• Friday Jan 17, 2014

    CWU20 Preview: Semifinals

    Action from the CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship game between Costa Rica (left) and the United States on January 9, 2014, in George Town, Cayman Islands. Both sides have advanced to the competition's semifinals. (Photo: Mexsport)

     

    GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – The CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship resumes on Friday with semifinal play. The stakes could not be higher as the four remaining teams will battle for places in the final, plus two tickets to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

    All the action will take place at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex and start at 4:00 p.m. ET, when Mexico squares off against Costa Rica. At 7:00 p.m. ET, the United States will take on Trinidad & Tobago.

    The two teams suffering semifinal setbacks will have a second chance to qualify for Canada 2014 in the match for third place on Sunday.

    Which teams will emerge victorious?

    CONCACAF.com takes a look at the day’s games:

    2014 CONCACAF WOMEN’S UNDER-20 CHAMPIONSHIP
    George Town, Cayman Islands – Truman Bodden Sports Complex

    Friday – January 17, 2014

    SEMIFINALS

    Mexico v Costa Rica, 4:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. local)
    Costa Rica leads all-time CWU20 series: 1 win, 1 draw, 0 losses (6 GF, 5 GA)

    Mexico Quick Facts
    • Group B record: GP – 2, W – 3; D – 0; L – 0; GF – 16; GA – 1
    • Group B results: 6-0 win v Cayman Islands (Goals: Tanya Samarzich 6’, 9’, 35’; Paloma Zermeño 24’, 56’; Amanda Perez 83’ pen); 10-1 win v Honduras (Goals: Cynthia Pineda 3’; Jazmin Aguas 19’, 45’+1, 75’; Amanda Perez 27’; Tanya Samarzich 52’, 64’, 76’; Briana Campos 68’ pen, 87’); 3-0 win v Trinidad & Tobago (Goals: Paloma Zermeño 33’; Paulina Solis 48’, 77’ pen)

    • 7th appearance in CWU20 finals (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
    • Best Finish: 2nd place (2010)
    • All-Time CWU20 record: GP – 31; W – 18; D – 2; L – 11; GF – 97; GA – 43
    • All-Time Leading CWU20 scorer: Veronica Charlyn Corral, 14 goals (8 in 2006, 4 in 2008, 2 in 2010)

    • Method of Qualification: automatic North American entrant

    • Both previous CWU20 meetings with Costa Rica came in the match for third place (2004 & 2008)
    • 1 win, 0 draws, 4 losses (2 GF, 15 GA) in CWU20 semifinal matches … only win came against Canada, 1-0, in 2010
    • 8 wins, 0 draws, 6 losses (44 GF, 17 GA) in the match following a win in the same CWU20 tournament
    • Tanya Samarzich has 9 career CWU20 goals (3 in 2012, 6 in 2014), tied for 4th on all-time tournament list with the USA’s Kelly Wilson
    • In Sunday’s win over Honduras, Tanya Samarzich and Jazmin Aguas netted the 6th and 7th hat-tricks for Mexico in its CWU20 history…Veronica Charlyn Corral, Tanya Samarzich (2); Jazmin Aguas, Monica Ocampo, Natalia Gomez Junco (1)
    • Scored 24 goals in last 4 CWU20 games, dating back to the 2012 competition
    • Conceded 1 goal or less in 9 of last 10 CWU20 matches

    • FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup appearances (5): 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012

    Costa Rica Quick Facts
    • Group A record: GP – 3, W – 1; D – 1; L – 1; GF – 6; GA – 8
    • Group A results: 0-6 loss v USA; 5-1 win v Guatemala (Goals: Jazmin Elizondo 5’; Krista Chavarria 10’; Yesmi Rodriguez 23’, 43’; Nicole Araya 30’); 1-1 draw v Jamaica (Goal: Michelle Montero 7’)

    • 5th appearance in CWU20 finals (2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2014)
    • Best Finish: 3rd place (2004, 2010)
    • All-Time CWU20 record: GP – 21; W – 11; D – 3; L – 7; GF – 50; GA – 48
    • All-Time Leading CWU20 scorer: Raquel Rodriguez Cedeño, 5 goals (3 in 2008, 2 in 2010)

    • Method of Qualification: UNCAF, Group 2 winner
    • 2014 CWU20 Qualifying Record: GP – 2; W – 2; D – 0; L – 0; GF – 5; GA – 2
    • Qualifying scorers: Jazmin Elizondo (3 goals); Viviana Chinchilla, Michelle Montero (1 goal each)

    • 0 wins, 0 draws, 3 losses (1 GF, 10 GA) in CWU20 semifinal matches
    • 0 wins, 0 draws, 1 loss (0 GF, 4 GA) in the match following a draw in the same CWU20 tournament
    • In 5-1 win over Guatemala on Saturday, Yesmi Rodriguez became 1st Costa Rican to score more than 1 goal in a CWU20 game since Raquel Rodriguez Cedeño netted twice in a 2-2 draw against Mexico on June 28, 2008, in the match for third place (Costa Rica finished third, 3-2 on penalty kicks)

    • FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup appearances (1): 2010

    CONCACAF WOMEN’S UNDER-20 CHAMPIONSHIP
    All-Time Meetings: Mexico v Costa Rica

    June 6, 2004 (Third Place Match)
    at Ottawa, Canada
    Mexico 4 (Monica Ocampo 28’; Maria Valdez 40’; Christine Nieva 68’)
    Costa Rica 3 (Amara Wilson 20’; Mariam Montes 66’, 80’; Laura Sanchez 83’)

    June 28, 2008 (Third Place Match)
    at Puebla, Mexico
    Costa Rica 2 (Raquel Rodriguez Cedeño 48’, 102’)
    Mexico 2 (Claudia Garcia 29’; Susana Mendoza 117’)
    Mexico finishes in third place 3-2 on penalty kicks

     

    United States v Trinidad & Tobago, 7:00 p.m. ET (7:00 p.m. local)
    USA leads all-time CWU20 series: 3 wins, 0 draws, 0 losses (19 GF, 1 GA)

    USA Quick Facts
    • Group A record: GP – 3, W – 3; D – 0; L – 0; GF – 19; GA – 0
    • Group A results: 6-0 win v Costa Rica (Goals: Lindsey Horan 13’, 24’, 45+2; Summer Green 61’; Savannah Jordan 81’; own-goal by Maria Benavidez 86’); 3-0 win v Jamaica (Goals: Savannah Jordan 31’; Andi Sullivan 40’ pen); McKenzie Meehan 82’); 10-0 win v Guatemala (Goals: McKenzie Meehan 8’, 56’, 74; Stephanie Amack 22; Brittany Basinger 30’; Savannah Jordan 39’ pen; Rachel Hill 48’ pen; Margaret Purce 54’; Mallory Weber 61’, 67’)

    • 7th appearance in CWU20 finals (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
    • Best Finish: Champion (2006, 2010, 2012)
    • All-Time CWU20 record: GP – 31; W – 28; D – 1; L – 2; GF – 163; GA – 11
    • All-Time Leading CWU20 scorer: Kerri Hanks, 11 goals (1 in 2002, 10 in 2004)

    • Method of Qualification: automatic North American entrant

    • 5 wins, 0 draws, 0 losses (17 GF, 1 GA) in CWU20 semifinal matches
    • 13-0-0 in last 11 CWU20 matches, conceding only 3 goals over that stretch
    • 13-game winning streak is a CWU20 record
    • Scored 4 goals or more in 6 of last 8 CWU20 matches
    • Lindsey Horan has 7 career CWU20 goals, tied for #6 on all-time tournament list
    • Lindsey Horan is only player on current USA U20 roster have scored in a previous CWU20 semifinal (2012 – Horan scored in the 38th minute of a 4-0 win over Mexico)
    • 61 players have scored at least 1 CWU20 goal… the U.S. has more individual scorers than 13 of the other 15 all-time participants – other than Canada and Mexico – have scored goals (does not include own-goals on players from other teams)
    • 1 of only 3 teams to participate in all seven editions of the CWU20 (Jamaica and Mexico are the others)
    • Only team from CONCACAF to qualify for all six editions of the FIFA U-19/20 Women’s World Cup

    • FIFA U-19/20 Women’s World Cup titles (3): 2002, 2008, 2012

    Trinidad & Tobago Quick Facts
    • Group B record: GP – 3, W – 2; D – 0; L – 1; GF – 6; GA – 3
    • Group B results: 2-0 win v Honduras (Goals: Anique Walker 38’; Brianna Ryce 49’); 4-0 win v Cayman Islands (Goals: Shanisa Camejo 2’; own-goal by Jetena Bodden 17’; Khadidra Debesette 40'; Anique Walker 46’); 0-3 loss v Mexico

    • 6th appearance in CWU20 finals (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2014)
    • Best Finish: never advanced past Group Stage
    • All-Time CWU20 record: GP – 18; W – 7; D – 1; L – 10; GF – 28; GA – 52
    • All-Time Leading CWU20 scorer: Maylee Attin-Johnson, 4 goals (1 in 2002, 3 in 2006); Kennya Cordner, 4 goals (2 in 2004, 2 in 2008)

    • Method of Qualification: CFU, Runner-up
    • 2014 CWU20 Qualifying Record: GP – 7; W – 6; D – 0; L – 1; GF – 25; GA – 4
    • Qualifying Scorers: Patrice Campbell, Khadidra Debesette (5 goals); Anique Walker (4); Shanisa Camejo, Jonelle Warrick (3); Shenelle Henry (2); Daniella Findley, Naomie Guerra, Samantha McSween (1)

    • Clinched advancement to CWU20 semifinals for first-ever time…only 2nd time feat accomplished by a team from the Caribbean (Jamaica in 2006)
    • Prior to Tuesday’s loss Mexico had won three-consecutive CWU20 games, dating back to 2010, for first time in tournament history
    • Posted shutouts in 3 of last 4 CWU20 matches, dating back to 2010

    CONCACAF WOMEN’S UNDER-20 CHAMPIONSHIP
    All-Time Meetings: USA v Trinidad & Tobago

    May 30, 2004 (First Round)
    at Montreal, Canada
    USA 11 (Yael Averbuch 8’; Angela Woznuk 10’; Kerri Hanks 39’, 67’, 85’, 90’; own-goal in favor of 29’, 77’; Bristyn Davis 50', 64’; Rachel Buehler 73’)
    Trinidad & Tobago 1 (Kennya Cordner 86’)

    June 18, 2008 (First Round)
    at Puebla, Mexico
    Trinidad & Tobago 0
    USA 4 (Michelle Enyeart 8’, 29’, 75; Kelley O’Hara 31’)

    January 23, 2010 (First Round)
    at Guatemala City, Guatemala
    Trinidad & Tobago 0
    USA 4 (Morgan Marlborough 4’; Kristen Mewis 22’; Sydney Leroux 36’, 45’)

     

     

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