Summer Green bursts through two Mexican defenders
After a convincing win over Mexico in the USA's last Group B match, the young Americans now set their sights on the semifinal match-up with Panama. The winner of that game will earn a berth to the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.
The USA takes on Panama on Thursday, May 10 at 3:30 p.m. ET at Estadio Cementos Progreso and fans can watch the game on CONCACAF.com while following the action on ussoccer.com's MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer_ynt.
Midge Purce gets tugged but not slowed
U.S. forward Summer Green has nine goals in the tournament through three games, already matching the U.S. record for a U-17 World Cup Qualifying stage set by forward Lindsey Horan at the 2010 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship in Costa Rica. Green will have two more games to eclipse Horan's mark starting in the semifinal against Panama. All three Green goals on Monday against Mexico came in the first half - the first on a 17th-minute penalty kick, followed by 31st and 36th-minute strikes in the run of play.
Seven different U.S. players have scored the 18 goals for the U.S. team in this tournament: Summer Green (9), Midge Purce (3), Andi Sullivan (2), Joanna Boyles, Emily Bruder, Toni Payne and Sarah Robinson.
Nine different players have assists: Sara Robinson (3), Morgan Andrews (2), Summer Green (2), Gabbi Miranda (2), Joanna Boyles, Emily Bruder, Jane Campbell, Toni Payne and Midge Purce.
The USA has out-shot its opponents 93-10 over the three games.
Brittany Baysinger runs down a through ball
Photos courtsey of: CONCACAF