CU20 Preview: January 11, 2015
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Action from the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship match between host Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago (white jersey) on January 9, 2015, in Kingston. (Photo: Mexsport)

2015 CONCACAF UNDER-20 CHAMPIONSHIP

Kingston & Montego Bay, Jamaica

January 9 – January 24, 2015

JANUARY 11, 2015 – PREVIEW

Kingston, Jamaica – National Stadium

GROUP A

Trinidad & Tobago v Aruba, 3:00 p.m. ET

First-ever CONCACAF Under-20 Championship (CU20) meeting

Trinidad & Tobago Quick Facts

  • CU20 Group A results: 2-2 draw v Jamaica (Aikim Andrews 6’; Kadeem Corbin 15’)
  • CU20 Appearances: 18
  • CU20 titles: 0
  • Best Finish: Runner-up – 1 (1990)
  • Qualification Method: Caribbean – Champion
  • Qualification Record: GP – 4; W – 3; D – 1; L – 0; GF – 10; GA – 2
  • Top qualifying scorers: Kadeem Corbin (5 goals); Jabari Mitchell (2)
  • Defeated Haiti, 3-0, in the final of the Caribbean Under-20 Championship on September 19, 2014 (Note: Kadeem Corbin scored all three goals)
  • FIFA U-20 World Cup Appearances: 2

Aruba Quick Facts

  • CU20 Group A results: 4-0 loss v Panama
  • CU20 appearances: 1
  • CU20 titles: 0
  • Best finish: 1st CU20 appearance
  • Qualification Method: Caribbean – Fourth Place
  • Qualification Record: GP – 6; W – 4; D – 0; L – 2; GF – 8; GA – 6
  • Scored at least one goal in all six qualifying matches, but never more than two
  • Conceded one goal or fewer in four of six Caribbean qualifying matches
  • Top qualifying scorers: Duncan Homoet, Youri Wernet and Ricky Marte Hodge (2 goals each)

 

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Panama v United States, 5:30 p.m. ET

USA leads series: 3 wins, 0 draws, 0 losses (9 GF, 0 GA)

- Last CU20 meeting:  April 2, 2011 (at Guatemala City, Guatemala) - USA 2, Panama 0

Panama Quick Facts

  • Group A results: 4-0 win v Aruba (Ismael Diaz 19', 51’; Ervin Zorrilla 30'; Edson Samms 35')
  • CU20 Appearances: 9
  • CU20 titles: 0
  • Best Finish: Fourth Place - 1 (2011)
  • Qualification Method: Central America – First Place
  • Qualification Record: GP – 6; W – 5; D – 0; L – 1; GF – 18; GA – 7
  • Top qualifying scorers: Ismael Diaz (5 goals); Fidel Escobar (3); Chin Hormecha, Carlos Small (2)
  • FIFA U-20 World Cup Appearances: 4

USA Quick Facts

  • Group A results: 1-1 draw v Guatemala (Cameron Carter-Vickers 59’)
  • CU20 Appearances: 22
  • CU20 titles: 0
  • Best Finish: Runner-up – 6 (1980, 1982, 1986, 1992, 2009, 2013)
  • Qualification Method: automatic North American qualifier
  • In 2013, fell 3-1 (aet) to host Mexico in the final…Benji Joya scored lone USA goal (10’ pen)
  • Cameron Carter-Vickers, who turned 17 on December 31, played 60 minutes for the U.S. U23s in a 3-0 loss at Brazil on October 14, 2014
  • FIFA U-20 World Cup Appearances: 13

 

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Jamaica v Guatemala, 8:00 p.m. ET

Guatemala leads series: 6 wins, 2 draws, 2 losses (16 GF, 9 GA)

- Last CU20 meeting: March 29, 2011 (at Guatemala City, Guatemala) – Guatemala 2, Jamaica 0

- Jamaica’s last win v Guatemala in CU20 came on August 21, 1994, 6-5, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Jamaica Quick Facts

  • Group A results: 2-2 draw v Trinidad & Tobago (Donja Smith 68’; Junior Flemmings 90’+4)
  • CU20 Appearances: 19
  • CU20 titles: 0
  • Best Finish: Third Place – 1 (1970)
  • Qualification Method: Host
  • Forward Michael Seaton, 18, was on Jamaica’s 2014 Caribbean Cup-winning roster
  • FIFA U-20 World Cup Appearances: 1

Guatemala Quick Facts

  • Group A results: 1-1 draw v USA (Andy Ruiz 90’)
  • CU20 Appearances: 18
  • CU20 titles: 0
  • Best Finish: Runner-up - 2 (1962, 1973)
  • Qualification Method: Central America – Fourth Place
  • Qualification Record: GP – 6; W – 3; D – 1; L – 2; GF – 10; GA – 6
  • Top qualifying scorers: Mauro Portillo (5 goals); Pablo Aguilar, Diego Palma (2)
  • FIFA U-20 World Cup Appearances: 1