BRADENTON, Florida – There should be no shortage of drama when Concacaf Under-20 Championship Group E action kicks off on Thursday.
Costa Rica leads a five-team group that will feature some entertaining match-ups. The Ticos are appearing in their fifth CU20 and will be seeking to punch their ticket to a 10th FIFA Under-20 World Cup.
Haiti has featured in three previous CU20 tournaments and while it has never qualified for an U20 World Cup, perhaps things could change with a victory over Costa Rica on Matchday 3 of the group.
Not to be overlooked is Bermuda, who is participating in its second CU20. The island nation also reached the 2017 edition of the CU20 where it earned a solid 1-1 draw against Trinidad and Tobago. Bermuda will be hoping to take another step forward beginning on Thursday.
Also in the mix in Group E are debutants Saint Lucia and Barbados, each with players that already have Senior National Team experience in 2019/20 Concacaf Nations League Qualifying.