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2018 CU20W: Garcia, Huitema among the players to watch
Canada FW Jordyn Huitema. No stranger to Concacaf competition, Huitema arrived into the 2018 CU20W with a Best XI at the 2016 Concacaf Girls’ Under-15 Championship under her belt. (Photo: Allan V Crane/ Concacaf)
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MIAMI, Florida – This Friday at 7:00 PM ET, Concacaf will be airing a re-broadcast of the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship semifinal between Mexico and Canada, followed by the 2018 CU20W Final between Mexico and the United States. Both matches will be shown on Concacaf’s Facebook and YouTube pages, plus the Concacaf App.

The CU20W always offers up a plethora of talent from around the region and there is no question that some of the best current young talent was on display in the 2018 tournament.

Look no further than Mexico MF Miriam Garcia, who would arrive into the 2018 CU20W fresh off of being named to the Liga MX Femenil Team of the Season for the 2017 Apertura with Chivas.

Not only would Garcia play every single minute of the 2018 CU20W, but she also took home the Golden Ball as the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.

Another player to keep tabs on was Canada FW Jordyn Huitema. No stranger to Concacaf competition, Huitema arrived into the 2018 CU20W with a Best XI at the 2016 Concacaf Girls’ Under-15 Championship under her belt, plus the mantle of Canada Under-17 Female Player of the Year for 2017 on top of being a member of the Canada team at the 2016 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup in which she scored a goal.

Huitema would live up to the hype at the CU20W, scoring five goals on her way to earning the Golden Boot.

Haiti’s dynamic duo of Nerilia Mondesir and Melchie Dumornay were also among the top players to watch. Dumornay featured in the 2018 CU20W at the young age of 14 and gave a glimpse of her limitless potential by scoring a goal on her way to being named in the tournament’s Best XI.

Mondesir was also tabbed in the Best XI for the 2018 CU20W and nearly equaled Huitema’s total for goals, scoring four, including the stoppage time equalizer for Haiti in the semifinal against the United States.

Another player to follow during the CU20W was U.S. MF Jaelin Howell, who enjoyed an excellent tournament with two goals, including the winning score in a 2-1 group stage win over Jamaica.

There is no doubt that the 2018 CU20W was a great showcase of all of the young talent in women’s football in the Concacaf region.
 

 
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