Monday, May 7, 2012
Green ties goal record in U.S. U17 victory
The U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team forward Summer Green scored three times in the first half to put an early end to any potential drama as the U.S. defeated Mexico 3-0 in Guatemala City on Monday to win Group B at the 2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship. The victory earned the USA a semifinal matchup with Group A runner-up Panama for a berth to the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.
Green’s three goals up her tournament total to nine, matching the U.S. record for a U-17 World Cup Qualifying stage after just three matches. Forward Lindsey Horan scored nine times in five matches at the 2010 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship in Costa Rica.
Green will have two more games to eclipse Horan's mark starting with the semifinal as the USA takes on Panama on Thursday, May 10, at 3:30 p.m. ET while Canada will meet Mexico in the other semifinal at 6:30 p.m. ET. The semifinal winners and the winner of the third-place match earn CONCACAF's three berths to the third FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, which will be staged in Azerbaijan from Sept. 22-Oct. 13.
- U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team Match Report -
Match: United States U-17 Women's National Team vs. Mexico U-17 WNT
Date: May 7, 2012
Competition: 2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship - Group B
Venue: Estadio Cementos Progreso; Guatemala City, Guatemala
Kickoff: 4:30 p.m. MT (6:30 p.m. ET)
Weather: 70 degrees, rain, windy
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F USA 3 0 _ 3
MEX 0 0 _ 0
USA - Summer Green (penalty kick) 17th minute
USA - Summer Green (Gabbi Miranda) 31
USA - Summer Green (Sarah Robinson) 36