• Thursday Oct 27, 2016

    Caribbean U-20 Recap: T&T, St. Kitts & Nevis earn CONCACAF berths

    Trinidad & Tobago (pictured) has secured a place in the semifinals of the Caribbean under-20 qualifying tournament for the 2017 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship. 

    WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – Thanks to a 1-1 draw between Cuba (0W-2D-1L, 2 points) and St. Lucia (0-1-2, 1) in the opener of a Caribbean under-20 qualifying finals, Group B doubleheader on Wednesday at the Stadion Ergilio Haito, Trinidad & Tobago (1-2-0, 5) secured a place in the competition’s semifinals and a berth in the 2017 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship.

    The Soca Warriors followed that result with a 0-0 stalemate of their own against first-place Haiti (2-1-0, 7) to conclude Group B play.

    “Credit to every player and every member of staff for this effort,” T&T head coach Brian Williams told TTFA Media. “We came here with one ambition, which was to get out of the group and secure our place in the CONCACAF phase. And I must tip my hat to the members.” 

    T&T has yet to lose in the tournament that started in June, posting an overall 3-3-0 mark. It’s also the only side to take points from the Haitians (5-1-0).

    “We played unbeaten in the three games here and we are yet to lose a game in the qualifiers and I think that is something we can feel good about,” expressed Williams, whose squad has yet to concede a goal in the finals. “We are not going to get carried away because we still have a semifinal game to play and a chance to defend our title in the Caribbean.”

    The semifinals are slated for Friday as Antigua & Barbuda takes on T&T to kick off a twin bill that will end with a meeting between Haiti and Bermuda. The match for third place and final will take place two days later.

    By virtue of it finishing as the team with the best third-place record, St. Kitts & Nevis (1-1-1, 4) also progressed to the CONCACAF event, which will be played in Costa Rica from February 17-March 5, 2017. The other participants in the 12-team field are: the host nation, Canada, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and the United States.

    2016 CARIBBEAN UNDER-20 QUALIFYING – FINAL ROUND

    Curacao

    October 21-30, 2016

    SCHEDULE

    GROUP A (Stadion Ergilio Hato – Willemstad, Curacao)

    Antigua & Barbuda 3-2-1-0-6-4-7

    Bermuda 3-1-1-1-6-5-4

    St. Kitts & Nevis 3-1-1-1-6-6-4

    Curacao 3-0-1-2-2-5-1

     

    October 21, 2016

    Bermuda 3, St. Kitts & Nevis 1

    Knory Scott 26’; Tevahn Tyrell 30’, 37’ / Tahir Hanley 17’

    Curacao 0, Antigua & Barbuda 1

    Javorn Stevens 86’

     

    October 23, 2016

    St. Kitts & Nevis 2, Antigua & Barbuda 2

    Delano Hodge 9’; Tahir Hanley 48’ / Javorn Stevens 23’; Luther Wildin 86’

    Curacao 1, Bermuda 1

    Leeroy Schorea 32’ / Tevahn Tyrell 79’

     

    October 25, 2016

    Antigua & Barbuda 3, Bermuda 2

    Mohammad Hakeem 1’, 11’; Javorn Stevens 40’ / Mazhye Burchall 53’, 86’

    Curacao 1, St. Kitts & Nevis 3

    Jeremy Cijntje 42’ / Javier Sutton 23’; Delano Hodge 67’; Dakarai Phipps 76’

     

    GROUP B (Stadion Ergilio Hato – Willemstad, Curacao)

    Haiti 3-2-1-0-7-2-7

    Trinidad & Tobago 3-1-2-0-4-0-5

    Cuba 3-0-2-1-2-3-2

    St. Lucia 3-0-1-2-2-10-1

     

    October 22, 2016

    Haiti 5, St. Lucia 1

    Roberto Louima 6’; Ronaldo Damus 23’, 83’, 86’; Kenley Dede 78’ / Keeroy Lionel 80’

    Trinidad & Tobago 0, Cuba 0

     

    October 24, 2016

    St. Lucia 0, Trinidad & Tobago 4

    Nicholas Dillon 5’, 28’, 70’; Noah Powder 65’

    Haiti 2, Cuba 1

    Jimmy-Shammar Sanon 6’; Jonel Desire 80’ / Lazaro Tuero 68’

     

    October 26, 2016

    Cuba 1, St. Lucia 1

    Darien Guerra 21’ / own-goal, Ronald Aranda 84’

    Trinidad & Tobago 0, Haiti 0

     

    SEMIFINALS (Stadion Ergilio Hato – Willemstad, Curacao)

    October 28, 2016: Antigua & Barbuda v Trinidad & Tobago; Haiti v Bermuda

     

    THIRD PLACE MATCH (Stadion Ergilio Hato – Willemstad, Curacao)

    October 30, 2016: Semifinal losers

     

    FINAL (Stadion Ergilio Hato – Willemstad, Curacao)

    October 30, 2016: Semifinal winners

  • Champions League

    Related News



RELATED NEWS YOU'LL LIKE

Honduras U20 int’l Decas joins FC Juarez

Honduras under-20 international Wesly Decas was introduced Tuesday as the newest addition to the roster of Liga ASCENSO Bancomer MX side FC Juarez.

U20WC: England edges Mexico in quarterfinals

Dominic Solanke scored early in the second half and England earned a 1-0 win over Mexico in the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup on Monday at Cheonan Sports Complex.

U20WC: Venezuela outlasts U.S. in quarterfinals

The United States’ run in the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup came to an end with 2-1 extra-time loss to Venezuela in the quarterfinals on Sunday at Jeonju World Cup Stadium.

U.S. U20s confident ahead of Venezuela showdown

With players like Josh Sargent and Brooks Lennon in the ranks, United States under-20 national team head coach Tab Ramos knows that his roster is a physically talented one.

Mexico U20s turn attention to England

Mexico reached the FIFA 2017 Under-20 World Cup quarterfinals for a sixth time thanks to Thursday’s 1-0 win over Senegal in the Round of 16.