BRADENTON, Florida.- The United States, 4-0 winners of its first group stage match versus Costa Rica, will look to clinch a spot in the next round against Bermuda, who seek its first victory of the tournament after falling 3-0 to Canada.
This will mark the first ever meeting between the United States and Bermuda at a CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 tournament.
The three-time CWU17 champions own a perfect 8W-0D-0L record against Caribbean competition, but will have plenty of work to do to limit Bermuda MF Leilanni Nesbeth, who was the top scorer at the 2017 CONCACAF Caribbean qualifiers with 12 goals.
Below are the game notes for the match between the United States and Bermuda.
Concacaf Women´s Under 17 Championship
USA v BER
IMG Soccer Stadium
17:00 pm ET
- It will be the first ever meeting between the United States and Bermuda in a CWU17.
- USA has won all 8 games against Caribbean rivals, conceding just twice: Trinidad and Tobago (2008) and Jamaica (2016).
- USA defeated Costa Rica 4-0 in their debut in the competition, while Bermuda fell 3-0 against Canada.
- USA Record in CWU17. 26-G: 24-W-2-D 141-GF-5-GA.
- For Bermuda it is its second match at a CWU17.
- USA has only conceded 2 goals in the last 21 games. Has kept a clean sheet in 21 of 26 matches and has never conceded more than one goal in a match.
- USA has scored 11 goals in last 3 games: 5-0 vs. Canada, 2-1 vs. Mexico and 4-0 vs. Costa Rica
- Three of the 4 goals scored by the USA against Costa Rica were via header. The remaining score was through an own goal.
- USA´s Payton Linnehan scored a goal against Costa Rica, Linnehan scored 5 goals in 11 games played, all of them before the first 30 minutes.
- Delia Ebbin defender of Bermuda was the player with the most balls recovered in the game against Canada (5).
- USA FW Sophia Jones scored a goal against Costa Rica and was the player with the most ball recoveries in the game (7 of 15).
- Bermuda MF Leilanni Nesbeth was the top scorer in the 2017 CONCACAF Caribbean qualifiers with 12 goals.
- USA DF Kennedy Wesley, who scored against CRC, will play her 10th game with the USA team.