• Sunday Dec 13, 2015

    CU20W Preview: Final – Canada v USA

    The USA (red jersey) will be aiming for victory in its fourth straight CONCACAF Under-20 Women's Championship final, when it meets Canada on December 13, 2015, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. (Photo: Mexsport)

    SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras – After earning 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup berths two days earlier, Canada and the three-time defending champion United States will meet for the fifth time in a CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship final, when they square off Sunday at the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano. 

    They have split the previous four encounters, each scoring six goals. 

    Can the Americans lift their fourth straight trophy or will Canada crash the party? 

    CONCACAF.com takes a look at the game: 

    2015 CONCACAF UNDER-20 WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP (CU20W)

    San Pedro Sula, Honduras – Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano

    Sunday – December 13, 2015 

    FINAL 

    Canada v USA, 7:00 p.m. ET (6:00 p.m. local)

    All-Time CU20W series even at 2 wins each … also, each team has scored 6 goals 

    Canada (Group A, 1st place…3W-0D-0L…11 GF, 0 GA / Semifinals: 0-0 draw, 5:4 pens v Mexico)

    - 2015 CU20W Results: 2-0 win Trinidad & Tobago (Sarah Kinzner 16’, Martina Loncar 82’); 7-0 win v Jamaica (Sura Yekka 4'; Sarah Kinzner 21'; Shana Flynn 27' pen; Taylor Pryce 50', 68’, 80’; Vital Kats 70’); 2-0 win v Honduras (Sarah Stratigakis 5’, 17’) … Semifinals: 0-0 draw, 5:4 pens v Mexico

    - Qualification: automatic North American entrant

    - CU20W Finals: 6 (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015)

    - Best Finish: Champion-2 (2004, 2008)

    - All-time CU20W Record: W-24; D-1; L-4; GF-84; GA-15

    - All-time Leading CU20W Scorer: Aysha Jamani (10 goals … 2004: 6, 2006: 4)

    - All-time CU20W Final Record: W-2; D-0; L-2; GF-6; GA-6

    - scored one goal or more in all four CU20W final games

    - recorded first-ever CU20W draw in 0-0 (5:4 pens) semifinal v Mexico … also first-ever CU20W semifinal to be decided on penalty kicks

    - 18W-0D-0L all-time in CU20W group-stage games … only team to win each of its all-time group-stage matches

    - only team to post a perfect 3W-0D-0L in group-stage play at 2015 CU20W

    - only team to concede no goals in 2015 CU20W

    - posted shutouts in eight of last nine CU20W games

    - seven players from Canada scored at least one goal … only USA has more (9, plus Honduras own-goal)

    - the seven goals scored in shutout win over Jamaica was the most netted by any team in a single game during the 2015 CU20W group stage

    - seven players on roster appeared in at least one game at the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup: goalkeeper Rylee Foster (2 games); defenders Bianca St. Georges (3), Mika Richards (1) and Sura Yekka (4); midfielders Sarah Kinzner (4, 1 goal) and Sarah Stratigakis (4 games); and forward Anyssa Ibrahim (1 game). In Costa Rica, the Canadians went 1W-2D-0L in the group stage, before dropping a 3-2 quarterfinal decision to Venezuela, which ultimately finished fourth

    - GK Rylee Foster: won Golden Glove award at 2013 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship; appeared in two games at 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup; youngest player on Canada roster for 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, but did not appear in any games

    - DF Sura Yekka: 13 caps for Canada women’s national team

    - MF Sarah Stratigakis (16-years-old): appeared in four games at 2013 CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship; appeared in four games at 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup; won Golden Ball award at 2014 CONCACAF Under-15 Girls’ Championship

    - FW Anyssa Ibrahim: scored five goals in 2014 CONCACAF Under-15 Girls’ Championship

    - at 15-years-old, Shana Flynn is the youngest player on roster

    - in 7-0 win v Jamaica, Taylor Pryce became third Canadian to score three goals in a CU20W game … Jodi-Ann Robinson (2006 v Panama) and Jonelle Foligno (2008 v Costa Rica) are the others

    - seven goals in win v Jamaica equaled team-record for most goals scored in a single CU20W match (2004 v Panama; 2006 v Trinidad & Tobago)

    - FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Appearances: 6 (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014)

    USA (Group A, 1st place…2W-1D-0L…14 GF, 3 GA / Semifinals: 7-0 win v Honduras)

    - 2015 CU20W Results: 2-2 draw v Mexico (Mallory Pugh 20’ pen; Emily Fox 22’); 6-1 win v Panama (Kelcie Hedge 8'; Mallory Pugh 11', 78’; Jessie Scarpa 42', 47’, 90’+3); 6-0 win v Haiti (Savannah DeMelo 16'; Mallory Pugh 35', 44’; Jessie Scarpa 48'; Tierna Davidson 50'; Ella Stevens 54') … Semifinals: 7-0 win v Honduras (Ashley Sanchez 33', 38’; Mallory Pugh 35', 61’; Jessie Scarpa 68'; Marley Canales 88'; own-goal in favor, Cherry Velasquez 90'+6

    - Qualification: automatic North American entrant

    - CU20W Finals: 8 (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015)

    - Best Finish: Champion-4 (2006, 2010, 2012, 2014) …tournament record

    - All-Time CU20W Record: W-33; D-2; L-2; GF-194; GA-14

    - All-Time Leading CU20W Scorer: Kerri Hanks (11 goals … 2002: 1, 2004: 10) … #2 on all-time list

    - All-Time CU20W Final Record: W-4; D-0; L-2; GF-11; GA-6

    - reached CU20W Final in each of the seven times it has been contested (no semifinals or final in 2002)

    - scored at least one goal in five of six all-time CU20W Final games

    - conceded one goal or fewer in last four CU20W Final games

    - 10 different players (plus one own-goal in favor of) have scored in CU20W Final games (notable facts: no player has ever scored more than one

    - CU20W Final goals scored by prominent current or past national team players (Amy Rodriguez, 2006 v Canada; Lauren Cheney, 2006 v Canada; Sydney Leroux, 2010 v Mexico)

    - set record for most goals scored by a single team in a CU20W semifinal in 7-0 win v Honduras

    - largest CU20W win: 15-0 win v Suriname on May 7, 2002 … also set tournament record for most goals scored by a single team in a CU20W match and largest-ever margin of victory in CU20W history

    - currently riding 19-game CU20W unbeaten streak (18W-1D-0L … longest in tournament history)

    - scored in first half of nine straight CU20W games

    - last CU20W loss: 0-1 loss v Canada in 2008 final

    - scored two goals or more in 14 consecutive CU20W games …struck for four or more in 11 of those outings

    - had scored in or before the 20th minute in six straight CU20W games until 7-0 semifinal win v Honduras (first goal scored in 33rd minute by Ashley Sanchez)

    - nine players (plus an own-goal in favor) have scored in 2015 CU20W (Canada is #2 with seven players)

    - most wins in CU20W history: 33

    - most goals scored in CU20W history: 194 (85 more than #2 Mexico, even though both teams played 37 all-time CU20W games … 110 more than Canada, which has played 29 games)

    - FW Mallory Pugh: scored no goals in four appearances at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup; scored five goals in 2013 CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship

    - FW Zoe Redei: scored five goals in 2013 CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship

    - MF Marley Canales: scored two goals in 2013 CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship

    - MF Kelcie Hedge: scored one goal in 2013 CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship

    - DF Natalie Jacobs: scored one goal in 2013 CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship

    - FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Appearances: 7 (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)

    - FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Champion: 3 (2002, 2008, 2012) … shares record with Germany for most titles 

    CONCACAF UNDER-20 WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

    Results: Canada v USA (all meetings in Final) 

    2004: Canada 2, USA 1 (Final)

    2006: Canada 2, USA 3 (Final)

    2008: Canada 1, USA 0 (Final)

    2012: USA 2, Canada 1 (Final)  

    CONCACAF UNDER-20 WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

    Final Results: Canada 

    2004: Canada 2, USA 1 (Final)

    2006: Canada 2, USA 3 (Final)

    2008: Canada 1, USA 0 (Final)

    2012: USA 2, Canada 1 (Final)  

    CONCACAF UNDER-20 WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

    Final Results: USA 

    2004: Canada 2, USA 1

    2006: Canada 2, USA 3

    2008: Canada 1, USA 0

    2010: USA 1, Mexico 0

    2012: USA 2, Canada 1

    2014: Mexico 0, USA 4 

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