BRADENTON, Florida – The 2019 Concacaf Boys’ Under-15 Championship kicked off on Sunday with 10 matches at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida in which Canada and Mexico each started with strong performances.
Reigning champion Mexico looked primed for another deep run as it took down Panama 3-0 thanks in large part to Carlos Eduardo Cruz’s brace. In the group’s other match, invitees Israel downed Curacao 5-0.
The United States started its 2015 CBU15 campaign off on the right foot with a 2-0 victory against Haiti, while Guatemala barely edged a tough Suriname side 1-0.
Canada rolled to 7-0 win over El Salvador to open the group led by Hugo-hilaire Mbongue’s hat trick. Also taking home a win was Slovenia with a 5-0 triumph over Guadeloupe.
Costa Rica also secured a clean sheet win in a 3-0 final over Trinidad and Tobago, while invitees Portugal topped Barbados 6-0.
British Virgin Islands enjoyed a success start to the tournament as well, as it collected a 3-0 win against Dominica.