Coach: Jose Luis Elejalde
Previous appearances: 2 (2008, 2010)
Best finish: First Round
World Cup qualification: None
International honors: None
Key players: MF Rachael Paleaz, AT Yoanna Calderon, DF Indira Manzano
This will be Cuba's third straight CONCACAF U-20 women's finals, having lost all six games in the previous two. However, its performance in 2010, when it lost games by a combined 7-2, was a marked improvement over 2008, when Cuba was outscored 22-1. Coach Jose Luis Elejalde will bring five of his players from the senior team that competed in CONCACAF Olympic women's finals in Vancouver in January to Panama, including midfielder Rachael Paleaz, who led the U-20 women's team with six goals in five games in Caribbean qualifying.