• Wednesday Oct 30, 2013

    Women’s U-17 Championship kicks off Wednesday

     Action from the 2012 CONCACAF Under-17 Women's Championship final between the United States (white) and Canada.  The 2013 edition of the competition starts on October 30 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. (Photo: Juan Meono)

     

    MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – A Group A doubleheader at the Montego Bay Sports Complex’s Catherine Hall Stadium on Wednesday will start the 2013 CONCACAF Women's Under-17 Championship.  In the opener, Mexico takes on Haiti, followed by an encounter between host Jamaica and El Salvador.

    The competition will continue Thursday with Group B action as Canada meets Guatemala and Trinidad & Tobago faces defending champion United States.

    The top two teams from each group will advance to the semifinals, with the two eventual finalists earning tickets to the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, which will be hosted by Costa Rica.

    Here’s a glance at the eight participants:

     

    CANADA

    Previous Appearances:  3 - 2008, 2010, 2012

    Best Finish:  Champion - 2010

    Method of Qualification:  automatic North American entrant

    All-Time Finals Record:  GP – 15; W – 11; D – 1; L – 3; GF – 36; GA – 11

    • Canada has advanced to the last two finals, defeating Mexico 1-0 in 2010 and dropping a 1-0 decision to the United States in 2012.
    • Conceded 1 goal or less in last 11 games in the competition.

      

    EL SALVADOR

    Previous Appearances:  1 - 2008

    Best Finish:  never advanced past Group Stage

    Method of Qualification:  Won UNCAF qualifying series v Nicaragua (4-3 on aggregate)

    Qualification Record:  GP – 2; W – 1; D – 0; L – 1; GF – 4; GA – 3

    All-Time Finals Record:  GP – 3, W – 0; D – 0; L – 3; GF – 2; GA – 22

    • Sandra Cortez led team in scoring during Central American qualifying with two goals…Lesly Molina and Maggi Segovia had one goal each.

     

    GUATEMALA

    Previous Appearances: 1 - 2012

    Best Finish:  never advanced past Group Stage

    Method of Qualification:  Won UNCAF qualifying series v Belize (15-0 on aggregate)

    Qualification Record:  GP – 2; W – 2; D – 0; L – 0; GF – 15; GA – 0

    All-Time Finals Record:  GP – 3; W – 0; D – 0; L – 3; GF – 2; GA – 16

    • Anika Schaps led team in scoring during Central American qualifying with six goals, netting hat-tricks twice against Belize.

     

    HAITI

    Previous Appearances:  1 - 2010

    Best Finish:  never advanced past Group Stage

    Method of Qualification:  Runner-up – CFU Women’s Under-17 Tournament

    Qualification Record:  GP – 8; W – 6; D – 0; L – 2; GF – 68; GA – 4

    All-Time Finals Record:  GP – 3; W – 0; D – 0; L – 3; GF – 0; GA – 12

    • Batcheba Louis scored 11 goals in a 22-0 Caribbean qualifying win over the U.S. Virgin Islands.

     

    JAMAICA

    Previous Appearances:  3 - 2008, 2010, 2012

    Best Finish:  never advanced past Group Stage

    Method of Qualification:  Host

    All-Time Finals Record:  GP – 9; W – 2; D – 1; L – 6; GF – 11; GA – 24

    • Unbeaten in 3 of its last 4 games in the competition (2-1-1).

      

    MEXICO

    Previous Appearances:  3 - 2008, 2010, 2012

    Best Finish:  Runner-up - 2010

    Method of Qualification:  automatic North American entrant

    All-Time Finals Record:  GP – 15; W – 9; D – 0; L – 6; GF – 38; GA – 12

    • 3-0-0 all-time in tournament openers (14 GF, 0 GA).

     

     

     

    TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

    Previous Appearances:  2 - 2008, 2012

    Best Finish:  never advanced past Group Stage

    Method of Qualification:  Champion – CFU Women’s Under-17 Tournament

    Qualification Record:  GP – 8; W – 7; D – 0; L – 1; GF – 44; GA – 4

    All-Time Finals Record:  GP – 6; W – 1; D – 2; L – 3; GF – 6; GA – 17

    • Zoe Swift scored five goals in a Caribbean qualifier against Grenada.
    • Summer Arjoon scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over Haiti in CFU Women’s Under-17 Tournament final

      

    UNITED STATES

    Previous Appearances:  3- 2008, 2010, 2012

    Best Finish:  Champion - 2008, 2012

    Method of Qualification:  automatic North American entrant

    All-Time Finals Record:  GP – 15; W – 14; D – 1; L – 0; GF – 93; GA – 2

    • Scored 6 goals or more in 9 of 15 all-time matches in competition.
    • Conceded 0 goals in last 918 minutes of competition play.

     

     

    CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship 2013 Jamaica

    October 30 – November 9, 2013
    at Montego Bay, Jamaica (Catherine Hall Stadium at Montego Bay Sports Complex)

     

    FIRST ROUND GROUPS
    Group A: Jamaica, Mexico, Haiti, El Salvador       

    Group B: United States, Canada, Guatemala, Trinidad & Tobago

     

     

    SCHEDULE

    Times U.S. Eastern (local time in parentheses)

     

    GROUP STAGE

    Wednesday - October 30, 2013

    Mexico vs. Haiti, 4:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m.)

    Jamaica vs. El Salvador, 7:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m.)

     

    Thursday - October 31, 2013

    Canada vs. Guatemala, 4:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m.)

    Trinidad & Tobago vs. United States, 7:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m.)

     

    Friday - November 1, 2013

    El Salvador vs. Mexico, 4:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m.)

    Jamaica vs. Haiti, 7:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m.)

     

    Saturday - November 2, 2013

    Canada vs. Trinidad & Tobago, 4:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m.)

    United States vs. Guatemala, 7:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m.)

     

    Sunday - November 3, 2013

    Haiti vs. El Salvador, 3:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m.)

    Jamaica vs. Mexico, 6:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m.)

     

    Monday - November 4, 2013

    Guatemala vs. Trinidad & Tobago, 3:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m.)

    United States vs. Canada, 6:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m.)

      

    SEMIFINALS *

    Thursday - November 7, 2013

    SF #1:  Winner Group B vs. Runner-up Group A, 3:00 p.m. (3:00 p.m.)

    SF #2:  Winner Group A vs. Runner-up Group B, 6:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m.)

     

    THIRD-PLACE MATCH & FINAL *

    Saturday - November 9, 2013

    Loser SF #1 vs. Loser SF#2, 3:00 p.m. (3:00 p.m.)

    Winner SF #1 vs. Winner SF#2, 6:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m.)

     

    * CONCACAF reserves the right to change the time and order of matches.

     

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