TOLUCA, Mexico (Feb. 9, 2024) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s Youth National Team qualified for the 2024 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup with a dominant 7-1 victory against Haiti in the semifinals of the 2024 Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship. Four different players scored for the USA, including three goals in a seven-minute span at the end of the match for 16-year-old midfielder Kimmi Ascanio as the USA became third country to qualify for the World Cup, joining host Dominican Republic and New Zealand.
Having secured its spot in the World Cup, the USA now turns its attention to Sunday’s Championship Match (4 p.m. ET on FS2) where it will face the victor of the other semifinal between Group B runner-up Canada and host Mexico, the Group A winner. The U.S. will be seeking its third-straight Concacaf title at this age level and its sixth overall.
The semifinal victory carried extra meaning for the USA- with U-17 World Cup being held in the Concacaf region, only two berths instead of the usual three are available via the Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship. In qualifying tournaments for the two previous World Cups held within the Concacaf region, the USA lost in penalty kicks in the semifinals and failed to qualify.
Qualification was hardly in question this time around after a dominant showing from the young Americans in the first half and a five-goal outburst in the second. The USA outshot Haiti 31-7 and was in total control of the match despite a few…