El Pasoans to represent Mexico vs USA for U-17 Women's World Cup bid

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 11:09pm

U.S. U-17 WNT TO FACE MEXICO FOR BERTH TO WORLD CUP: After winning Group B while scoring 17 goals and allowing zero, the USA will now face Mexico, led by El Pasoans Emily Alvarado and Aylin Villalobos, on Nov. 7 in the semifinal of the CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship for a berth to the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. The USA has two days of rest and regeneration after its 2-0 victory against Canada to win the group on Nov. 4 and will face a Mexico team that finished second in Group A behind Jamaica. The USA-Mexico match will be shown tape delayed on FOX Soccer Plus on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. ET and shown live on FOX Soccer 2GO at 3 pm. ET. All matches are played at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.

ROAD TO THE SEMIFINAL: The group stage of the 2013 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship has ended. Four teams head home and four others will meet in the semifinals with tickets to the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup handed to the winners. The top two finishers of each group cross over; the USA - first in Group B - will face Group A runner-up up Mexico while Group A winner Jamaica faces Group B runner-up Canada. Mexico started off the tournament with a rough 1-1 tie with Haiti - the first ever goal and point for the Haitians in the competition but rebounded with a 7-0 victory against El Salvador before a 1-1 tie with Jamaica that it probably should have won.

2013 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship

USA
Date Opponent Result Goal Scorers
Oct. 31 T&T 8-0 W Pugh (2), Rodriguez, Canales, Haley, Kuhlmann, Morse, Jacobs
Nov. 2 Guatemala 7-0 W Redei (4), Bailey, Carreiro, Hedge
Nov. 4 Canada 2-0 W Redei, Pugh
Nov. 7 Mexico 3 p.m. ET

MEXICO
Date Opponent Result Goal Scorers
Oct. 30 Haiti 1-1 T Flores
Nov. 1 El Salvador 7-0 W Garcia (2), Cruz, Gonzalez (3), Huerta
Nov. 3 Jamaica 1-1 T Cuevas
Nov. 7 USA 3 p.m. ET

FOX PROVIDING FREE WEB STREAM OF U-17 MATCHES: All the U.S. matches of the 2013 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship can be watched on FOX Soccer Plus, the premium television network dedicated to delivering the world's best soccer and international sports. FOX Soccer Plus will show the U.S. semifinal and the championship game on a tape delay basis, with the third-place match and Canada-Jamaica semifinal live. FOX Soccer 2GO, the digital platform for computers, tablets and smartphones, is offering fans a free live stream for the seven matches, as well as via on-demand, and will show all the remaining games live. Go to foxsoccer2go.com and enter promo code "U17WNT" on the registration page when prompted. The code must be activated between Tuesday, Oct. 29, and Sunday, Nov. 10, and is good for 14 days of free access to all live and full match replay streams on the service.

2013 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship

Remaining FOX TV Schedule
Semifinal: USA vs. Mexico
Tape delayed on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. FOX Soccer Plus
Live on FOX Soccer 2GO
Talent: Mark Rogondino, Shannon MacMillan

Semifinal: Jamaica vs. Canada
Live on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. ET FOX Soccer Plus
Live on FOX Soccer 2GO
Talent: John Strong, Charmaine Hooper

Third-Place Match
Live on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m. ET FOX Soccer Plus
Live on FOX Soccer 2GO
Talent: Marc Serber, Leslie Osborne

Final
Tape delayed on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 9 p.m. ET on FOX Soccer Plus
Live on FOX Soccer 2GO
Talent: Dave Denholm, Kyndra de St. Aubin

GROUP B RECAP: The USA needed a win against Canada to take first place in Group B and got just that with goals from Zoe Redei, her fifth of the tournament, and Mallory Pugh, her third. The Americans played a tremendous overall match and worked hard to create chances against a tough and organized Canadian team that featured an excellent goalkeeper in Rylee Foster, who made several huge saves to keep the score down, including turning away a penalty kick and the follow-up in the waning moments. In the other group match, Guatemala took out some frustration on Trinidad & Tobago, which played a good first 30 minutes against the USA, but then faded, allowing 26 goals over its final 240 minutes, an average of a goal allowed every nine minutes.

FINAL Group B Standings
Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
USA 3 3 0 0 17 0 +17 9
Canada 3 2 1 0 19 2 +17 6
Guatemala 3 1 2 0 7 15 -8 3
Trinidad & Tobago 3 0 3 0 0 26 -26 0

GROUP A RECAP: Host Jamaica needed just a tie against Mexico to win Group A and despite being out-shot 22-4, got that tie to win the group with seven points to Mexico's five. Mexico scored early with a goal from Betzy Cuevas in the ninth minute, but Jamaica equalized in stoppage time of the first half through Felicia Davidson and the second half did not feature too many scoring chances for either team. The Haitians were terribly unfortunate as they lost 1-0 to El Salvador on an 89th-minute goal after its goalkeeper missed a clearance and the ball rolled into the net, sparking a wild celebration from the Salvadorians who leave the tournament with that lone goal and three points.

FINAL Group A Standings
Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Jamaica 3 2 0 1 6 1 +5 7
Mexico 3 1 0 2 9 2 +7 5
El Salvador 3 1 2 0 1 9 -8 3
Haiti 3 0 2 1 1 5 -4 1

U.S. U-17 WNT CONCACAF Qualifying Roster by Position - Detailed Roster
GOALKEEPERS (2) : 18-Kat Hess (LA Premier; Newport Beach, Calif.), 1-Lauren Rood (Washington Timbers; Camas; Wash.)
DEFENDERS (7): 5-Gabriella Carreiro (FC Stars of Mass.; Upton, Mass.), 7-Mia Gyau (Bethesda Lions; Silver Spring, Md.), 6-Natalie Jacobs (Slammers FC; Coto de Caza, Calif.), 10-Ellie Jean (Oakwood SC; Coventry, Conn.), 12-Tegan McGrady (MVLA SC; San Jose, Calif.), 9-Zoe Morse (Michigan Hawks; East Lansing, Mich.), 13-Taylor Otto (CASL; Apex, N.C.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): 2-Dorian Bailey (Sporting BVSC; Mission, Kan.), 4-Marley Canales (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), 14-Taylor Racioppi (PDA Clash; Ocean Township, N.J.), 19-Anika Rodriguez (So Cal Blues; Torrance, Calif.), 25-Frankie Tagliaferri (PDA; Colts Neck, N.J.)
FORWARDS (6): 3-Madison Haley (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas), 8-Kelcie Hedge (Washington Premier; Post Falls, Idaho), 11-Civana Kuhlmann (Colorado Rush; Parker, Colo.), 17-Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), 15-Zoe Redei (Eclipse Select; Highland Park, Ill.), 22-Maddy Schultz (Northwest Nationals; Edmonds, Wash.)

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