• Sunday Mar 03, 2013

    Under-20 Preview: 3rd place and Final

    2013 CONCACAF UNDER-20 CHAMPIONSHIP

    Puebla, Mexico
    February 18 - March 3, 2013

    MARCH 3, 2013 - PREVIEW
    Estadio Cuauhtemoc

    THIRD PLACE MATCH
    Cuba v El Salvador, 4:00 p.m. ET
    Split two previous CONCACAF Under-20 Championship (CU20) meetings (1970: Cuba 2-0, 1984: El Salvador 2-0)

    Cuba Quick Facts
    •  Lost to the United States 2-0 in the semifinals on Friday
    •  Defeated Costa Rica 2-1 on Tuesday to advance to semifinals and clinch a place at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup (will be first-ever U-20 World Cup appearance)
    •  Group B record: 2 wins, 0 draws, 0 losses (5 GF, 1 GA)
    •  Cuba goalscorers: Maykel Reyes 3 (2 v Canada, 1 v Nicaragua), Aricheell Hernandez 2 (2 v Costa Rica), Adrian Arturo Diz Pe 1 (1 v Nicaragua), Daniel Luis Saez 1 (1 v Nicaragua)
    •  11th appearance in CU20 final round
    •  4 wins, 2 draws, 0 losses (14 GF, 2 GA) in 6 Caribbean qualifying matches, conceded 1 goal or less in all 6 outings.
    •  Aricheell Hernandez and Maykel Reyes were team's top scorers in qualifying with 3 goals each
    •  3 wins, 0 draws, 2 losses (8 GF, 10 GA) in last 5 CU20 final round games

    El Salvador Quick Facts
    •  Lost to Mexico 2-0 in the semifinals on Friday
    •  Defeated Panama 3-1 on Wednesday to semifinals and clinch a place at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup (will be first-ever U-20 World Cup appearance)
    •  Group D record: 1 win, 0 draws, 1 loss (2 GF, 4 GA)
    •  El Salvador goalscorers: Jairo Henriquez 2 (2 v Panama), Olivier Ayala 1 (1 v Curacao), Romel Mejia 1 (1 v Curacao), Jose Peña 1 (1 v Jamaica)
    •  13th appearance in CU20 final round
    •  1 win, 0 draws, 1 loss (4 GF, 4 GA) in 2 Central American qualifying games
    •  Jairo Henriquez was team's top scorer in qualifying with 2 goals
    •  2 wins, 0 draws, 3 losses (5 GF, 9 GA) in last 5 CU20 final round games
    •  Won the CONCACAF Under-20 title in 1964

     

    FINAL
    Mexico v United States, 7:00 p.m. ET
    Mexico leads series: 7 wins, 0 draws, 1 loss (20 GF, 7 GA)

    Last CONCACAF Under-20 Championship (CU20) meeting: April 25, 1996 - Mexico 2, U.S. 1

    Second-ever meeting in CU20 final…Mexico defeated the U.S. 2-0 to win 1980 title

    Mexico Quick Facts
    •  Defeated El Salvador 2-0 in semifinals on Friday to advance to the championship game (Antonio Briseño scored both Mexican goals)
    •  Defeated Jamaica 4-0 on Wednesday to advance to semifinals and clinch a place at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup
    •  Group D record: 2 wins, 0 draws, 0 losses (6 GF, 0 GA)
    •  Mexico goalscorers: Antonio Briseño 2 (2 goals v El Salvador-SF), Marco Bueno 2 (1 v Curacao, 1 v Jamaica), Jesus Corona 2 (2 v Curacao), Jesus Escoboza 2 (1 v El Salvador, 1 v Jamaica), Francisco Flores 1 (1 v Jamaica), Julio Gomez 1 (1 v El Salvador), Armando Zamorano 1 (1 v Jamaica), own-goal in favor 1 (1 v El Salvador, Olivier Ayala)
    •  23rd appearance in CU final round…defeated Costa Rica 3-1 in the final of the 2011 tournament in Guatemala City
    •  Qualified as host and as an automatic North American entrant
    •  Won 11 CONCACAF Under-20 titles and is the defending champion
    •  Appeared in 12 FIFA U-20 World Cups
    •  Won 9-consecutive CU20 final round games (30 GF, 2 GA)

    United States Quick Facts
    •  Defeated Cuba 2-0 in semifinals on Friday to advance to championship game
    •  Defeated Canada 4-2 on Tuesday to advance to semifinals and clinch a place at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup
    •  Group A record: 2 wins, 0 draws, 0 losses (3 GF, 1 GA)
    •  U.S. goalscorers: Jose Villarreal 3 (1 v Costa Rica, 2 v Canada), Daniel Cuevas 2 (1 v Haiti, 1 v Cuba), Luis Gil 2 (1 pen v Haiti, 1 v Canada), Mario Rodriguez 1 (1 v Cuba), William Trapp 1 (1 v Canada)
    •  21st appearance in CU20 final round
    •  Qualified as an automatic North American entrant
    •  Appeared in 12 FIFA U-20 World Cups
    •  4 wins, 0 draws, 1 loss (10 GF, 5 GA) in last 5 CU20 final round games…last loss came against Guatemala in 2011 quarterfinals
    •  Never won the CONCACAF Under-20 title

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