|OFFICIAL NAME||U.S. Soccer Federation|
|HEAD COACH||Mark Carr|
|BEST FINISH||Champion-2 (2008, 2012)|
CU17W Appearances: 5-2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016
- Best Finish: Champion-3 (2008, 2012, 2016)
- All-Time CU17W Record: GP-25; W-23; D-2; L-0; GF-137; GA-5
- All-Time Leading CU17W Scorer: Summer Green (12 goals…2012: 12)
- Method of Qualification: automatic North American entrant
- FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Appearances: (3) 2008, 2012, 2017
In 2016 United States become the first three-time winner of the CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship with a 2-1 victory over Mexico. Civana Kulmann scored the game-winning goal at 86th minute. Ashley Sanchez also scored at 43th minute and Jaqueline Ovalle answered Sanche´z strike with a 69th-minute equalizer for Mexico.
In Granada CU17W seven USA´s players were elected for the Tournament Best XI ., Goalkeper Laurel Ivory, defenders Kennedy Wesley, Naomi Girma, Midfielders Briana Pinto, Jaelin Howel and Forwards Ashley Sanchez, Civana Kuhlmann. Sanchez won also the Golden Bal award and Laurel Ivory the Golden Glove award.
The United States’ history in the CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship can be classified as unusual or unlucky.
It has never lost in 20 all-time games (23W-2D-0L), but has qualified for only three FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cups in five attempts.
In 2010, the U.S. was eliminated by Canada in the semifinals (5-3 on penalty kicks, after a 0-0 draw), despite emerging from the group stage with a perfect 3W-0D-0L record, while scoring 32 goals and conceding none.
Three years later, it missed out on a chance to participate in the 2014 FIFA U-17 World Cup by once again falling at the semifinal stage on penalty kicks. On that occasion, eventual-champion Mexico’s nerve withstood the test, 4-2 on penalties, following another scoreless draw.