Coach: Albertin Montoya
Previous appearances: 2 (2008, 2010)
Best finish: Winner (2008)
World Cup qualification: 1 (2008)
International honors: U-17 Women's World Cup runner-up (2008)
Key players: GK Jane Campbell, DF Maddy Bauer, MD Morgan Andrews, MD Summer Green
The United States returns to the CONCACAF finals having outscored opponents 38-0 in 2010, but failing to get to past the semifinals (and qualify for the World Cup). Beaten on penalties by Canada in the knockout stage, a new group must avenge the shock of two years ago. It already has recorded impressive results this year, playing at the U-19 Ten Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain, beating France (2-0) and the Netherlands (2-0) and drawing with England (1-1) in March. It also comes in with friendly victories over college sides San Diego State and Cal-Irvine. Summer Green and Toni Payne led the U.S. women with five goals each last year.