• Tuesday Feb 19, 2013

    Under-20 Preview: Day Two

    2013 CONCACAF UNDER-20 CHAMPIONSHIP

    Puebla, Mexico
    February 18 - March 3, 2013

    FEBRUARY 19, 2013 - PREVIEW
    Estadio Cuauhtemoc

    GROUP C
    Puerto Rico v Jamaica, 6:30 p.m. ET
    Jamaica leads series: 1 win, 0 draw, 0 loss (6 GF, 0 GA)

    Last CONCACAF Under-20 Championship final round (CU20) meeting: August 22, 1982 - Jamaica 6, Puerto Rico 0

    Puerto Rico Quick Facts
    •  6th appearance in CU20 final round…1st since 1984
    •  3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss (7 GF, 4 GA) in 6 Caribbean qualifying matches, posted shutouts in opening three outings
    •  Reid Strain was team's top scorer in qualifying with 3 goals
    •  0 wins, 0 draws, 5 losses (0 GF, 24 GA) in last 5 CU20 final round games…only CU20 final round win came against Barbados (2-0) on September 21, 1976.

    Jamaica Quick Facts
    •  18th appearance in CU20 final round
    •  2 wins, 1 draw, 0 losses (4 GF, 0 GA) in 3 Caribbean qualifying matches
    •  Appeared in one FIFA U-20 World Cup (2001)
    •  1 win, 0 draws, 4 losses (3 GF, 12 GA) in last 5 CU20 final round games, conceded 2 or more goals in 4 of those outings

     

    GROUP D
    Mexico v Curacao, 9:00 p.m. ET
    Mexico leads series: 4 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss (22 GF, 2 GA)

    Last CONCACAF Under-20 Championship (CU20) meeting: April 14, 1996 - Mexico 4, Curacao 0

    Mexico Quick Facts
    •  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
    •  5 wins, 0 draws, 0 losses (18 GF, 2 GA) in last 5 CU20 final round games

    Curacao Quick Facts
    •  12th appearance in CU20 final round; first since 1996
    •  3 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses (14 GF, 9 GA) in 6 Caribbean qualifying matches
    •  Last CU20 final round win came on August 9, 1980, against Barbados (3-1)
    •  0 wins, 2 draws, 3 losses (1 GF, 10 GA) in last 5 CU20 final round games

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