US U17's to travel to Finland for 3 matches

Discussion in 'Youth National Teams' started by Bigdog, Aug 17, 2002.

  1. bostonsoccermdl

    bostonsoccermdl Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 3, 2002
    Denver, CO
    freddy wasnt on the roster???

    I noticed that Freddy wasnt on the roster? Any reason why?
  2. cms79

    cms79 Member

    Nov 25, 1998
    Nacional de Medellin
    Nat'l Team:
    He's still not a US Citizen.
  3. GersMan

    GersMan Member

    May 11, 2000
    Freddy will be training with DC United for at least part of that time.

    Presumably, some other residency players will be down in Florida during that time, just going by the math.

    Also, the USSF article mentions the tournament in Guatemala. Do 1 or 2 of those 4 teams make it to the World Championships in Finland?
  4. dheck

    dheck Member

    Sep 20, 1999
    Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    In the past, CONCACAF has gotten 3 spots in the U-17 WC. I don't believe that will be changing, so the group winners in Guatemala and Canada (where the other qualifying group plays) will go through, and the two 2nd place finishers will presumably play home-and-home for the third spot. That's what was done in 1999. In 2001, T&T was hosting, so there was no third spot up for grabs.
  5. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    one of the perks of expanding the residency to 30 is that Ellinger usually brings 18 players on his tours. When there were 20 guys in camp, the who didn't make it either went home during te tour or stayed in Fla. and picked their ass.

    With 30, when he takes 18, there are still enough guys left in Fla. to have a pretty good training session so those guys can still get practice and, in theory, games, though not really tough ones. (Local colleges, PDL teams, regional teams, etc..)

    Theoretically, that will require a second assistant coach to stay home with the guys that don't travel, however.

    CONCACAF gets 3 teams to the U17 World Championship.

    The winner of the group in Guatemala that the US is in gets one bid and the winner of the other group gets one bid. The second place teams in each group then play a home-and-home playoff and the winner of that playoff gets the third CONCACAF bid.

    If you recall, in 99, despite Landon, DaMarcus, Gooch, etc..., the US came in second in its group to Jamaica and had to win a playoff with El Salvador to make it to New Zealand.

    Last year, because Trinidad was hosting, CONCACAF only got 2 bids and if you didn't win your group, you were SOL.

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