BRADENTON, Florida – One of the most intriguing stories emerging from the 2018 Concacaf Under-20 Championship has been the recent surge of Dominica in Group D.
The first-time participants in the CU20 have reeled off two consecutive victories and currently sit in third-place with a record of 2W-0D-1L, 6 points, -2 goal difference and three points behind unbeaten group leaders Panama (3-0-0, 9, +9).
Matchday Four could prove pivotal, as a win for Dominica against Panama would put the Caribbean side in the mix for a possible berth in the Qualification Stage of the CU20.
Not to be overlooked is second-place Canada (2-0-1, 6, +4).
Despite a narrow 2-1 loss to Panama on Matchday Three, the Canadians are looking to close strong versus already eliminated Saint Kitts and Nevis (0-0-3, 0, -3) and then Martinique (1-0-2, 3, -4) and could find their way into the next round should Panama slip up against either Dominica or Guadeloupe (1-0-2, 3, -4).
If there is one thing fans of teams in Group D can expect, it is goals.
On both Matchday Two and Matchday Three, goals were scored by both teams in each of the three matches, making for a competitive 90 minutes.
It is a trend that is likely to continue on Matchdays Four and Five.