• Wednesday Jan 08, 2014

    CWU20: Team Capsules

    Madelyn Ventura (#9), who scored two goals in Central American qualifying, is on Guatemala's roster for the 2014 CONCACAF Under-20 Women's Championship in George Town, Cayman Islands. (Photo: Mexsport)

     

    GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – The seventh CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship (CWU20) launches on Thursday at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.

    Eight squads will vie for three places at the next FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, which will be hosted by Canada, August 5-24, 2014.

    From Jamaica, Mexico and the United States – the only teams to participate in every CWU20 – to tournament debutants Cayman Islands and Honduras, the 11-day competition promises to be tightly contested.

    To get familiar with all of the participants, CONCACAF.com presents what you need to know before the first ball is kicked.

     

    CAYMAN ISLANDS

    Previous Appearances (0):

    Best Finish:  n/a

    All-Time Leading Scorer:  n/a 

    Method of Qualification:  Host

    All-Time Finals Record:  n/a

     

    COSTA RICA

    Previous Appearances (4):  2002, 2004, 2008, 2010

    Best Finish:  3rd place (2004, 2010)

    All-Time Leading Scorer:  Raquel Rodriguez Cedeño, 5 goals (3 in 2008, 2 in 2010)

    Method of Qualification:  UNCAF, Group 2 winner

    Qualification Record:  GP – 2; W – 2; D – 0; L – 0; GF – 5; GA – 2

    Qualifying Scorers:  Jazmin Elizondo (3 goals); Viviana Chinchilla, Michelle Montero (1)

    All-Time Finals Record:  GP – 18, W – 10; D – 2; L – 6; GF – 44; GA - 40

      

    GUATEMALA

    Previous Appearances (2): 2010, 2012

    Best Finish:  never advanced past Group Stage

    All-Time Leading Scorer:  Ana Martinez, 2 goals (2 in 2010); Maria Monterroso, 2 goals (2 in 2012)

    Method of Qualification:  UNCAF, Playoff winner (defeated Nicaragua 7-1 on aggregate)

    Qualification Record:  GP – 5; W – 3; D – 0; L – 2; GF – 12; GA – 6

    Qualifying Scorers:  own-goal in favor of (3 goals); Vivian Herrera, Aisha Solorzano, Madelyn Ventura (2); Alida Argueta, Mia Espino, Yoselin Sanchez (1)

    All-Time Finals Record:  GP – 6; W – 2; D – 0; L – 4; GF – 9; GA – 18

     

    HONDURAS

    Previous Appearances (0):

    Best Finish:  n/a

    All-Time Leading Scorer:  n/a

    Method of Qualification:  UNCAF, Group 1 winner

    Qualification Record:  GP – 3; W – 2; D – 1; L – 0; GF – 5; GA – 3

    Qualifying Scorers:  Linda Moncada (3 goals); Nancy Atunez, Lisbeth Bonilla Murillo (1)

    All-Time Finals Record:  n/a

      

    JAMAICA

    Previous Appearances (6):  2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012

    Best Finish:  4th place (2006)

    All-Time Leading Scorer:  Shakira Duncan, 7 goals (1 in 2006, 6 in 2008)

    Method of Qualification:  CFU, Champion

    Qualification Record:  GP – 8; W – 7; D – 1; L – 0; GF – 41; GA – 3

    Qualifying Scorers:  Kayla Gray (12 goals); Khadija Shaw (7); Nicole Harris (3); Shantell Thompson (2); Georgia Bailey, Trudi Carter, Courtney Douglas, Jessica Johnson, Keona Simmonds, Marlo Sweatman (1)

    All-Time Finals Record:  GP – 20; W – 3; D – 3; L – 14; GF – 29; GA – 47

     

    MEXICO

    Previous Appearances (6):  2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012

    Best Finish:  2nd place (2010)

    All-Time Leading Scorer:  Veronica Charlyn Corral, 14 goals (8 in 2006, 4 in 2008, 2 in 2010)

    Method of Qualification:  automatic North American entrant

    All-Time Finals Record:  GP – 28; W – 15; D – 2; L – 11; GF – 78; GA – 42

      

    TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

    Previous Appearances (5):  2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010

    Best Finish:  never advanced past Group Stage

    All-Time Leading 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

    Qualification 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); Danielle Findley, Naomie Guerra, Samantha McSween (1) 

    All-Time Finals Record:  GP – 15; W – 5; D – 1; L – 9; GF – 22; GA – 49

     

    UNITED STATES

    Previous Appearances (6):  2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012

    Best Finish:  Champion (2006, 2010, 2012)

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

    Method of Qualification:  automatic North American entrant

    All-Time Finals Record:  GP – 28; W – 25; D – 1; L – 2; GF – 144; GA – 11

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