BRADENTON, Florida – Mexico begins its quest for a 14th Concacaf Under-20 Championship on Friday when the actions gets underway in Group B at the 2018 CU20.
Like always, El Tricolor will be a force to be reckoned with and boasts one of the star players of the tournament in Club America MF Diego Lainez, who has already starred for Mexico at the senior team level.
But it won’t be a stroll in the park for the 13-time Concacaf U20 champions, as Jamaica will also fancy its chances of topping the group.
This marks Jamaica’s fifth appearance in a CU20 and this young group of Reggae Boyz will be looking to prove themselves against one of Concacaf’s best.
Group B also sees the return of Aruba and Nicaragua to CU20 play. Aruba earned a point in its lone previous CU20 appearance in 2015, while Nicaragua is still seeking its first result after recording two defeats at the 2013 CU20.
Topping this off in Group B is Grenada and Saint Martin, who each will be making its debut in a CU20. With both nations benefitting greatly from 2019/20 Concacaf Nations League Qualifying, the 2018 CU20 should provide another opportunity for its young players to grow.