Panama, U.S. U17s win again

Action from the U-17 International Tournament match between host Panama and Costa Rica (white jersey) on October 3, 2014, at the Estadio Maracana in Panama City. (Photo courtesy of Federación Panameña de Fútbol)

PANAMA CITY, Panama – Host Panama and the United States each won for the second time in as many games in the Under-17 International Tournament, posting shutout victories on Friday at the Estadio Maracana.

After a scoreless opening 70 minutes, the Panamanians netted four times in a 4-0 triumph over Costa Rica.  Ronaldo Cordoba (70’, 90’) struck for two goals, while Leandro Avila (80’) and Adalberto Carrasquilla (85’) added one apiece.

The U.S. topped Canada 2-0 thanks to goals by Alejandro Sendejas (6’) and Haji Wright (68’).

The competition closes on Sunday with a doubleheader at the same venue as Canada takes on Costa Rica and Panama meets the USA.