- Tournament Takes Place from May 2-12 in Guatemala City, Guatemala
- Top Three Teams Qualify for 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan
CHICAGO (Feb. 20, 2012) -- The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) conducted the draw for the upcoming Under-17 Women's Championship in Miami Beach, Fla., and the United States will face Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago and the Bahamas in Group B play. Group A consists of host Guatemala, Canada, Panama and Jamaica.
The tournament takes place from May 2-12 and will be played entirely at Guatemala City's Estadio Cementos Progreso, site of the 2010 CONCACAF Under-20 Women's Championship and numerous CONCACAF Champions League matches.
The finalists and winner of the third-place match qualify for the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup to be held in Azerbaijan from Sept. 22 to Oct. 13.
The USA opens the first round against the Bahamas at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 3. The U.S. then faces Trinidad & Tobago (4 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 5) and Mexico (6:30 p.m. ET on Monday, May 7).
The semifinals will be played on Thursday, May 10, with the final and third-place match will be held on Saturday, May 12.
2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship
At Guatemala City, Guatemala (Estadio Cementos Progreso)
Group A: Guatemala, Canada, Panama, Jamaica
Group B: United States, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, Bahamas
(All times Eastern)
Wednesday, May 2
Canada vs. Panama, 4 p.m.
Guatemala vs. Jamaica, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 3
United States vs. Bahamas, 4 p.m.
Mexico vs. Trinidad & Tobago, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, May 4
Jamaica vs. Canada, 4 p.m.
Guatemala vs. Panama, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 5
United States vs. Trinidad & Tobago, 4 p.m.
Mexico vs. Bahamas, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 6
Panama vs. Jamaica, 4 p.m.
Guatemala vs. Canada, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, May 7
Trinidad & Tobago vs. Bahamas, 4 p.m.
United States vs. Mexico, 6:30 p.m.
(Match order subject to change)
Thursday, May 10
Group B winner vs. Group A runner-up, 3:30 p.m.
Group A winner vs. Group B runner-up, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 12
Semifinal losers, 3:30 p.m.
Semifinal winners, 6:30 p.m.