CARY, North Carolina -- Mexico and Panama will battle for second place in Group A and a place in the semifinals of the 2018 Concacaf Women's Championship at Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park on Wednesday night.
They enter the final group match for both team with 1W-0D-1L records, but Panama enjoys a superior goal differential, minus two to minus three. So, Los Canaleros needs only a draw to advance to Sunday's semifinals in Frisco, Texas while El Tri must win to keep its 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup hopes alive.
Mexico comes in on a high note after recording a 4-1 win over Trinidad & Tobago on Sunday night after dropping its group opener to the United States last week, 6-0. Charlyn Corral led the way with a brace with Katie Johnson and Maria Sanchez adding goals.
Panama is coming off a (6-0) defeat to the USA as 17-year-old goalkeeper Yenith Bailey stood out for the Central American side, making several outstanding saves. The Panamanians opened the competition with a 3-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago last week as Marta Cox, Kenya Rangel and Erika Hernandez found the net.
The Mexicans have won all five matches against the Panamanians, outscoring their foes, 19-3.
Defending Women's World Cup Champion United States meets Trinidad and Tobago in the second game of the doubleheader.
R: BEAUDOIN, MARIE-SOLEIL (Canada)
AR1: BOUDREAU, CHANTAL RENEE (Canada)
AR2: MOREIRA, KIMBERLY MARIA (Costa Rica)
4th Official: LEON SERPAS, MIRIAN PATRICIA (El Salvador)
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