U.S. Under-17 Women To Take on Trinidad & Tobago at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 22, In Final Group A Matchup
Jul 21, 2008
July 21, 2008
SEMIFINAL BOUND: The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team earned a place in the semifinals of the 2008 CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship with a 9-0 win against El Salvador in their second Group A match. With the win, the U.S. tops the Group A table with six points and has one game left to play in the group phase. Up next for the U.S. U-17 WNT is hosts Trinidad & Tobago, who must win or draw to advance to the tournament semifinals after tying Costa Rica, 0-0, in their second group game. The final Group A match date will determine the first-place team in the group, who will face the second place team from Group B in the semifinals.
Group A Standings
Team GP W L T GF GA GD PTS
USA 2 2 0 0 15 0 +15 6
TRI 2 1 0 1 5 1 +4 4
CRC 2 0 1 1 0 6 -6 1
SLV 2 0 2 0 1 14 -13 0
2008 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship
Group A Schedule
Date Matchup Venue; City Time (ET)
July 18 Costa Rica 0, USA 6 Marvin Lee Stadium; Macoya, Trinidad --
T & T 5, El Salvador 1 Marvin Lee Stadium; Macoya, Trinidad --
July 20 USA 9, El Salvador 0 Marvin Lee Stadium; Macoya, Trinidad --
T & T 0, Costa Rica 0 Marvin Lee Stadium; Macoya, Trinidad --
July 22 El Salvador vs. Costa Rica Marvin Lee Stadium; Macoya, Trinidad 5 p.m.
T & T vs. USA Marvin Lee Stadium; Macoya, Trinidad 7 p.m.
HOMETOWN HEROINES: Trinidad & Tobago had their hometown fans hanging on the fences in suspense at Marvin Lee Stadium as the team battled to a scrappy 0-0 draw against Costa Rica in the second match of Group A. The Soca Princesses won their first group game, 5-1, against El Salvador and currently sit in second place in the group with four points. A win or a draw in the final group match against the USA will clinch a spot in the semifinals of the 2008 CONCACAF Women’s Championship. Trinidad & Tobago is coached by Notre Dame University women’s soccer coach Randy Waldrum. Trinidad & Tobago has nine America-born players on the squad, including Jessica De Leon, from Arizona, whose father, Leroy, starred for the Trinidad & Tobago Men’s National Team. The Soca Princesses also count on the services of five Canadian-based players.
Trinidad & Tobago U-17 WNT Roster
GOALKEEPERS (2): 1-Saundra Baron, 21-Daystar Swift
DEFENDERS (8): 2-Taylor Mims, 3-Latifa Kelly, 4-Rhea Belgrave, 5-Arin King, 6-Tiana Bateau, 14-Karyn Forbes, 18-Rebecca Cuthbert
MIDFIELDERS (7): 8-Afiyah Matthias, 9-Stephanie Williams, 11-Sidonia Hoareau, 12-Camille Pereira, 13-Natasha Prentice, 17-Casey McKenzie, 19-Shakira Salandy
FORWARDS (4): 7-Jessica De Leon, 10-Mariah Shade, 15-Natasha St. Louis, 16-Shahamin Nunes
Head coach: Randy Waldrum
CARIBBEAN QUALIFYING: Trinidad & Tobago advanced to the 2008 CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship by virtue of winning Group B of Caribbean Zone qualifying. The Soca Princesses kicked off Caribbean qualifying with a 6-0 win against St. Kitts & Nevis on Valentine’s Day, followed by a 4-0 win against Grenada two days later. The team closed out qualifying with a 7-0 win against Surinam on Feb. 18, 2008.
CANADA AND MEXICO BOOK A SPOT IN THE SEMIFINALS: The Under-17 Women’s National Teams of Canada and Mexico booked spots in the semifinals at the 2008 CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championships, both coming up with wins in their second Group B matches on Saturday night. In the first match of the evening, Mexico defeated Puerto Rico, 4-0, to win the top spot in Group B. They will face the Group A runner up in the semifinals. Canada also earned a win, defeating Jamaica by a 4-3 score. As the second team in Group B, Canada will face the winner from Group A in the semifinals. Group B wraps up on Monday, July 21, with Jamaica vs. Puerto Rico at 5 p.m. ET followed by Canada vs. Mexico at 7 p.m. ET. The tournament semifinals will take place on Thursday, July 24, at Marvin Lee Stadium in Trinidad.
Group B Results
Date Matchup Venue; City Time (ET)
July 17 Puerto Rico 0, Canada 3 Dwight Yorke Stadium; Bacolet, Tobago --
Mexico 6, Jamaica 0 Dwight Yorke Stadium; Bacolet, Tobago --
July 19 Mexico 4, Puerto Rico 0 Dwight Yorke Stadium; Bacolet, Tobago --
Canada 4, Jamaica 3 Dwight Yorke Stadium; Bacolet, Tobago --
July 21 Jamaica vs. Puerto Rico Dwight Yorke Stadium; Bacolet, Tobago 5 p.m.
Canada vs. Mexico Dwight Yorke Stadium; Bacolet, Tobago 7 p.m.
Group B Standings
Team GP W L T GF GA GD PTS
MEX 2 2 0 0 10 0 +10 6
CAN 2 2 0 0 7 3 +4 6
JAM 2 0 2 0 3 10 -7 0
PUR 2 0 2 0 0 7 -7 0
PHOTO FINISH: With the 2008 CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship well underway in Trinidad & Tobago, see the U.S. U-17 WNT in action as they attempt to qualify for the first-ever FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup by visiting the Sights & Sounds section of ussoccer.com. Check out photo galleries from training as well as the victories against Costa Rica and El Salvador.
BLOGGING IN THE CARIBBEAN: The U.S. YNT Blog is one busy blog these days, with the U.S. Soccer Under-17 Women’s National Team sharing time with the Men’s Olympic Team. Nonetheless, you can follow the U-17 Women in Trinidad & Tobago at http://ynt-ussoccer.blogspot.com/. Join the team as they prepare for their final group match and look towards the semifinals, where they will battle for a spot at the 2008 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup.
ROAD TO NEW ZEALAND: CONCACAF is the last region to qualify for the 2008 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup in New Zealand, after Ghana and Nigeria clinched African qualifying earlier this month. Despite qualifying, it has not yet been determined which teams will play in Group B and Group D. The draw for the tournament was held in Wellington, New Zealand on June 1. The inaugural tournament will take place Oct. 28-Nov. 16 and will consist of 16 teams, divided into four groups of four teams each. A team from CONCACAF has been placed in Group A, Group B and Group C. *The winner of the 2008 CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship will be placed in Group C, along with Japan, France and Paraguay. A draw will determine the placement of the other two qualified teams from CONCACAF.
2008 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup Final Draw
Locations: Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton and Wellington, New Zealand
Seeded teams: New Zealand, Germany, CONCACAF 1, Brazil
A1 New Zealand
A2 CONCACAF A
B1 CONCACAF B
B3 Korea DPR
B4 CAF B
C2 CONCACAF 1*
D3 Korea Republic
D4 CAF A
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