Puerto Rico national under-17 football team

The Puerto Rico national under-17 football team represents Puerto Rico in tournaments at the under-17 level. It is controlled by the Puerto Rican Football Federation.

Puerto Rico
Nickname(s)El Huracán Azul
(The Blue Hurricane)
AssociationFederación Puertorriqueña de Fútbol (FPF)
ConfederationCONCACAF
(North America)
Sub-confederationCFU (Caribbean)
Head coachMarco Vélez
Home stadiumEstadio Juan Ramón Loubriel
FIFA codePUR
First international
Honduras Honduras 1–0 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
(Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; August 28, 1983)
Biggest win
Anguilla Anguilla 0–8 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
(Bradenton, Florida; April 6, 2019)
Biggest defeat
Mexico Mexico 8–0 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
(Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; August 30, 1983)
CONCACAF Under-17 Championship
Appearances3 (first in 1983)
Best resultGroup stage, 1983

HistoryEdit

Puerto Rico made its debut at the 1983 CONCACAF Championship were they faced Honduras and México. Subsequently they played in the FIFA U-17 World Cup qualifiers in 1991, 2000 and 2002. It wasn't until 2006 where they got their first two victories against Anguilla and Saint Lucia.[1]

Since 2012 they have participated in every World Cup qualification. In 2012 the team was managed by Jeaustin Campos where they played in Cuba the first round of the qualification where they faced the hosts, Aruba and Bahamas but failing to advance to the next round.[2]

In 2014 they went to Bahamas this time managed by Vítor Hugo Barros where they earned a win against Bahamas but failed to advance after losing 2-0 against Martinique and drawing scoreless to Bermudas.[3]

Steven Estrada managed the team in 2016 with a very limited time to prepare. They lost all the matches against Haiti, Cayman Islands and Aruba, scoring only one goal.[4]

Marco Vélez will be in charge of the U-17 in 2019.[5]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were selected for the 2019 CONCACAF U-17 Championship qualifying.[6]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Johan Rodríguez 0 0   Continental FC DELCO
1 1GK Ian Mercado 3 0   Bayamón FC

2DF Daniel Rosario 3 0   Orlando City SC
2DF Giovanni Calderón 3 0   Beachside SC
2DF José Luis Rivera 1 1   SCR Peña Deportiva
2DF Alejandro López 3 0   Fraigcomar
2DF Diego Gerena 0 0   Fraigcomar
2DF Diego Uriarte 1 0   GPS
7 2DF Jan Mateo 1 0   GPS

3MF Wilfredo Rivera 2 0   Orlando City SC
17 3MF José López 3 2   Bayamón FC
3MF Yavieric Ortiz 2 1   Orlando City SC
8 3MF José Hazim 3 0   GPS
9 3MF Allan Agosto 1 1   Villa Andalucía
3MF Maicol Roldán 1 0   Bayamón FC
10 3MF Agustín Ortega 2 1   Bayamón FC
12 3MF Diego Zayas 3 1   GPS

16 4FW Jorge Bermúdez 2 0   Fundación Marcet
13 4FW Leandro Antonetti 2 1   CD Lugo
4FW Andrés Ramos 1 1   GPS Mayagüez

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