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Randall Leal (white jersey) scored in Costa Rica's win over Trinidad & Tobago in a CONCACAF Under-20 Championship match on February 22, 2017, in San Jose, Costa Rica. (Photo: Straffon Images)

2017 CONCACAF UNDER-20 CHAMPIONSHIP

Costa Rica

February 17-March 5, 2017

 

FEBRUARY 25, 2017

Estadio Nacional – San Jose, Costa Rica

GROUP C

El Salvador v Trinidad & Tobago, 2:30 p.m. ET

All-Time CU20 series (4 games played) – Wins: SLV-1, TRI-1; Draws: 2; Goals: SLV-4, TRI-5

- Last CU20 Meeting: August 19, 1994 (at Puerto Cortes, Honduras) – Trinidad & Tobago 1, El Salvador 2

El Salvador

- 2017 CU20 Results: 1-0 win v Costa Rica (Roberto Dominguez 65’); 3-1 win v Bermuda (Roberto Dominguez 21'; Fernando Castillo 65'; Josue Rivera 67')

- Appearances: 16 (1962, 1964, 1970, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1990, 1994, 1996, 2002, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2017)

- Best Finish: Champion-1 (1964)

- Record: 27W-15D-29L (105GF, 98GA)

- Qualification: 2nd Place, Central America

- Qualification Record: W-2; D-1; L-1; GF-9; GA-4

- Qualification Results: Honduras 2, El Salvador 1; Guatemala 2, El Salvador 2; El Salvador 4, Nicaragua 0; Panama 0, El Salvador 2

- Qualification Scorers: Roberto Dominguez (2); Fernando Castro, Jose Enrique Contreras, Marvin Marquez, Brayan Paz, Kevin Reyes, Marco Rodriguez, Denilson Rosales (1)

- One of 5 teams to win the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship title … Mexico-13, Canada-2, Costa Rica-2, Honduras-2 are the others

- Four years ago, qualified to a FIFA U-20 World Cup for first time … captured third place at 2013 CONACACF Under-20 Championship, edging Cuba in the match for third place, 1-0, on Roberto Gonzalez’s stoppage time goal.

- Defender Roberto Dominguez: appeared in 4 games as El Salvador finished third in last month’s Copa Centroamericana and earned place in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup … named 2017 Copa Centroamericana’s best young player.

- Defender Oscar Menjivar: on El Salvador’s 2017 Copa Centroamericana roster, but he didn’t see any action.

- With 9 goals, top scoring team in Central American under-20 qualifying

- Unbeaten in 8 of last 10 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship games (5W-3D-2L).

- U-20 World Cup Appearances: 1 (2013)

Trinidad & Tobago

- 2017 CU20 Results: 1-1 draw v Bermuda (Kathon St. Hilaire 23’); 0-1 loss v Costa Rica

- Appearances: 19 (1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2001, 20005, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017)

- Best Finish: Runner-up-1 (1990)

- Record: 20W-20D-36L (88GF, 126GA)

- Qualification: Fourth Place, Caribbean

- Qualification Record: W-3; D-4; L-1; GF-18; GA-3

- Qualification Results: Trinidad & Tobago 1, Guadeloupe 0; Trinidad & Tobago 11, Turks & Caicos Islands 0; Trinidad & Tobago 1, St. Lucia 1; Trinidad & Tobago 0, Guadeloupe 0; St. Lucia 0, Trinidad & Tobago 4; Trinidad & Tobago 0, Haiti 0; Antigua & Barbuda 0, Trinidad & Tobago 0 (5:4 pens); Trinidad & Tobago 1, Bermuda 2

- Qualification Scorers: Nicholas Dillon (8); Isaiah Hudson (3); Noah Powder (2); Morgan Bruce-de Rouche, Jarred Dass, Michah Lansiquot, Kierron Mason, Josh Toussaint (1)

- Midfielder Jabari Mitchell, 19, has appeared in two career Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League games for DirecTV W Connection

- Trinidad & Tobago has not won more than one game in a CONCACAF Under-20 Championship since 1990, when it finished as runner-up

- U-20 World Cup Appearances: 2 (1991, 2009)

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Costa Rica v Bermuda, 5:00 p.m. ET

All-Time CU20 series (3 games played) – Wins: CRC-3, BER-0; Draws: 0; Goals: CRC-9, TRI-2

- Last CU20 Meeting: May 5, 1992 (at Kelowna, Canada) –Costa Rica 4, Bermuda 0

Costa Rica

- 2017 CU20 Results: 0-1 loss v El Salvador; 1-0 win v Trinidad & Tobago (Randall Leal 54’)

- Appearances: 19 (1962, 1974, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2017)

- Best Finish: Champion-2 (1988, 2009)

- Record: 47W-15D-20L (178GF, 80GA)

- Qualification: Host

- 11 players saw action in run to 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup quarterfinals

- Forward Andy Reyes: with 5 goals, second leading scorer in 2015 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship; netted in 2-1 win over South Africa in 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

- Midfielder Luis Hernandez played every minute of Costa Rica’s U-17 World Cup campaign; scored 1 goal in 2015 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship

- Goalkeeper Alejandro Barrientos and defender Pablo Arboine also played every minute in 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

- Forward Kevin Masis: scored 1 goal in 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup; scored 2 in 2015 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship)

- Midfielder Diego Mesen: scored 1 goal in 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup goal)

- Forward Jostin Daly: scored 3 goals in 2015 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship

- Forward Jonathan Martinez scored 1 goal in 2015 CONCACAF Under-17Championship)

- Midfielder Roberto Cordoba appeared in all 5 games in 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup).

- In last CONCACAF Under-20 Championship appearance in 2013, lost two games, which was the same number suffered in its previous three participations combined

- Prior to losing 2 games in the 2013 CU20, lost 1 match or fewer in previous 11 appearances

- U-20 World Cup Appearances: 8 (1989, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2007, 2009, 2011)

Bermuda

- 2017 CU20 Results: 1-1 draw v Trinidad & Tobago (Oneko Lowe 69’); 1-3 loss v El Salvador (Mazhye Burchall 75’)

- Appearances: 12 (1970, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 2017)

- Best Finish: Quarterfinals-1 (1980)

- Record: 8W-5D-24L (46GF, 86GA)

- Qualification: Third Place, Caribbean

- Qualification Record: W-4; D-1; L-3; GF-18; GA-12

- Qualification Results: Bermuda 3, Cayman Islands 0; Haiti 3, Bermuda 0; Anguilla 0, Bermuda 7; Bermuda 3, St. Kitts & Nevis 1; Curacao 1, Bermuda 1; Antigua & Barbuda 3, Bermuda 2; Haiti 3, Bermuda 0; Trinidad & Tobago 1, Bermuda 2

- Qualification Scorers: Jaz Ratteray-Smith, Tevahn Tyrell (3); Mazhye Burchall, Liam Evans, Knory Scott (2); Osagi Bascome, Paul Douglas, Jahkari Furbert, David Jones, Jahnaze Swan, Mikiel Thomas (1)

- Midfielder/forward Osagi Bascome: signed a contract with English Championship side Bristol City on February 9, 2017, with an option for a further year; while on trial with Bristol City, scored one goal and assisted on two others in three appearances with the U23 team; made senior debut for Bermuda in a 1-0 loss to the visiting Dominican Republic in a Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup match on June 4, 2016

- Kacy Milan Butterfield: in June 2016, signed a one-year contract with English League One side Walsall thanks in part to a recommendation by Bermuda U20 head coach Kyle Lightbourne, who starred for the club in the 1990s; has been a regular starter in the development side this season

- 1-1 draw v Trinidad & Tobago on February 19, 2017, was Bermuda’s first CU20 game since drawing with Trinidad & Tobago, 0-0, on May 7, 1992, in Kelowna, Canada

- Scored 1 goal or fewer in 29 of 37 all-time CU20 matches, including last 10

- U-20 World Cup Appearances: 0

 
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