The United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) U-17s had another strong CONCACAF Women’s Championship tournament, winning the trophy and qualifying for the U-17 World Cup in India in October.
This is the U-17 USWNT’s third-straight CONCACAF Championship and their record fifth overall title.
The young group qualified for the 2022 U-17 World Cup with a 3-0 win over Canada in the semifinals.
Melina Rebimbas notched a brace, scoring the team’s first goal in the 18th minute and a second in the 58th.
Onyeka Gamero closed out the scoring, finding the back of the net for the USWNT in the 78th minute.
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They concluded the tournament with a 2-1 win over Mexico, conceding their only goal of the competition.
Team captain Riley Jackson was named the Best Player, while U.S. goalkeeper Victoria Safradin, who played four matches in the tournament, was awarded Best Goalkeeper.
Mexico won the Fair Play Award and Canada forward Rosa Maalouf was the Top Scorer.
With the win, the United States (U.S) concludes the tournament with a 7-0-0 record (seven wins, no draw, and no defeat), scoring 58 goals to just the one against.
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USWNT youth teams have struggled at World Cups in recent years, but the U-17s continuing to develop in regional competition is an important part of the international pipeline.
Now they get to see how they stack up against the rest of the world.
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