• Monday May 08, 2017

    TSG reveals CU17 Best XI, award winners

    Mexico's Jairo Torres (pictured) was named the 2017 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship Golden Ball winner. (Photo: Straffon Images)

    PANAMA CITY, Panama – Following completion of the 2017 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship, the Technical Study Group announced the tournament’s Best XI and handed out awards.

    The selection contains four players from the champion Mexico, five from runner-up United States and one each from Costa Rica and Honduras.

    Mexico’s outstanding midfielder Jairo Torres captured Golden Ball honors.

    Here’s a look at the team:

    2017 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship
    Best XI

    Goalkeeper: Justin Garces (United States)
    Right Defender: Jaylin Lindsey (United States)
    Central Defender: James Sands (United States)
    Central Defender: Luis Olivas (Mexico)
    Left Defender: Walter Cortes (Costa Rica)
    Right Midfielder: Jairo Torres (Mexico)
    Central Midfielder: Chris Durkin (United States)
    Central Midfielder: Alexis Gutierrez (Mexico)
    Left Midfielder: Carlos Mejia (Honduras)
    Forward: Daniel Lopez (Mexico)
    Forward: Josh Sargent (United States)


    Golden Ball
    Jairo Torres (Mexico)

    Golden Boot
    Carlos Mejia (Honduras), 7 goals

    Golden Glove
    Justin Garces (United States)

    Fair Play Award

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