Under-20 Preview: Day Six
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2013 CONCACAF UNDER-20 CHAMPIONSHIP

Puebla, Mexico
February 18 - March 3, 2013

FEBRUARY 23, 2013 - PREVIEW
Estadio Cuauhtemoc

GROUP C
Jamaica v Panama, 4:30 p.m. ET
First-ever CONCACAF Under-20 Championship (CU20) final round meeting

Jamaica Quick Facts
•  Group C record: 1 win, 0 draws, 0 losses (4 GF, 1 GA)…clinched advancement to quarterfinals
•  Defeated Puerto Rico (4-1) on Tuesday…Jamaica Goals: Omar Holness (8'), Damion Lowe (61'), Kendan Anderson (70', 82')
•  18th appearance in CU20 final round
•  2 wins, 1 draw, 0 losses (4 GF, 0 GA) in 3 Caribbean qualifying matches
•  Appeared in one FIFA U-20 World Cup (2001)
•  2 wins, 0 draws, 3 losses (7 GF, 9 GA) in last 5 CU20 final round games…snapped 3-game losing streak with win over Puerto Rico

Panama Quick Facts
•  Group C record: 1 win, 0 draws, 0 losses (4 GF, 0 GA)
•  Defeated Puerto Rico (4-0) on Thursday…Panama Goals: Amet Ramirez (10', 87'), Roberto Chen (84'), Alexander Gonzalez (90'+2)
•  8th appearance in CU20 final round
•  1 win, 0 draws, 1 loss in 2 Central American qualifying games (4 GF, 4 GA)
•  Abdiel Arroyo, Jairo Jimenez, Jose Antonio Munoz and Amet Ramirez scored 1 goal each in qualifying
•  2 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses (7 GF, 6 GA) in last 5 CU20 final round games

 

GROUP D
Mexico v El Salvador, 7:00 p.m. ET
Mexico leads series: 5 wins, 0 draws, 0 losses (17 GF, 2 GA)

Last CONCACAF Under-20 Championship (CU20) meeting: April 18, 1996 - Mexico 2, El Salvador 0

Mexico Quick Facts
•  Group D record: 1 win, 0 draws, 0 losses (3 GF, 0 GA)
•  Defeated Curacao (3-0) on Tuesday…Mexico Goals: Jesus Corona (22', 34'), Marco Bueno (36')
•  23rd appearance in CU final round…defeated Costa Rica 3-1 in the final of the 2011 tournament in Guatemala City
•  Qualified as host and as an automatic North American entrant
•  Won 11 CONCACAF Under-20 titles and is the defending champion
•  Appeared in 12 FIFA U-20 World Cups
•  5 wins, 0 draws, 0 losses (18 GF, 2 GA) in last 5 CU20 final round games

El Salvador Quick Facts
•  Group D record: 1 win, 0 draws, 0 losses (2 GF, 1 GA)
•  Defeated Curacao (2-1) on Thursday…El Salvador Goals: Olivier Ayala (25'), Romel Mejia (65')
•  13th appearance in CU20 final round
•  1 win, 0 draws, 1 loss (4 GF, 4 GA) in 2 Central American qualifying games
•  Jairo Henriquez was team's top scorer in qualifying with 2 goals
•  1 win, 1 draw, 3 losses (6 GF, 9 GA) in last 5 CU20 final round games

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