• Tuesday Aug 09, 2016

    CONCACAF U-15 Girls’ Championship kicks off Tuesday in Orlando

    Action from the 2014 CONCACAF U-15 Girls' Championship semifinal between eventual-champion Canada (white jersey) and Trinidad & Tobago in George Town, Cayman Islands.

    ORLANDO, Florida – The second-ever CONCACAF U-15 Girls’ Championship kicks off Tuesday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex with six games involving teams from three of the five groups.

    A total of 23 squads – 22 from CONCACAF and South American invitee Venezuela – will compete through August 21 in a tournament that crowns a champion, but places more emphasis on player development and experience.

    The field has been divided into three groups of five teams and two groups of four teams. All of the group winners, plus the second-place finishers from the five-team groups, will advance to the quarterfinals. The games are 70 minutes each.

    Head coach Marlon Charles’ Trinidad & Tobago will take on the United States in one of the three matches slated to launch proceedings at 9:00 a.m. ET. He can’t wait to get started.

    “I am excited about the match and the players are as well,” said Charles. “Of course there will be some nerves, but that is expected in a situation like this. The main thing is to see how we adapt to playing in a competitive environment for the first time.

    “Our approach will be to go out and play similar to the way we have been in training, trying to do the simple things in the build up and take our chances in the attacking third and defend as a team when we do not have possession of the ball.” 

    In the inaugural edition of the U-15 Girls’ Championship two years ago in the Cayman Islands, Canada outlasted Haiti, 4-1 on penalty kicks, after their final ended in a 1-1 draw.

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    2016 CONCACAF U-15 Girls’ Championship

    ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex – Orlando, Florida, USA

    August 9-21 2016

    GROUP A: United States, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti, Dominican Republic

    GROUP B: Canada, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Jamaica, El Salvador

    GROUP C: Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, St. Lucia, Grenada, St. Vincent & the Grenadines

    GROUP D: Barbados, US Virgin Islands, Curacao, Anguilla

    GROUP E: Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas

    SCHEDULE (all game times ET)

    FIRST ROUND

    Tuesday -- August 9, 2016

    United States v Trinidad & Tobago, 9:00 am

    Canada v Venezuela, 9:00 a.m.

    Puerto Rico v St. Lucia, 9:00 a.m.

    Mexico v Haiti, 11:00 a.m.

    Costa Rica v Jamaica, 11:00 a.m.

    Nicaragua v Grenada, 11:00 a.m.

    Wednesday -- August 10, 2016

    Mexico v United States, 9:00 a.m.

    Costa Rica v Canada, 9:00 a.m.

    Nicaragua v Puerto Rico, 9:00 a.m.

    Trinidad & Tobago v Dominican Republic, 11:00 a.m.

    Venezuela v El Salvador, 11:00 a.m.

    St. Lucia v St. Vincent & the Grenadines 11:00 a.m 

    Thursday -- August 11, 2016

    El Salvador v Costa Rica, 9:00 a.m.

    Barbados v US Virgin Islands, 9:00 a.m.

    Bermuda v Cayman Islands, 9:00 a.m.

    Canada v Jamaica, 11:00 a.m.

    Curacao v Anguilla, 11:00 a.m.

    Antigua & Barbuda v Bahamas, 11:00 a.m.

    Friday -- August 12, 2016

    Dominican Republic v Mexico, 9:00 a.m.

    St. Vincent & the Grenadines v Nicaragua, 9:00 a.m.

    US Virgin Islands v Curacao, 9:00 a.m.

    United States v Haiti, 11:00 a.m.

    Puerto Rico v Grenada, 11:00 a.m.

    Anguilla v Barbados, 11:00 a.m.

    Saturday -- August 13, 2016

    Haiti v Trinidad & Trinidad, 9:00 a.m.

    Jamaica v Venezuela, 9:00 a.m.

    Cayman Islands v Antigua & Barbuda, 9:00 a.m.

    Dominican Republic v United States, 11:00 a.m.

    El Salvador v Canada, 11:00 a.m.

    Bahamas v Bermuda, 11:00 a.m.

    Sunday -- August 14, 2016

    Grenada v El Salvador, 9:00 a.m.

    Curacao v Barbados, 9:00 a.m.

    Antigua & Barbuda v Bermuda, 9:00 a.m.

    St. Vincent & the Grenadines v Puerto Rico 11:00 a.m

    Anguilla v US Virgin Islands 11:00 a.m

    Bahamas v Cayman Islands 11:00 a.m

    Monday -- August 15, 2016

    Haiti v Dominican Republic, 9:00 a.m.

    Jamaica v El Salvador, 9:00 a.m.

    Grenada v St. Vincent & the Grenadines, 9:00 a.m.

    Trinidad & Tobago v Mexico, 11:00 a.m.

    Venezuela v Costa Rica, 11:00 a.m.

    El Salvador v Nicaragua 11:00 a.m

    QUARTERFINALS

    Wednesday – August 17, 2016

    SEMIFINALS

    Friday – August 19, 2016

    MATCH FOR THIRD PLACE

    Sunday – August 21, 2016

     FINAL

    Sunday – August 21, 2016

     

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