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Under-20 Preview - Day One
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2013 CONCACAF UNDER-20 CHAMPIONSHIP

Puebla, Mexico
February 18 - March 3, 2013

FEBRUARY 18, 2013 - PREVIEW
Estadio Universitario BUAP

GROUP A
Haiti v United States, 6:30 p.m. ET
United States leads series: 2 wins, 0 draws, 0 losses (6 GF, 1 GA)

Last CONCACAF Under-20 Championship (CU20) meeting: January 17, 2007 - Haiti 1, USA 4 (Note: Andre Akpan scored three goals in a winning effort)

Haiti Quick Facts
•  6th appearance in CU20 final round…1st since 2007
•  4 wins, 2 draws and 0 losses (10 GF, 2 GA) in 6 Caribbean qualifying matches, scoring two or more goals in four of six outings
•  Chery Johnley was team's top scorer in qualifying with 3 goals
•  2 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses (7 GF, 8 GA) in last 5 CU20 final round games…last win came against Guatemala (2-0) in 2007

United States Quick Facts
•  21st appearance in CU20 final round…eliminated from contention by Guatemala, 2-1, in 2011 quarterfinals
•  Qualified as an automatic North American entrant
•  Appeared for 12 FIFA U-20 World Cups
•  2 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses (7 GF, 5 GA) in last 5 CU20 final round games
•  Never won the CONCACAF Under-20 title

 

GROUP B
Cuba v Canada, 9:00 p.m. ET
Canada leads series: 3 wins, 2 draws, 2 losses (13 GF, 8 GA)

Last CONCACAF Under-20 Championship (CU20) meeting: May 7, 1992 - Canada 5, Cuba 1 (Note: This game was played at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, Canada…Troy Wood scored three goals in a winning effort)

Cuba Quick Facts
•  2nd straight appearance in CU20 final round, 11th overall…0 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss (0 GF, 3 GA) in 2011
•  4 wins, 2 draws, 0 losses (14 GF, 2 GA) in 6 Caribbean qualifying matches, conceded 1 goal or less in all 6 outings.
•  Aricheel Hernandez and Maykel Reyes were team's top scorers in qualifying with 3 goals each
•  1 win, 1 draw, 3 losses (2 GF, 11 GA) in last 5 CU20 final round games… last win came against Guatemala (1-0) in 2002.

Canada Quick Facts
•  20th appearance in CU20 final round…eliminated from contention by Mexico, 3-0, in 2011 quarterfinals
•  Qualified as an automatic North American entrant
•  Appeared in 8 FIFA U-20 World Cups
•  2 wins, 0 draws, 3 losses (5 GF, 9 GA) in last 5 CU20 final round games…shutout in last 2 CU20 outings
•  Won the CONCACAF Under-20 titles (1986, 1996)

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