Women’s U-17 Championship kicks off Wednesday
 Action from the 2012 CONCACAF Under-17 Women's Championship final between the United States (white) and Canada.  The 2013 edition of the competition starts on October 30 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. (Photo: Juan Meono)
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MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – A Group A doubleheader at the Montego Bay Sports Complex’s Catherine Hall Stadium on Wednesday will start the 2013 CONCACAF Women's Under-17 Championship.  In the opener, Mexico takes on Haiti, followed by an encounter between host Jamaica and El Salvador.

The competition will continue Thursday with Group B action as Canada meets Guatemala and Trinidad & Tobago faces defending champion United States.

The top two teams from each group will advance to the semifinals, with the two eventual finalists earning tickets to the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, which will be hosted by Costa Rica.

Here’s a glance at the eight participants:

 

CANADA

Previous Appearances:  3 - 2008, 2010, 2012

Best Finish:  Champion - 2010

Method of Qualification:  automatic North American entrant

All-Time Finals Record:  GP – 15; W – 11; D – 1; L – 3; GF – 36; GA – 11

  • Canada has advanced to the last two finals, defeating Mexico 1-0 in 2010 and dropping a 1-0 decision to the United States in 2012.
  • Conceded 1 goal or less in last 11 games in the competition.

  

EL SALVADOR

Previous Appearances:  1 - 2008

Best Finish:  never advanced past Group Stage

Method of Qualification:  Won UNCAF qualifying series v Nicaragua (4-3 on aggregate)

Qualification Record:  GP – 2; W – 1; D – 0; L – 1; GF – 4; GA – 3

All-Time Finals Record:  GP – 3, W – 0; D – 0; L – 3; GF – 2; GA – 22

  • Sandra Cortez led team in scoring during Central American qualifying with two goals…Lesly Molina and Maggi Segovia had one goal each.

 

GUATEMALA

Previous Appearances: 1 - 2012

Best Finish:  never advanced past Group Stage

Method of Qualification:  Won UNCAF qualifying series v Belize (15-0 on aggregate)

Qualification Record:  GP – 2; W – 2; D – 0; L – 0; GF – 15; GA – 0

All-Time Finals Record:  GP – 3; W – 0; D – 0; L – 3; GF – 2; GA – 16

  • Anika Schaps led team in scoring during Central American qualifying with six goals, netting hat-tricks twice against Belize.

 

HAITI

Previous Appearances:  1 - 2010

Best Finish:  never advanced past Group Stage

Method of Qualification:  Runner-up – CFU Women’s Under-17 Tournament

Qualification Record:  GP – 8; W – 6; D – 0; L – 2; GF – 68; GA – 4

All-Time Finals Record:  GP – 3; W – 0; D – 0; L – 3; GF – 0; GA – 12

  • Batcheba Louis scored 11 goals in a 22-0 Caribbean qualifying win over the U.S. Virgin Islands.

 

JAMAICA

Previous Appearances:  3 - 2008, 2010, 2012

Best Finish:  never advanced past Group Stage

Method of Qualification:  Host

All-Time Finals Record:  GP – 9; W – 2; D – 1; L – 6; GF – 11; GA – 24

  • Unbeaten in 3 of its last 4 games in the competition (2-1-1).

  

MEXICO

Previous Appearances:  3 - 2008, 2010, 2012

Best Finish:  Runner-up - 2010

Method of Qualification:  automatic North American entrant

All-Time Finals Record:  GP – 15; W – 9; D – 0; L – 6; GF – 38; GA – 12

  • 3-0-0 all-time in tournament openers (14 GF, 0 GA).

 

 

 

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

Previous Appearances:  2 - 2008, 2012

Best Finish:  never advanced past Group Stage

Method of Qualification:  Champion – CFU Women’s Under-17 Tournament

Qualification Record:  GP – 8; W – 7; D – 0; L – 1; GF – 44; GA – 4

All-Time Finals Record:  GP – 6; W – 1; D – 2; L – 3; GF – 6; GA – 17

  • Zoe Swift scored five goals in a Caribbean qualifier against Grenada.
  • Summer Arjoon scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over Haiti in CFU Women’s Under-17 Tournament final

  

UNITED STATES

Previous Appearances:  3- 2008, 2010, 2012

Best Finish:  Champion - 2008, 2012

Method of Qualification:  automatic North American entrant

All-Time Finals Record:  GP – 15; W – 14; D – 1; L – 0; GF – 93; GA – 2

  • Scored 6 goals or more in 9 of 15 all-time matches in competition.
  • Conceded 0 goals in last 918 minutes of competition play.

 

 

CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship 2013 Jamaica

October 30 – November 9, 2013
at Montego Bay, Jamaica (Catherine Hall Stadium at Montego Bay Sports Complex)

 

FIRST ROUND GROUPS
Group A: Jamaica, Mexico, Haiti, El Salvador       

Group B: United States, Canada, Guatemala, Trinidad & Tobago

 

 

SCHEDULE

Times U.S. Eastern (local time in parentheses)

 

GROUP STAGE

Wednesday - October 30, 2013

Mexico vs. Haiti, 4:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m.)

Jamaica vs. El Salvador, 7:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m.)

 

Thursday - October 31, 2013

Canada vs. Guatemala, 4:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m.)

Trinidad & Tobago vs. United States, 7:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m.)

 

Friday - November 1, 2013

El Salvador vs. Mexico, 4:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m.)

Jamaica vs. Haiti, 7:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m.)

 

Saturday - November 2, 2013

Canada vs. Trinidad & Tobago, 4:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m.)

United States vs. Guatemala, 7:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m.)

 

Sunday - November 3, 2013

Haiti vs. El Salvador, 3:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m.)

Jamaica vs. Mexico, 6:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m.)

 

Monday - November 4, 2013

Guatemala vs. Trinidad & Tobago, 3:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m.)

United States vs. Canada, 6:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m.)

  

SEMIFINALS *

Thursday - November 7, 2013

SF #1:  Winner Group B vs. Runner-up Group A, 3:00 p.m. (3:00 p.m.)

SF #2:  Winner Group A vs. Runner-up Group B, 6:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m.)

 

THIRD-PLACE MATCH & FINAL *

Saturday - November 9, 2013

Loser SF #1 vs. Loser SF#2, 3:00 p.m. (3:00 p.m.)

Winner SF #1 vs. Winner SF#2, 6:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m.)

 

* CONCACAF reserves the right to change the time and order of matches.