Wednesday's tournament draw, conducted by CONCACAF General Secretary Enrique Sanz at the Casa Puebla provincial government complex, decided the first-round opponents for the February 18-March 3 event.
The United States was placed in Group A with Costa Rica and Haiti; Group B was comprised of Canada, Nicaragua and Cuba; while Jamaica, Panama and Puerto Rico were joined in Group C. Mexico, El Salvador and Curacao were in Group D.
Haiti and the United States will face off to open the tournament on February 18 at Estadio Universitario BUAP before Cuba plays Canada in the nightcap of the doubleheader.
Mexico-Curacao will complete the second night of play after Puerto Rico plays Jamaica.
Two teams from each group will advance to the quarterfinals, the winners of which will qualify for the U-20 World Cup in Turkey June 21-July 13.
This will be the third time Mexico has staged the CONCACAF championship and first since 1996, not counting 2007 when it hosted one of two final-round groups in a qualifying tournament format for the U-20 World Cup.
CONCACAF U-20 Championship
At Puebla, Mexico
Times U.S. Eastern (Local times in parentheses)
Group A: United States, Costa Rica, Haiti
Group B: Canada, Nicaragua, Cuba
Group C: Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico
Group D: Mexico, El Salvador, Curacao
Monday, February 18
Haiti vs. United States, 6:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m.)
Cuba vs. Canada, 9 p.m. (8 p.m.)
Tuesday, February 19
Puerto Rico vs. Jamaica, 6:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m.)
Mexico vs. Curacao, 9 p.m. (8 p.m.)
Wednesday, February 20
Costa Rica vs. Haiti, 6:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m.)
Nicaragua vs. Cuba, 9 p.m. (8 p.m.)
Thursday, February 21
Panama vs. Puerto Rico, 6:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m.)
El Salvador vs. Curacao, 9 p.m. (8 p.m.)
Friday, February 22
United States vs. Costa Rica, 6:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m.)
Canada vs. Nicaragua, 9 p.m. (8 p.m.)
Saturday, February 23
Jamaica vs. Panama, 6:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m.)
Mexico vs. El Salvador, 9 p.m. (8 p.m.)
Tuesday, February 26
QF 1: Group A winner vs. Group B runner-up, 6 p.m. (5 p.m.)
QF 2: Group B winner vs. Group A runner-up, 9 p.m. (8 p.m.)
Wednesday, February 27
QF 3: Group C winner vs. Group D runner-up, 6 p.m. (5 p.m.)
QF 4: Group D winner vs. Group C runner-up, 9 p.m. (8 p.m.)
Friday, March 1
Winner Quarterfinal 1 vs. Quarterfinal 2, 6 p.m. (5 p.m.)
Winner Quarterfinal 3 vs. Quarterfinal 4, 9 p.m. (8 p.m.)
Sunday, March 3
Semifinal losers, 4 p.m. (3 p.m.)
Semifinal winners, 7 p.m. (6 p.m.)