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2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship

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Five Things to Know About U-17 MNT Striker Tim Weah

One of two U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team players currently living and training overseas (the other is goalkeeper C.J. Dos Santos in Portugal), Tim Weah has provided speed, spark and skill on the USA’s 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship roster.

Here are five things you should know about the U-17 MNT and Paris Saint-Germain striker:

A traveling man

Tim Weah (Way-Uh) was born on Feb. 22, 2000 in Brooklyn, New York, where he lived until he was four in the town of Valley Stream. His next four years were spent in Pembroke Pines, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where the family stayed for a short while before moving back to New York, this time to Queens. In August of 2014, Tim left the family nest for France, where he joined the Academy of famed French club Paris Saint-Germain.

In addition to his worldly travels, Tim is fluent in French and English, and understands Italian and Dutch as well.

The son of George Weah

If the last name looked familiar, that’s because it is. Tim’s father George Sr. was the best soccer player in the world in 1995, winning the Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year while with AC Milan, although he spent the first half of the year with Paris Saint-Germain. In 1996, Weah finished second to Brazilian footballer Ronaldo, keeping him from earning back-to-back honors. George’s sweep of the awards in 1995 made him the first African player to win both awards. In 1996, he was named the African Player of the Century and was given FIFA’s Fair Play Award. Despite his success on the field, George was never able to qualify for a World Cup with his country, Liberia.

The Rest of the Family

Tim has two older sisters, Martha (31) and Antoinette (23), and one older brother, George Jr. (30). His parents are Clar and George Weah.

George Jr. played for AC Milan as a youth, before playing for a variety of clubs as a professional, including Paris Saint-Germain's second team. Martha also played soccer, but stopped after high school.

The musical artist

Aside from soccer, Tim’s biggest passion is music, specifically writing lyrics. In his apartment, Weah has his own microphone set up, where he crafts beats, jots down lyrics and records it all on his computer. Weah is an aspiring Trap Soul artist, which requires a combination of singing and rap. Since he started getting serious at the beginning of 2017, Weah has recorded six songs. His end goal is to one day produce his own music and open studios in Liberia and New York.

How he got to Paris Saint-Germain

From the time he could walk (and kick a soccer ball), Weah was first exposed to the sport at Rosedale Soccer Club in Queens a small club and facility owned by his uncle, Michael Duncan. When his family moved to Florida, Tim played recreational soccer in Pembroke Pines before his parents found the right challenge for him at West Pines United F.C. At a young age, Weah played at West Pines, where he met and played several 3v3 tournaments with current U-17 CONCACAF Championship teammate, George Acosta.

When he was nine, the family moved back to New York where Weah played on an official Rosedale team. Upon turning 10, Weah switched to U.S. Soccer Development Academy club BW Gottschee, where he played for three seasons. During the 2013-2014 season, Weah represented for the New York Red Bulls’ U-13/14 Development Academy team, with his teammates including U-20 MNT and current Red Bulls midfielder Tyler Adams and Leicester City’s Kyle Gruno.

Weah went on trial with a number of teams in late 2015. While on trial with a European club that scheduled a friendly scrimmage against Paris Saint-Germain, he performed so well that PSG offered him a contract. Since then, Weah has worked his way up from the Parisian club’s U-15s to its U-19 side. 

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GALLERY: U-17 MNT Bench Shines As USA Rolls Past Cuba in Classification Stage Finale

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PREVIEW: USA Faces Mexico Rematch in 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship Final

After qualifying for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India with its decisive 6-2 win against Cuba on Friday, the USA now looks for its fourth CONCACAF U-17 Championship title, and first since 2011, when it take on Mexico in Sunday’s Final. The match kicks off at Estadio Rommel Fernández in Panama City at 4 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on Univision Deportes Network and the CONCACAF YouTube channel. Fans can also follow along on Twitter @ussoccer_ynt.

Sunday’s match marks the ninth CONCACAF Final appearance by the U.S. and eighth for Mexico. In their first eight outright championship appearances, the USA has won the title three times (1983, 1992, 2011) and finished as runner-up five times (1987, 1988, 1991, 1994, 1996). In Mexico’s seven previous Final appearances, El Trí has won six times (1985, 1987, 1991, 1996, 2013, 2015) and placed second once (1992).

In reaching the Final, Mexico posted two wins in Classification Stage Group E, defeating Panama 1-0 and Costa Rica 6-1. Despite their 4-3 loss to the U.S. during the Group Stage, Mexico advanced in second from Group C, earning six points by defeating El Salvador (6-0) and Jamaica (5-1). The USA secured its berth in the final with wins against Honduras (3-0) and Cuba (6-2) in Classification Stage Group D.

The final draw for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India will be held July 7. The tournament will be played from Oct. 6-28 in Kochi, Goa, Navi Mumbai, New Delhi, Guwahati, and Kolkata.  The U.S. has now qualified for 16 FIFA U-17 World Cups, while Mexico is headed to their 13th.

TWO MATCHUPS IN 11 DAYS, THREE IN 252 DAYS

In their April 26 group stage clash, the USA defeated Mexico 4-3 in historic fashion. Led by captain Josh Sargent’s pair of goals, the result marked the USA’s first World Cup Qualifying victory against Mexico at the U-17 level and also ended El Tri’s 25-match unbeaten streak in CONCACAF U-17 Championship play.

The two sides met for the first time during the current cycle in last August’s Torneo de Naciones in Mexico City. After the USA and Mexico each faced Portugal and Qatar, the final group game served as the de facto championship match.

The U.S. jumped out to an early lead through Ayo Akinola in the second minute, but Mexico responded with two goals before halftime. USA defender Arturo Vasquez leveled things at 2-2 three minutes after the break. Mexico would go on to score three unanswered goals to go up 5-2 in the 79th minute. U.S. midfielder George Acosta’s 89th minute penalty kick seemed a small consolation, but then Mexico’s Alexis Gutierrez converted a minute later to close the scoring at 6-3.

“Full credit to Mexico and they are a very good team, but I think we’ve improved since then and this game at this point is very important to both teams because it sets us up for going through to the next stage,” U-17 MNT head coach John Hackworth said about the match.

USA VS. MEXICO U-17 CONCACAF CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

Prior to their group stage encounter on April 26, the U.S and Mexico had not faced each other in a U-17 World Cup qualifying game since 1996. In that final group stage matchup, the USA lost 3-1 and finished second on points to Mexico.

As reigning champions from 2015, Mexico has held the edge over the USA in U-17 FIFA World Cup qualifying (4-1-1). This year’s tournament marked the first time that the sides faced each other in the initial group phase.

NEW STADIUM, NEW SURFACE

The first 24 matches of the 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship were played at Estadio Maracaná, but Sunday’s Final moves to Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama’s national stadium and the venue for the U.S. Men’s National Team’s 1-1 draw in 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying on March 28.

While the venue is much bigger, the primary difference is the change in surface from the turf of Estadio Maracaná to the natural grass surface at Estadio Rommel Fernández.

LAST CHANCE FOR THE GOLDEN BOOT

After a brace against Honduras, USA forward Josh Sargent currently sits two goals behind Honduras striker Carlos Mejía, who leads all players with seven goals. The last USA player to win the tournament’s Golden Boot was Andrew Oliver whose four goals in the 2011 edition tied him with two other players for the honor.

Mexico’s Daniel López is also in the hunt for the award given to the tournament’s top goal scorer. The El Trí striker sits just one goal behind Mejía after notching two goals in Mexico’s 6-1 victory against Costa Rica.

EXPERIENCED COACHES

In his second stint leading the U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team, John Hackworth is looking to guide the U-17 MNT to the World Cup for a third time as head coach. Hackworth began with the U-17 MNT by serving as an assistant to former head coach John Ellinger, helping the U.S. qualify for the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Cup. After Ellinger’s departure, Hackworth took the reins and guided the U.S. to the 2005 and 2007 World Cups as head coach before departing for other opportunities. After managing M.L.S. side Philadelphia Union, Hackworth returned to the U-17 MNT in December of 2015.

His opposite number is Mario Arteaga. A former Mexico youth international, Arteaga played with famed Liga MX club CD Guadalajara before finishing his professional career with Club León. Internationally, he represented El Trí at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, appearing in a pair of 1-1 draws with Australia and Ghana. As a manager, Arteaga took over Mexico’s U-17 program in July of 2014. Since then, he has guided the side to the title at the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship, followed by an impressive fourth-place finish at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.

REACHING THE BIG STAGE

This year marks the 17th occasion that the U.S. U-17 MNT will compete in the CONCACAF Youth Tournament or Championship. The USA has won the CONCACAF U-17, formerly U-16, Championship title five times: (1983, 1992, 2001, 2003 and 2011) and finished as runner-up five times: (1987, 1988, 1991, 1994, 1996).

Since the inaugural CONCACAF U-17 Championship in 1983, El Trí has participated in 15 of 17 tournaments, claiming six titles (1985, 1987, 1991, 1996, 2013, 2015) and one runner-up finish (1992). In total, Mexico has qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup 12 times.

Once qualified, Mexico has had an impressive run at the FIFA U-17 World Cup. El Trí has advanced from the group stage seven times, made the Semifinals on four occasions and won the tournament twice – the 2005 edition in Peru and 2011 at home in Mexico.

Recently Mexico finished as runners up at the 2013 competition in United Arab Emirates and fourth in the last World Cup in Chile.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

The 2017 tournament began in a group stage, with 12 CONCACAF teams split into three four-team groups. After an initial round-robin schedule, the top two teams from each group advanced to the classification stage, featuring two groups with three teams each. In that second group stage, the top two finishers from each group (Mexico and Costa Rica, USA and Honduras) qualified for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India, while the first-place teams in each group moved on to play for the tournament title.

EYES ON A FAVORABLE DRAW

Having already clinched their 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup spots, the USA and Mexico will now fight for a higher seed in the World Cup draw. Identical to the U-20 World Cup draw and the FIFA procedures, entering the draw as regional champions will provide the winning nation with more points, and a better chance of ending up in the draw’s seeded pot.

U.S. U-17 MNT ROSTER BY POSITION:

GOALKEEPERS (2): C.J. Dos Santos (Benfica; Philadelphia, Pa.), Justin Garces (Kendall SC; Miami, Fla.)

DEFENDERS (5): Christopher Gloster (New York Red Bulls; Montclair, N.J.), Jaylin Lindsey (Sporting Kansas City; Charlotte, N.C.), James Sands (New York City FC; Rye, N.Y.), Arturo Vasquez (FC Golden State; Mira Loma, Calif.), Akil Watts (IMG Academy; Fort Wayne, Ind.)

MIDFIELDERS (7): George Acosta (Weston FC; Hollywood, Fla.), Taylor Booth (Real Salt Lake AZ; Eden, Utah), Christopher Durkin (D.C. United; Glen Allen, Va.), Blaine Ferri (Solar Chelsea SC; Southlake, Texas), Christopher Goslin (Atlanta United FC; Locust Grove, Ga.), Indiana Vassilev (IMG Academy; Savannah, Ga.), Adrian Villegas (Portland Timbers; Hood River, Ore.)

FORWARDS (6): Ayomide Akinola (Toronto FC; Brampton, Ont.), Andrew Carleton (Atlanta United FC; Powder Springs, Ga.), Zyen Jones (Atlanta United FC; Clarkston, Ga.), Bryan Reynolds, Jr. (FC Dallas; Little Elm, Texas), Joshua Sargent (Scott Gallagher Missouri; O’Fallen, Mo.) Timothy Weah (Paris Saint-Germain; Rosedale, N.Y.)

MEXICO U-17 MNT ROSTER BY POSITION:

Goalkeepers (2): Andre Alcaraz (CD Guadalajara), Cesar Lopez (CD Guadalajara)

Defenders (7): Andres Catalan (Monarcas Morelia), Alan Maeda (Santos Laguna), Luis Olivas (CD Guadalajara) Haret Ortega (Club América), Carlos Robles (Atlas), Raul Sandoval (Club Tijuana), Adrian Vazquez (Pachuca)

Midfielders (6): Luis Gamiz (Club Tijuana), Carlos Guerrero (Club León) Alexis Gutierrez (CD Guadalajara), Andres Perez (Querétaro), Victor Reyes (Monarcas Morelia), Marco Ruiz (Atlas)

Forwards (5): Alfonso Alvarado (Monterrey), Roberto De La Rosa (Pachuca), Cesar Huerta (CD Guadalajara), Daniel Lopez (Club Tijuana), Jairo Torres (Atlas)

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Five Things to Know About the Mexico U-17 MNT

The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team will take on Mexico in the 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship Final on Sunday, May 7 at Estadio Rommel Fernández in Panama City, Panama, having already qualified for the 2017 U-17 World Cup in India. The match will determine the 12th outright CONCACAF tournament winner since 1983, when the USA took home the inaugural hardware against Trinidad & Tobago.

Sunday’s game can be seen live at 4 p.m. ET on Univision Deportes Network and the CONCACAF YouTube channel.

Here are five things you should know going into Sunday’s game:

CONCACAF U-20 CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCE

Sunday’s championship is a rematch of the group stage contest which saw the USA win a wild 4-3 encounter back on April 26. While they lost to the U.S., Mexico dominated its other two group games against El Salvador (6-0) and Jamaica (5-1).

In their first classification stage game, Mexico faced a tough Panama side that gave everything that had, knowing that a loss or tie would result in a missed World Cup berth. In the end, a breakaway goal by Jairo Torres in the 32nd minute of play was all Mexico needed to end the host nation’s quest and secure their own World Cup berth.

Two days later, Mexico and Costa Rica squared off to determine first place in classification stage Group E. Despite an even start to the match, Mexico scored five unanswered goals en route to a 6-1 victory.

CONCACAF AND FIFA WORLD CUP HISTORY

Since the inaugural CONCACAF U-17 Championship in 1983, El Tri has participated in 15 of 17 tournaments, claiming six titles (1985, 1987, 1991, 1996, 2013, 2015) and one runner-up finish (1992). In total, Mexico has qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup 12 times.

Once qualified, Mexico has had an impressive run at the FIFA U-17 World Cup. El Trí has advanced from the group stage seven times, made the semifinals on four occasions and won the tournament twice – the 2005 edition in Peru and 2011 at home in Mexico.

Most recently Mexico finished as runners up at the 2013 competition in United Arab Emirates and fourth in the 2015 U-17 World Cup in Chile.

THE MANAGER

A former Mexico youth international, Mario Arteaga was born in Guadalajara and played with famed local club CD Guadalajara before finishing his professional career with Club León. Internationally, he represented El Trí at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, appearing in matching 1-1 draws with Australia and Ghana.

As a manager, Arteaga took over Mexico’s U-17 program in July of 2014. Since then he guided the side to a first-place finish at the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship, followed by an impressive fourth-place finish at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.

DANIEL LÓPEZ CHASING THE GOLDEN BOOT

After notching two goals in Mexico’s 6-1 victory against Costa Rica, El Trí striker Daniel López currently stands in second place of the tournament’s Golden Boot standings, with six goals, one behind Honduras forward Carlos Mejía. U.S. captain Josh Sargent sits third on the scoring list with five goals. 

THE ROSTER

All 20 players on the Mexico roster play domestically and represent eight Liga MX clubs: CD Guadalajara (5), Club Tijuana (3), Atlas (3), CF Pachuca (2), Monarcas Morelia (2), Querétaro FC (1), Santos Laguna (1), Club América (1), CF Monterrey (1) and Club León (1).

Goalkeepers (2): Andre Alcaraz (CD Guadalajara), Cesar Lopez (CD Guadalajara)

Defenders (7): Andres Catalan (Monarcas Morelia), Alan Maeda (Santos Laguna), Luis Olivas (CD Guadalajara) Haret Ortega (Club América), Carlos Robles (Atlas), Raul Sandoval (Club Tijuana), Adrian Vazquez (Pachuca)

Midfielders (6): Luis Gamiz (Club Tijuana), Carlos Guerrero (Club León) Alexis Gutierrez (CD Guadalajara), Andres Perez (Querétaro), Victor Reyes (Monarcas Morelia), Marco Ruiz (Atlas)

Forwards (5): Alfonso Alvarado (Monterrey), Roberto De La Rosa (Pachuca), Cesar Huerta (CD Guadalajara), Daniel Lopez (Club Tijuana), Jairo Torres (Atlas)

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Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
1-1 D 4-5 PK's Estadio Rommel Fernández; Panama City, Panama 233 Carleton
6-2 W Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama Vassilev, Carleton, Coll(og), Jones, Reynolds, Weah
3-0 W Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama Sargent(2), Akinola
1-0 W Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama 186 Jones
4-3 W Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama 198 Sargent(2), Ferri, Akinola
5-0 W Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama 132 Durkin, Weah, Sargent, Akinola(2)

2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship - April 21-May 7 - Panama

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
M 5-6 Miami, Florida Weston FC
F 5-7 Brampton, Ontario Toronto FC
M 5-5 115 Eden, Utah La Roca
F 5-5 128 Powder Springs, Georgia Georgia United
M Glen Allen, Va. Richmond United
M Southlake, Texas Solar Chelsea SC
GK Miami, Fla. Kendall FC
D Montclair, N.J. New York Red Bulls
M 5-7 Locus Grove, Georgia Georgia United
F Clarkston, Ga. Georgia United
D 5-5 Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte SA
F 5-10 140 The Colony, Texas FC Dallas
M Rye, N.Y. New York Soccer Club
GK 6-2 150 Philadelphia, Penn. Philadelphia Union
F O'Fallen, Mo. St. Louis Scott Gallagher
M Mira Loma, Calif. FC Golden State
M 5-9 155 Savannah, Ga. IMG Academy
M 5-2 115 Hood River, Ore. Portland Timbers
M Fort Wayne, Ind. IMG Academy
F 5-8 Rosedale, New York New York Red Bulls

2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship - April 21-May 7 - Panama

George Acosta

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Miami, Florida

Club:
Weston FC

Ayo Akinola

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Brampton, Ontario

Club:
Toronto FC

Taylor Booth

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Weight:
115

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Eden, Utah

Club:
La Roca

Andrew Carleton

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-5

Weight:
128

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Powder Springs, Georgia

Club:
Georgia United

Christopher Durkin

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Glen Allen, Va.

Club:
Richmond United

Blaine Ferri

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Southlake, Texas

Club:
Solar Chelsea SC

Justin Garces

Position:
Goalkeeper

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Miami, Fla.

Club:
Kendall FC

Chris Gloster

Position:
Defender

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Montclair, N.J.

Club:
New York Red Bulls

Christopher Goslin

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Locus Grove, Georgia

Club:
Georgia United

Zyen Jones

Position:
Forward

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Clarkston, Ga.

Club:
Georgia United

Jaylin Lindsey

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Charlotte, North Carolina

Club:
Charlotte SA

Bryan Reynolds

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-10

Weight:
140

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
The Colony, Texas

Club:
FC Dallas

James Sands

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Rye, N.Y.

Club:
New York Soccer Club

Carlos Dos Santos

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-2

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Philadelphia, Penn.

Club:
Philadelphia Union

Joshua Sargent

Position:
Forward

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
O'Fallen, Mo.

Club:
St. Louis Scott Gallagher

Arturo Vasquez

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Mira Loma, Calif.

Club:
FC Golden State

Indiana Vassilev

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Weight:
155

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Savannah, Ga.

Club:
IMG Academy

Adrian Villegas

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-2

Weight:
115

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Hood River, Ore.

Club:
Portland Timbers

Akil Watts

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Fort Wayne, Ind.

Club:
IMG Academy

Timothy Weah

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Rosedale, New York

Club:
New York Red Bulls

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
Panama 3 2 0 1 5 2 3 7
Honduras 3 2 1 0 8 5 3 6
Curacao 3 1 2 0 1 4 -3 3
Haiti
3 0 2 1 1 4 -3 1

Group B

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
Costa Rica
3 3 0 0 8 2 6 9
Cuba 3 1 1 1 4 5 -1 4
Canada 3 1 2 0 4 4 0 3
Suriname 3 0 2 1 1 6 -5 1

Group C

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
United States 3 3 0 0 10 3 7 9
Mexico 3 2 1 0 14 5 9 6
Jamaica 
3 1 2 0 4 11 -7 3
El Salvador 3 0 3 0 1 10 -9 0

Group A Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
April 21 Curacao vs. Haiti 1-0 Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
April 21
Panama vs. Honduras 4-2
Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
April 24 Honduras vs. Curacao 3-0
Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
April 24 Panama vs. Haiti 0-0 Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
April 27
Honduras vs. Haiti 3-1 Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
April 27
Panama vs. Curacao 1-0 Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama

Group B Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
April 22 Cuba vs. Surinam 1-1
Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
April 22
Costa Rica vs. Canada 2-1
Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
April 25 Canada vs. Cuba 1-2 Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
April 25 Costa Rrica vs. Surinam 3-0
Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
April 28
Canada vs. Surinam 2-0 Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
April 28
Costa Rrica vs. Cuba 3-1 Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama


Group C Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
April 23 Jamaica vs. United States 0-4 Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
April 23
Mexico vs. El Salvador 6-0
Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
April 26 El Salvador vs. Jamaica 1-3 Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
April 26 Mexico vs. United States 3-4
Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
April 29
El Salvador vs. United States 0-1 Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
April 29
Mexico vs. Jamaica 5-1
Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama

Classification Stage

Group D

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
United States 2 2 0 0 9 2 7 6
 Honduras
2 1 1 0 7 4 3 3
Cuba 2 0 2 0 3 13 -10 0

Group E

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Mexico 2 2 0 0 7 1 6 6
Costa Rica 2 1 1 0 3 7 -4 3
Panama
2 0 2 0 1 3 -2 0

Classification Stage Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
May 1 Cuba vs. Honduras 1-7 Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
May 1 Costa Rica vs. Panama 2-1
Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
May 3 Honduras vs. United States 0-3
Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
May 3 Panama vs. Mexico 0-1 Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
May 5 Cuba vs. United States 6-2
Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama
May 5 Costa Rica vs. Mexico 1-6 Estadio Maracaná; Panama City, Panama

Final

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
May 7 United States vs. Mexico 1-1 (4-5 PKs)
Estadio Rommel Fernández; Panama City, Panama

2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship Format:

The CONCACAF U-17 Championship format features three groups of four teams. The previous tournament featured two groups of six teams.

As host, Panama was seeded at the top of one of the three groups, while Costa Rica and Mexico were also assigned as the remaining two seeds. Mexico earns its seed as the current CONCACAF champion, while Costa Rica’s seed came as the result of being the best-placed CONCACAF team from the last edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, excluding the regional champion and host.

The top two teams in each of the three groups will advance to the Classification Stage, which features two groups (D and E) of three teams each. In the Classification Stage, the top two finishers from each group will qualify for the U-17 World Cup to be played from Oct 6-28 in India. Additionally, the first-place teams from Groups D and E will play for the 2017 CONCACAF championship.

U.S. U-17 Men's National Team - 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship Stats

Record: 5-0-1

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Y/R

Acosta, George M 5 3 268 0 3 0/0
Akinola, Ayo F 5 5 388 4 2 0/0
Booth, Taylor M 3 2 183 0 0 1/0
Carleton, Andrew F 6 5 382 2 2 0/0
Durkin, Chris M 5 5 447 1 0 0/0
Ferri, Blaine M 4 4 247 1 2 0/0
Garces, Justin GK 5 5 450 0 0 0/0
Gloster, Chris D 5 5 405 0 0 0/0
Goslin, Chris M 5 3 272 0 0 1/0
Jones, Zyen
F 2 1 107 2 0 0/0
Lindsey, Jaylin D 5 5 450 0 1 0/0
Reynolds, Bryan F 3 1 128 1 1 0/0
Sands, James M 5 5 450 0 0 0/0
dos Santos, Carlos GK 1 1 90 0 0 0/0
Sargent, Josh F 5 5 405 5 2 0/0
Vasquez, Arturo M 5 5 450 0 0 1/0
Vassilev, Indiana M 3 2 182 1 0 1/0
Villegas, Adrian M 1 1 90 0 0 0/0
Watts, Akil M 4 2 229 0 0 0/0
Weah, Tim F 6 1 216 2 2 1/0
Own Goal 1
Totals
6 6 540 20 15 5/0
Opponent Totals
6 6 540 6 3 7/0

2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Garces, Justin 5 5 450 19 6 2 1.20 4-0-1
dos Santos, Carlos 1 1 90 1 0 1 0.00 1-0-0
Totals 6 6 540 20 6 3 1.00 5-0-1
Opponent Totals 6 6 540 6 20 0 3.33 0-5-1

Updated through May 7, 2017

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