Head Coach: Jose Valladares
Previous CU17 Appearances: 15 (1983, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
CU17 All-Time Record: GP – 55; W – 15; D – 12; L – 28; GF – 64; GA – 99
Best CU17 Finish: Fourth Place – 4 (1983, 1985, 1987, 2013)
2015 CU17 Qualification Method: Host
2015 CU17 Qualification Record: n/a
2015 CU17 Qualifying Scorers: n/a
FIFA U-17 World Cup Appearances: 3 (2007, 2009, 2013)
Honduras will look to qualify for its fourth FIFA U-17 World Cup in five attempts, when it hosts the 2015 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship.
The young Catrachos’ history in the competition makes for an interesting read. They have won only six times in their last 28 outings, but made each victory count as evidenced by the impressive number of appearances on the global stage.
In the last five editions, Honduras has been shutout on five occasions, all at the hands of North American sides (Mexico 3, Canada 1, USA 1). Over that same stretch, it has held the opposition goalless the same number of times, keeping Canada at bay twice and Mexico once.
The Hondurans won the inaugural CONCACAF Under-15 Boys’ Championship nearly two years ago in the Cayman Islands. One of the stars of that tournament was forward Darixon Vuelto, who is on the current under-17 roster as well. He became the youngest Honduran to score in the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, when he hit the back of the net for Victoria in a 4-1 loss to Luis Angel Firpo on October 23, 2013.
All-Time CONCACAF Under-17 Championship record v 2015 Group A opponents
v Cuba (2W-0D-0L; 10 GF, 1 GA)
v Guatemala (2W-1D-2L; 5 GF, 3 GA)
v Jamaica (0W-1D-2L; 1 GF, 3 GA)
v Trinidad & Tobago (1W-1D-0L; 4 GF, 3 GA)
v United States (1W-0D-6L; 8 GF, 24 GA)
Final rosters to be confirmed