17 outings
    - Conceded either 0 goals (4 times) or 2 goals (3 times) in last 7 CU17 games
    - 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

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