ABOUT THE CONCACAF UNDER-20 WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
The CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship is an official competition of the Confederation that crowns a champion and qualifies three teams to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
Trinidad & Tobago will host the tournament for a second time, when it is contested entirely at Couva’s Ato Boldon Stadium from January 18-28, 2018.
Six of the eight teams have been confirmed: host Trinidad & Tobago; the North American trio of Canada, Mexico and the United States; plus Central America’s Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The remaining two sides will be decided through the 2017 CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s Under-20 Qualifier finals to be disputed November 22-26 between host St. Kitts & Nevis, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Haiti.
In eight previous editions, the U.S. has won the CONCACAF U-20 women’s title a record five times, while Canada has lifted the trophy twice. The inaugural championship in 2002 (a U-19 event that year and in 2004), also played in Trinidad & Tobago, did not determine a champion, but sent Mexico and the U.S. -- the final round group winners -- to the first-ever U-19 Women’s World Cup, which was hosted by Canada.
The U.S. is the four-time defending CONCACAF champion, defeating Canada, 1-0, in the 2015 final on Ashley Sanchez’s second-half goal.
Additionally, the Americans share with Germany the record for the most FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup titles, three each.
CONCACAF UNDER-20 WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
Tournament Placement by Year
2002 – TRINIDAD & TOBAGO^
- no champion declared, winner of each final round group (Mexico & the USA) qualified for 2002 FIFA U-19 Women's World Cup in Canada
2004 – CANADA^
Third: Costa Rica
FINAL: Canada 2, USA 1
2006 – MEXICO
FINAL: Canada 2, USA 3
2008 – MEXICO
Fourth: Costa Rica
FINAL: Canada 1, USA 0
2010 – GUATEMALA
Third: Costa Rica*
FINAL: USA 1, Mexico 0
2012 – PANAMA
FINAL: USA 2, Canada 1
2014 – CAYMAN ISLANDS
Third: Costa Rica*
Fourth: Trinidad & Tobago
FINAL: Mexico 0, USA 4
2015 – HONDURAS
FINAL: Canada 0, USA 1
^ conducted as an Under-19 Championship in 2002 & 2004
* qualified for FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup