• Thursday Jan 27, 2005

    Canada & Honduras open CONCACAF U-20 Group B Final Round with victories

    Canada and the host Honduras opened the 2005 CONCACAF Under-20 Group B Final Round with victories over Mexico and Jamaica, respectively, in San Pedro Sula on Wednesday evening.

    Ryan Gyaki scored twice to lead Canada (1-0-0, 3 Points) to a 2:1 win over Mexico (0-1-0, 0 Points) in the first match at San Pedro Sula's Estadio Francisco Morázan.

    Marco Parra had the only goal for the tricolor in the loss, while the maple leafs' victory extends their unbeaten streak to seven CONCACAF U-20 Qualifying games.

    In the other Group B encounter on Wednesday, two goals each by Cesar Guity and Ramon Nunez paced Honduras (1-0-0, 3 Points) to a 4:2 win over Jamaica (0-1-0, 0 Points), who had Akeem Priestley and Obrion White scoring in the defeat.

    The win was the first for the catrachos over the reggae boyz in a CONCACAF U-20 Qualifying match since a 5:1 victory on 10 November 1998 in Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala.

    The CONCACAF U-20 Group B Final Round Qualification, where two teams will join Panama and the USA as the CONCACAF Representatives at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in the Netherlands, continues on Friday (28 January) when Jamaica takes on Mexico at 17:30, while Honduras plays Canada at 20:00.

    Group B concludes on Sunday (30 January), when Canada faces Jamaica at 15:30 and then Honduras meets Mexico at 18:00.

    Group B (GP, W-L-T, F:A, PTS)
    Honduras (1, 1-0-0, 4:2, 3)
    Canada (1, 1-0-0, 2:1, 3)
    Mexico (1, 0-1-0, 1:2, 0)
    Jamaica (1, 0-1-0, 2:4, 0)

    26.01.2005: San Pedro Sula, HONDURAS; Estadio Francisco Morazán (A: 6002)
    MEXICO - CANADA 1:2 (1:2)
    Marco PARRA 15' - Ryan GYAKI 27', 39'
    MEX: 1-Guillermo Ochoa-C - 2-David Cavazos, 6-Luis Omar Hernandez, 7-Diego Jiménez, 8-Luis Angel Landin (63: 16-Carlos Rodriguez), 9-Emilio López (53: 9-Santiago Fernández), 10-Manuel Mariaca (50: 11-Jonathan Prado), 13-Marco Parra, 14-Alberto Ramírez, 15-Luis Enrique Robles, 17-Efrain Velarde. Booked: Ramirez 23', Jiménez 41', Velarde 87'
    TD: Humberto GRONDONA
    CAN: 1-Joshua Wagenaar - 2-Vince Stewart, 3-Nikolas Lederwood, 4-Andre Hainault, 5-Simon Kassaye, 6-Carlo Schiavoni, 7- Jaime Peters, 8-Tyler Rosenlund, 9-Ryan Gyaki, 10-Will Johnson (87: 14-Cameron Wilson), 11-Marcel De Jong (82: 12-Riley O'Neill). Booked: De Jong 76'
    R: Terry VAUGHN (USA)

    26.01.2005: San Pedro Sula, HONDURAS; Estadio Francisco Morazán (A: 6002)
    HONDURAS - JAMAICA 4:2 (3:0)
    Cesar GUITY 23', 41'; Ramon NUNEZ 45' pen, 72' - Akeem PRIESTLEY 55'; Obrion WHITE 69'
    HON: 1-Fernando Botto - 2-Maynor Martinez (62: 13-Cruz Avila), 4-Aron Bardales, 5-Erick Norales, 7-Luis Ramos, 9-Dionicio Mejia, 12-Jorge Claros, 17-Emilio Izaquirre, 11-Cesar Guity, 20-Hendry Thomas-C, 21-Ramon Nunez (69: 8-Fayron Barahona), 22-Miguel ángel Orellana. Booked: Bardales 46'
    TD: Ruben GUIFARRO
    JAM: 1-Ryan Thompson - 3-Kemar Munroe, 4-Rodolph Austin, 6-Kenell Moodie, 7-Mario Harrison (46: 20-Nicholy Finlayson), 9-Luton Shelton, 10-Richard West (74: 15-Horace Howell), 11-Akeem Priestley, 17-Obrian White, 19-Jermaine Taylor-C, 31-Kieron Bernard (46: 16-Sean Giveans). Booked: Moodie 15', Harrison 32', Munroe 43', Bernard 45', Shelton 82'
    R: Neal BRIZAN (TRI)

    28.01.2005: San Pedro Sula, HONDURAS; Estadio Francisco Morazán (17:30)
    R: Roberto MORENO (PAN)

    28.01.2005: San Pedro Sula, HONDURAS; Estadio Francisco Morazán (20:00)
    R: Walter QUESADA (CRC)

    30.01.2005: San Pedro Sula, HONDURAS; Estadio Francisco Morazán (15:30)

    30.01.2005: San Pedro Sula, HONDURAS; Estadio Francisco Morazán (18:00)

    CONCACAF All-Time Youth Final Round Tournaments
    Year - Venue (s) - Champion - (FIFA WYC Qualifiers)
    1962 - Panama - Mexico
    1964 - Guatemala - El Salvador
    1970 - Cuba - Mexico
    1973 - Mexico - Mexico
    1974 - Canada - Mexico
    1976 - Puerto Rico - Mexico - (Honduras, Mexico)
    1978 - Honduras - Mexico - (Canada, Mexico)
    1980 - USA - Mexico - (Mexico, USA)
    1982 - Guatemala - Honduras^ - (Mexico*, USA)
    1984 - Trinidad & Tobago - Mexico - (Canada, Mexico)
    1986 - Trinidad & Tobago - Canada - (Canada, USA)
    1988 - Guatemala - Costa Rica - (Costa Rica, USA)
    1990 - Guatemala - Mexico - (Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago)
    1992 - Canada - Mexico - (Mexico, USA)
    1994 - Honduras - Honduras - (Costa Rica, Honduras)
    1996 - Mexico - Canada - (Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, USA)
    1998 - Guatemala, Trinidad & Tobago - (Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, USA)
    2001 - Canada, Trinidad & Tobago - (Canada, Costa Rica, Jamaica, USA)
    2002 - Panama, USA - (Canada, Mexico, Panama, USA)
    2005 - Honduras, USA - (Panama, USA, TBD, TBD)

    From 1962 - 1996, CONCACAF staged 16 Under-20 Tournaments with a winner being crowned in each. Eleven of the CONCACAF tournaments (1976 - 1996) doubled as qualifiers to the FIFA World Youth Championships. In 1998, the U-20 CONCACAF event became a Final Round Qualification consisting of two groups of four, each in a different venue, with the top two teams from each group progressing to the FIFA World Youth Championship.

    * Mexico hosted 1983 FIFA World Youth Championship
    ^ Honduras disqualified for ineligible player, USA progress to FIFA WYC 1983

    Photos by Victor Guiterrez
    #1 - Canada
    #2 - Honduras

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