CONCACAF Under-17 Final: Your Running Commentary

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The U.S. Under-17 men's national team faces Canada tonight in the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship Final in Jamaica (7pm, ESPN3.com).

The Americans will look to win their first CONCACAF Under-17 championship since 1992, though it should be noted CONCACAF hasn't crowned a champion since 1996.

The Final is being shown on ESPN3.com as well as on the CONCACAF website. If you will be watching tonight's final, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (and share your thoughts below).

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51 Responses to CONCACAF Under-17 Final: Your Running Commentary

  1. tnnelson says:

    i’ve never been so excited for a youth game before. rodriguez is an exciting kid. he’s really big and still growing, but has good feet. i’m excited

  2. tnnelson says:

    does anyone know of a feed for this game by the way?

  3. ... says:

    espn3 if you get that, concacaf.com otherwise (registration is free)

  4. jon says:

    USA, USA, USA!!!

  5. aaron says:

    There must be thousands of fields in the US with a better pitch than this one at Montego Bay.

  6. Ferris says:

    Can we get the commentator to call MLS games on ESPN?

  7. Steven says:

    Have we not improved at all? Canada is outplaying us.

  8. DJ Tacologic says:

    Yeah, who is this commentator? He’s awesome.

  9. JCC says:

    Not really impressed with either team to be honest, but Canada has looked a bit better.

  10. What game are you guys watching?

    The US is stringing more passes together. Canada seems to play the direct route.

    I am looking for the passes. In a final, the game is going to be tight.

    I think some players look like they have tired legs.

  11. JCC says:

    I actually think the US has been playing a more direct game. Canada’s has been passing the ball around a bit more.

  12. Dulliwhig says:

    Keven Aleman is in Toronto FC’s Academy. He is showing a lot of potential.

  13. jon says:

    this announcer should say that esteban and mario rodriguez aren’t related one more time, i don’t think i got the memo

  14. Mike says:

    I do not know who the American #11 is, but each game I have watched he has really been a standout

  15. Turgid Jacobian says:

    Marc Pelosi,I thought. He’s gotten better in every game I’ve seen him.

  16. Louis Z says:

    that would be pelosi.

  17. Chris in Des Moines says:

    Tired legs is an understatement. These kids have all looked pretty gassed from the get-go.

    Aren’t we warned about over playing young players? Wouldn’t you think a FIFA confederation would understand that?

  18. Dan says:

    Amon, Oliver, and Pelosi are the three I think have stood out the most to me.

  19. Dulliwhig says:

    Oliver has looked pretty good as well.

  20. Grant says:

    WHAT A GOAL!

  21. Chris in Des Moines says:

    Oh, hello goal!

  22. Dustin says:

    Wonderstrike Nathan Smith!

  23. JCC says:

    Amazing goal!

  24. Mo says:

    WHAT A GOAL!! Oh my lord!!

  25. Dare I say GOOOOLAZOOOOOOO!

  26. alabama futbol says:

    que golaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazzzzoooooooooooooooooo!!!

  27. patrick says:

    2-0!!!!!!!

  28. Dulliwhig says:

    Please Sir, can I have some more?

  29. Mo says:

    I actually like this announcer.

  30. Münster says:

    The logo looks like the cover of a generic brand cereal box.

  31. Boltdude says:

    Could you guys watching take pity on us who aren’t, and describe the goals and buildup a bit?

  32. Grant says:

    First goal was a blast from about 30-35 yards out, near the left sideline. Smith hit it right in the upper 90, keeper had no chance.

    Second goal was a breakaway, Oliver dribbled around the keeper and scored.

  33. Louis Z says:

    agreed. Oliver has been a force up front. Pelosi, has been all over, at times it seems there is more than one of him playing.

  34. anon says:

    Ref really let the game be physical, and that’s why both teams have found it so hard to play the passing game. Hard to string passes together when your opponent is allowed to run through you. That and the pitch really made the game play like the stone age.

  35. Mo says:

    Two reds..one to each team…Lapenna for Canada and Andrew Olliver for the United States.

  36. MOUF says:

    lol, not sure how that goal went in

  37. Mo says:

    3-0!! USA!

  38. MOUF says:

    oh i thought it bounced back into him and then went in

  39. ... says:

    espn3 or concacaf?

  40. Charlie says:

    Gratz to USA!

  41. gbs says:

    USA was far better than Canada. i do not think canada connected more than 3 passes in a row at any point in the game. They just hungin and made it hard for the US team on a terrible field.

  42. mardeno8 says:

    Announcer was excellent.good night sweet prince. You have to love it. He overstated Canadian’s early superiority. They were more dangerous because of counters. From 30 to 35 minutes to the end of the game USA was dominant with real nice possesion. Unfortunate that Oliver will miss the first world cup game. Coach has the kids playing nice soccer.

  43. Creige says:

    Is now the time to speculate on either teams chances in the u-17 wc? Best case Canada and USA make second round. Not seeing any exceptional talent. Hopefully we each get a decent seed.

  44. StevenG says:

    I disagree. I thought the Canada had the better play for stretches of the match. I saw too much long ball from the US. It makes me a bit pessimistic about our chance at the World Cup.

  45. Thorpinski says:

    Canada had an easy draw and even though they beat Panama I would rate them the 3rd best team in this tournament.

    The US won this tournament with somewhat relative ease. For the most part they controlled all the games and if not for a lousy field I think they would have been even better.

    Fehr, Peolsi, Guido, Acosta and Gulley who is injured are all good players. This team showed in December against Brazil that they are capable of competing with anyone.

    I think the Quarter finals is doable.

  46. Thorpinski says:

    Thought it snuck under the goalie as he game to the ground to block it.

  47. Rob says:

    Don’t know about the world cup chances, but Canada looked better the the US in the first half by a mile. Better ball control, more possession. In the second half the US still looked less skilled on the ball, but they controlled the game by keeping possession. Then in extra time obviously the US dominated and scored three goals.

  48. Rob says:

    US squeaked by El Salvador, and had to go into extra time to beat Canada. I would not say the US won with any kind of relative ease.

  49. Thorpinski says:

    It’s true that some of the games were close score wise and we went to OT twice, but at no time were we really in jeopardy of losing. We were hands down the best team.

  50. metasyntactic variable says:

    Canada outplayed the U.S. in the first half, since alot of their players are academy products in their off season their lack of fitness showed in the second half.

    They should be in game shape come June 18th.