IN FOCUS: GUATEMALA
Federación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala
Founded: 1919 (Joined FIFA in 1946)
Head Coach: Benjamin Monterroso
FIFA World Ranking: 57
CONCACAF Ranking: 6
FIFA World Cups: None
Best FIFA World Cup Finish: None
Guatemala Women’s National Team Roster by Position
GOALKEEPERS (2): Yoselin Franco, Alicia Navas
DEFENDERS (5): Daniela Andrade, Londy Barrios, Gloria Aguilar, Coralia Monterroso, Kellin Mayen
MIDFIELDERS (5): Marilyn Rivera, Mia Espino, Christian Recinos, Cinthya Lopez, Jennifer Barrios
FORWARDS (8): Alida Argueta, María Monterroso, Ana Lucia Martínez, Kimberly De León, Vilma López, Aisha Solorzano, Diana Barrera, Melany Cayetano
GUATEMALA ROSTER NOTES
- Guatemala has seven players from the side that participated in the 2010 CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifying tournament: Daniela Andrade, Kimberly De León, Cinthya Lopez, Ana Lucia Martinez, Marilyn Rivera, as well as head coach Benjamin Monterroso’s daughters – Coralia Monterroso and Maria Monterroso.
- Coralia Monterroso, 22, is the team captain.
- Guatemala has participated in this tournament four previous times.
- Guatemala went a perfect 3-0-0 in Central American qualifying to reach the final round.
USA VS. GUATEMALA:
- The USA has played Guatemala just twice in its history, once in qualifying for the 2011 Women’s World Cup and then in qualifying for the 2012 Olympics.
- The USA won 9-0 in Cancun, Mexico, in 2010 and 13-0 in 2012 in Vancouver, Canada, as Sydney Leroux came off the bench to score five goals to tie a U.S. record. She was one of eight U.S. players to score in that game.