FRISCO- The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup semi-finals are set as Mexico and Canada both advanced and will face off tomorrow at 4 PM CST.
Mexico knocked Ghana out of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup after coming out on top of a penalty shootout. The Tri advanced to their first ever semi-final after defeating Black Maidens 4-2 on penalties as the match finished 2-2 at the end of the 90 minutes.
FC Dallas U-17s Girls Academy defender Reyna Reyes has played a major role in this teams success.
Reyes played the full match through out the group stage as Mexico found two draws and a victory. In fact as Mexico found it’s first victory of the FIFA U-17 Womens World Cup facing Brazil, Reyes help set up the game winning goal.
Reyes fed a great cross from the right flank to Vanessa Buso, who scored a right-footed shot into the back of the net, giving Mexico the 1-0 victory.
In its final group stage game against Japan, Reyes was a key player in the defense cutting off passes and making sure the team had a solid defense.
Reyes did not see any playing minutes as Mexico took Ghana due to yellow card accumulation. Her first one came against South Africa in the 67’ minute and her second in the 42’ minute against Japan.
Now, Mexico and Canada both look for their ticket to the final match in the sixth edition of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
Keep in mind these two CONCACAF teams are familiar with each other as they where oppononets back in June, a game that gave Mexico a 2-1 victory against Canada.
The winner will play either Spain or New Zealand in the finals.