Head Coach: Brian Williams (Trinidad & Tobago)
Qualification: 4th Place, Caribbean
Previous Appearances (last app): 18 (2015)
Best Finish: Runner-up-1 (1990)
Record: 20W-19D-35L (87GF, 124GA)
U-20 World Cup Appearances (last app): 2 (2009)
Trinidad & Tobago finished fourth in Caribbean qualifying to earn a berth in its 19th CONCACAF Under-20 Championship.
The Soca Warriors went unbeaten in seven of eight matches, registering a record of 3W-4D-1L, while scoring 18 goals and conceding only three.
An 11-0 win over Turks & Caicos may have skewed the goal total, but there is no denying the strength of T&T’s defense, which posted six shutouts. In the final round of qualifying, current roster members goalkeeper Denzil Smith and defenders Kori Cupid, Taryk Sampson and Noah Powder each started in scoreless draws with eventual-champion Haiti and runner-up Antigua & Barbuda. It was the only time Haiti was blanked in eight outings.
Powder, who will play with New York Red Bulls II in 2017, also netted two goals himself.
Offensively, the Trinidadians will be led by Central FC forward Nicholas Dillon. The 19-year-old scored a team-best eight goals in qualifying, including five against Turks & Caicos Islands.
DirecTV W Connection midfielder Jabari Mitchell, 19, has appeared in two career Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League games
Trinidad & Tobago has not won more than one game in a CONCACAF Under-20 Championship since 1990, when it finished as runner-up.
Trinidad & Tobago U20
Caribbean Qualifying Results
15.06.16 Trinidad & Tobago 1, Guadeloupe 0
17.06.16 Trinidad & Tobago 11, Turks & Caicos Islands 0
19.06.16 Trinidad & Tobago 1, St. Lucia 1
22.10.16 Trinidad & Tobago 0, Guadeloupe 0
24.10.16 St. Lucia 0, Trinidad & Tobago 4
26.10.16 Trinidad & Tobago 0, Haiti 0
28.10.16 Antigua & Barbuda 0, Trinidad & Tobago 0 (5:4 pens)
30.10.16 Trinidad & Tobago 1, Bermuda 2