Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Congrats to the U.S. U-17s!

We want to make sure that the historic achievement of the U.S. U-17 Women's National Team was not lost amid all the Olympic prep. The young U.S. team won the first-ever CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament on July 27 in Trinidad & Tobago. The U.S. had earned its berth to the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, which will be held later this year in New Zealand, with a 1-0 victory over Mexico in the semifinal, but won the regional title with a 4-1 victory over Costa Rica in the championship game on two goals from Hawaiian Tani Costa and one each from Kristen Mewis and Courtney Verlo. The Ticas had upset Canada in the other semifinal. Congrats to head coach Kazbek Tambi and his girls for their achievements. Now they can relax, catch a breath and start the important preparation for the first-ever Women's World Cup at the U-17 level. Hopefully, the full WNT can give these young ladies some inspiration with a rousing run in the Olympics.

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