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)

Attendance: 500

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


USA: 1-Jane Campbell; 3-Brittany Basinger, 5-Maddie Bauer, 16-Mandy Freeman, 6-Gabbi Miranda; 10-Morgan Andrews (capt.), 17-Sarah Robinson (19-Toni Payne, 68), 14-Lauren Kaskie (12-Joanna Boyles, 56); 4-Amber Munerlyn (11-Morgan Stanton, 83), 8-Summer Green, 15-Margaret Purce

Subs not used: 2-Lizzy Raben, 7-Andi Sullivan, 9-Emily Bruder, 18-Cassie Miller

Not Available: 13-Darian Jenkins, 20-Morgan Reid

Head Coach: Albertin Montoya

MEX: 1-Gabriela Paz, 2-Jaquelina Rodriguez, 3-Jessica Valadez, 5-Paulina Solis, 7-Taylor Alvarado, 8-Karla Nieto, 9-Luz Duarte (19-Jessica Morales, 78), 10-Jenny Chiu (capt.) (6-Michelle Gonzalez, 56), 11-Hallie Hernandez (15-Natalie Rivas, 81), 14-Celinna Montano, 20-Cynthia Pineda

Subs not used: 4-Greta Espinoza, 12-Adela Meza, 16-Mariana Cadena, 17-Vivian Vega

Not Available: 13-Fernanda Perez, 18-Cassandra Reyes

Head Coach: Leonardo Cuellar

Stats Summary: USA / MEX

Shots: 21/4

Shots on Goal: 9/3

Saves: 3/5

Corner Kicks: 1/1

Fouls: 10/13

Offside: 2/1