Coach: Leonardo Cuellar
Previous appearances: 2 (2008, 2010)
Best finish: Runner-up (2010)
World Cup qualification: 1 (2010)
International honors: None
Key players: AT Liz Duarte, AT Jenny Chiu, MD Hallie Hernandez
Mexico has won six of 10 matches at the CONCACAF finals, losing three times to Canada and once to the United States. It has beaten Canada once, but not the United States. Leonardo Cuellar, who has headed the Mexican women's program since 1998, brings another team to the CONCACAF finals with some help from across the northern border. This year's U-17 will rely on El Paso, Texas, forward Jenny Chiu, committed to the University of North Carolina, which has won 20 U.S. women's college soccer titles. It's midfield is bolstered by Hallie Hernandez, an attacking mid from California.