• Saturday Jan 18, 2014

    CWU20 Preview: Third Place Match & Final

    McKenzie Meehan (#11), who has scored six goals in her last three games, will look to help the United States to a third straight CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship title on January 19, 2014, in the final against Mexico. (Photo: Mexsport)

     

    GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – The 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship concludes on Sunday at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex with a doubleheader that promises drama and intrigue.

    In the opener, Costa Rica and Trinidad & Tobago will meet in the match for third place to decide the confederation’s final qualifier for the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.  After that encounter, a clash between Mexico and the two-time defending champion United States will determine the tournament’s champion.

    Costa Rica will looking to secure its second-ever U-20 World Cup berth, while Trinidad is attempting to become the first Caribbean team to qualify for a FIFA women’s event at any level (Trinidad participated in the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup as the tournament’s host).

    Though Mexico and the U.S. earned their tickets for Canada 2014 after surviving semifinal encounters, a battle for regional superiority is next on their agendas.

    The Americans have won the six all-time meetings between them in the competition, scoring 19 goals and allowing only one.

    This version of the Tricolor, however, has demonstrated that it can compete with all comers.  Mexico has won each of its four 2014 CWU20 outings, finding the back of the net 25 times; the most goals it has ever netted in a single edition of the tournament.

    Will Mexico be crowned for the first time?  Can the U.S. lift a third straight trophy?

    CONCACAF.com takes a look at the last day of play in George Town:

     

    2014 CONCACAF WOMEN’S UNDER-20 CHAMPIONSHIP

    George Town, Cayman Islands – Truman Bodden Sports Complex

    Sunday – January 19, 2014

     

    THIRD PLACE MATCH

     

    Costa Rica v Trinidad & Tobago, 4:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. local)

    Costa Rica leads all-time CWU20 series: 1 win, 0 draws, 0 losses (4 GF, 1 GA)

     

    Costa Rica Quick Facts

    •  Semifinal result:  1-3 loss v Mexico (Goal: Jazmin Elizondo 17’)

    •  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 – 22; W – 11; D – 3; L – 8; GF – 51; GA – 51

    •  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)

    •  2 wins, 1 draw, 0 losses (7 GF, 5 GA) in CWU20 third place matches

    •  With Friday’s loss to Mexico, Costa Rica has 0 wins, 0 draws, 4 losses (2 GF, 13 GA) in CWU20 semifinal matches

    •  4 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss (15 GF, 10 GA) in the match following a loss in the same CWU20 tournament

    •  Scored 1 goal or less in 5 of last 6 CWU20 games

    •  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

     

    Trinidad & Tobago Quick Facts

    •  Semifinal result:  0-6 loss v USA

    •  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:  advanced past Group Stage for 1st time in 2014

    •  All-Time CWU20 record:  GP – 19; W – 7; D – 1; L – 11; GF – 28; GA – 58

    •  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)

    •  4 wins, 0 draws, 5 losses (13 GF, 29 GA) in the match following a loss in the same CWU20 tournament

    •  Clinched advancement to CWU20 semifinals for first-ever time…only 2nd time feat accomplished by a team from the Caribbean (Jamaica in 2006)

    •  Lost 2 consecutive CWU20 games after 3 straight wins in the competition dating back to 2010

    •  Posted shutouts in 3 of last 5 CWU20 matches, dating back to 2010

     

    CONCACAF WOMEN’S UNDER-20 CHAMPIONSHIP

    All-Time Meetings: Costa Rica v Trinidad & Tobago

     

    May 28, 2004 (First Round

    at Ottawa, Canada

    Costa Rica  4  (Karla Villalobos 4’, 81’; Kandy Mendoza 19’; Amanda Esquivel 90’+)

    Trinidad & Tobago  1  (Ahkeela Mollon 64’)

    FINAL

     

    Mexico v United States, 7:00 p.m. ET (7:00 p.m. local)

    USA leads all-time CWU20 series: 6 wins, 0 draws, 0 losses (19 GF, 1 GA)

    USA won only previous meeting in a CWU20 final (2010: 1-0 in Guatemala City, Guatemala)

     

    Mexico Quick Facts

    •  Qualified for the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup

    •  Semifinal result:  3-1 win v Costa Rica (Goals: Paloma Zermeño 32’; Fabiola Ibarra 67’; Jessica Valadez 73’)

    •  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 – 32; W – 19; D – 2; L – 11; GF – 100; GA – 44

    •  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

    •  0 wins, 0 draws, 1 loss (0 GF, 1 GA) in CWU20 final matches … loss came against USA, 1-0, in 2010

    •  9 wins, 0 draws, 6 losses (47 GF, 18 GA) in the match following a win in the same CWU20 tournament

    •  5 wins, 0 draws, 0 losses (47 GF, 18 GA) in last 5 CWU20 matches (27 GA, 2 GA)

    •  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 27 goals in last 5 CWU20 games, dating back to the 2012 competition

    •  Conceded 1 goal or less in 10 of last 11 CWU20 matches

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

    USA Quick Facts

    •  Qualified for the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup

    •  Semifinal result:  6-0 win v Trinidad & Tobago (Goals: McKenzie Meehan 13’, 65’; Savannah Jordan 27’; Stephanie Amack 33’, 39’; Mallory Weber 86’)

    •  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 – 32; W – 29; D – 1; L – 2; GF – 169; GA – 11

    •  All-Time Leading CWU20 scorer:  Kerri Hanks, 11 goals (1 in 2002, 10 in 2004)

    •  Method of Qualification:  automatic North American entrant

     •  3 wins, 0 draws, 2 losses (7 GF, 6 GA) in CWU20 final matches (2004: 1-2 loss v Canada; 2006: 3-2 win v Canada; 2008: 0-1 loss v Canada; 2010: 1-0 win v Mexico; 2012: 2-1 win v Canada)

    •  14 wins, 0 draw, 0 losses in last 14 CWU20 matches (64 GF, 3 GA)

    •  14-game CWU20 winning streak is a tournament record

    •  Scored 4 goals or more in 7 of last 9 CWU20 matches

    •  Lindsey Horan, who has returned to her club in France (Paris Saint Germain) and will miss the final, has 7 career CWU20 goals, tied for #6 on all-time tournament list

    •  McKenzie Meehan has 6 career CWU20 goals, tied for #13 on all-time tournament list

    •  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-20 Women’s World Cup appearances (6):  2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012

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

     

    CONCACAF WOMEN’S UNDER-20 CHAMPIONSHIP

    All-Time Meetings: Mexico v USA

     June 4, 2004 (Semifinals)

    at Montreal, Canada

    USA  6  (Angela Woznuk 4’, 24’, 26’; Kerri Hanks 37’, 80’; Stephanie Kron 90’)

    Mexico  0

     January 25, 2006 (Semifinals)

    at Veracruz, Mexico

    USA  3  (Brittany Bock 21’, 71’; Amy Rodriguez 59’)

    Mexico  0

     

    June 22, 2008 (First Round)

    at Puebla, Mexico

    Mexico  0

    USA  3  (Kelley O’Hara 8’; Michelle Enyeart 68’; Nikki Washington 88’)

     

    January 25, 2010 (First Round)

    at Guatemala City, Guatemala

    USA  2  (Victoria Di Martino 14’; Sydney Leroux 64’)

    Mexico  1  (Alina Garciamendez 90’+)

     

    January 30, 2010 (Final)

    at Guatemala City, Guatemala

    USA  1  (Sydney Leroux 86’)

    Mexico  0 

     

    March 9, 2012 (Semifinals)

    at Panama City, Panama

    USA  4  (Julie Johnston 11’; Morgan Brian 37’; Lindsey Horan 38’; Kealia Ohai 81’)

    Mexico  0

     

     

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