U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team
2010 CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship
Guatemala City , Guatemala
STARTING OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT: After opening the 2010 CONCACAF Under-20
Women’s Championship with a comprehensive 6-0 win over Jamaica, the U.S.
looks to continue its strong play in Group B during the second game of the
opening round. The U.S. has a quick turnaround before facing Trinidad &
Tobago at 5:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 23, at Estadio Cementos Progeso in
Guatemala City, Guatemala, in a match that will be streamed live on
CONCACAF.com. Fans can also follow along live on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker.
Date Opponent Time (ET)/Result TV/U.S. Goalscorer(s) Venue
Jan. 21 Jamaica 6-0 W Nairn (2), Leroux (2), Noyola, McCarty Estadio
Cementos Progresso; Guatemala City
Jan. 23 T & T 5:30 p.m. CONCACAF.com Estadio Cementos Progresso; Guatemala
Jan. 25 Mexico 5:30 p.m. CONCACAF.com Estadio Cementos Progresso; Guatemala
Group B Standings
Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
USA 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 3
Mexico 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
Trinidad & Tobago 1 0 1 0 1 2 -1 0
Jamaica 1 0 1 0 0 6 -6 0
WATCH THE U-20 WNT QUALIFYING GAMES LIVE ON CONCACAF.COM: U.S. Soccer fans
will have the opportunity to watch all of the U.S. Under-20 WNT games during
the CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship in Guatemala live via streaming
video at CONCACAF.com. This is the first time a continental confederation
has offered free comprehensive live coverage of a youth tournament online,
and the service is free with fans simply required to register on the site.
All 16 games will be available live at CONCACAF.com's video portal, CONCACAF
TV, and will also be viewable on-demand at the same location shortly after
the conclusion of each match.
•The 6-0 win against Jamaica marked the fifth time the U.S. has won the
opening match of the CONCACAF U-20/U-19 Women’s Championship. The USA has
scored an amazing 41 goals in opening matches of this tournament. In 2002
the USA defeated Suriname 13-0. In 2004 the USA defeated the Dominican
Republic 14-0. In 2006, the USA opened with a 4-1 win against Jamaica and in
2008 the USA downed T&T by a 4-0 score.
•The U.S. U-20 WNT has won just one CONCACAF qualifying tournament at this
age level. The last time the U.S. was crowned regional champion was in 2006,
dropping the 2008 championship match by a 1-0 score to Canada. During the
first regional tournament in 2002, which was an Under-19 event, the two
group winners qualified for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup along with host
Canada, but no tournament champion was crowned as the competition did not
feature semifinals, a third-place match or a final.
•While the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team kicked off the 2010 CONCACAF
U-20 Women’s Championship as defending world champions, only two players on
the current team were part of the 2008 FIFA U-20 World Cup winning squad:
Forward Sydney Leroux and midfielder Christine Nairn.
•Leroux was awarded the Golden Shoe as the tournament’s top scorer at the
2008 U-20 World Cup in Chile, as well as the Golden Ball as the tournament’s
•Eight players were part of the 2008 FIFA U-17 World Cup team that finished
in second place in New Zealand: G Taylor Vancil, D Amber Brooks, D Vicki
DiMartino, D Crystal Dunn, D Rachel Quon, M Elizabeth Eddy, M Kristie Mewis
and M Samantha Mewis.
•Two players are experiencing the Women’s Youth National Team program for
the first time in Kendall Johnson and Morgan Marlborough. Both players were
named to the qualifying roster after the team’s last training camp in
December, which was Marlborough’s first training camp.
•Vancil was the top goalkeeper at the 2008 U-17 World Cup, taking home the
Golden Glove trophy, while as a striker DiMartino took home Silver Shoe
honors with five goals scored during the tournament.
•Nairn is the only player on the roster to have a full U.S. Women’s National
Team cap, coming in a sub in a 4-0 win against Canada on May 25 at BMO Field
in Toronto. Her first national team goal came in her second cap and featured
a dramatic game-winner in the 89th minute of a 1-0 win against Canada.
GUATEMALA LEADS GROUP A AFTER FIRST DAY: Ana Lucia Martinez scored twice on
the opening match day to lead the hosts Guatemala to the top of the Group A
table with a 2-1 win against Cuba. In the first match of the tournament,
Canada battled to a 1-0 win against Costa Rica. Mexico kicked off Group B
play with a 2-1 come-from-behind win after conceding a goal just 45 seconds
into the game and stands in second place in the group below the U.S. The
second day of matches kicks off Friday at Estadio Cementos Progreso, with
Cuba facing Canada and Guatemala taking on Costa Rica, who will be looking
to rebound against the hosts. The group winners will play the runners-up
from the opposite group on Jan. 28, with the championship and third-place
matches set for Saturday, Jan. 30. Both semifinal matches and the tournament
final will be televised live on Fox Soccer Channel and all matches will be
streamed live at CONCACAF.com. The winners of the semifinal matches and of
the third-place match will qualify for the U-20 Women’s World Cup being held
in four German cities (Bochum, Bielefeld, Augsburg and Dresden) from July
13-Aug. 1. The age cut-off date for this Women’s World Cup is players born
on or after Jan. 1, 1990.
Group A Standings
Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Guatemala 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
Canada 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3
Cuba 1 0 1 0 1 2 -1 0
Costa Rica 1 0 1 0 0 1 -1 0
2010 CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship Schedule
Date Match Time (ET) Venue
Jan. 20 Canada 1, Costa Rica 0 -- Estadio Cementos Progresso; Guatemala City
Guatemala 2, Cuba 1 -- Estadio Cementos Progresso; Guatemala City
Jan. 21 Mexico 2, T & T 1 -- Estadio Cementos Progresso; Guatemala City
USA 6, Jamaica 0 -- Estadio Cementos Progresso; Guatemala City
Jan. 22 Cuba vs. Canada 3 p.m. Estadio Cementos Progresso; Guatemala City
Guatemala vs. Costa Rica 5:30 p.m. Estadio Cementos Progresso; Guatemala
Jan. 23 Mexico vs. Jamaica 3 p.m. Estadio Cementos Progresso; Guatemala City
USA vs. T & T 5:30 p.m. Estadio Cementos Progresso; Guatemala City
Jan. 24 Costa Rica vs. Cuba 11 a.m. Estadio Cementos Progresso; Guatemala
Guatemala vs. Canada 1:30 p.m. Estadio Cementos Progresso; Guatemala City
Jan. 25 Jamaica vs. T & T 3 p.m. Estadio Cementos Progresso; Guatemala City
USA vs. Mexico 5:30 p.m. Estadio Cementos Progresso; Guatemala City
Jan. 28 Semifinals 2:30 / 5:30 p.m. Estadio Cementos Progresso; Guatemala
Jan. 30 Third Place Match 2:30 p.m. Estadio Cementos Progresso; Guatemala
Final 5:30 p.m. Estadio Cementos Progresso; Guatemala City
TAKING ON TRINIDAD & TOBAGO: Trinidad & Tobago head coach Jamaal Shabazz is
without several key players in Guatemala, such as Latifa Kelly, Iyesha
Olliviere, Avanell Isaac and Karissa Rodney, due to injury and school
commitments. The Soca Princesses are led by captain Moriah Shade and Natasha
St. Louis, who demonstrated their knack for finding the net during Caribbean
qualifying, in which they tallied eight goals apiece. St. Louis opened her
2010 CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship scoring account against Mexico in
the first match of Group B, but her first-minute goal wasn’t enough to
subdue the Mexicans, who came back to win, 2-1. Trinidad & Tobago has
qualified for every CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship but has never
advanced out of the group stage.
Trinidad & Tobago U-20 WNT Roster
GOALKEEPERS (2): 1-Kimika Forbes; 21-Keri Myers
DEFENDERS (5): 2-Camille Borneo, 4-Falina Jack, 6-Tiana Bateau, 16-Sharice
Arthur, 19-Arin King
MIDFIELDERS (8): 3-Victoria Swift, 5-Renel Dennis, 7-Taylor Mims, 8-Afiya
Matthias, 11-Natasha Prentice, 12-Kayla Taylor, 14-Karyn Forbes, 18-Jenele
FORWARDS (5): 9-Candace Seaton, 10-Moriah Shade, 13-Jo Marie Lewis,
15-Natasha Saint Louis, 17-Cassie McKenzie
HOW THEY GOT HERE: Trinidad & Tobago qualified for the 2010 CONCACA U-20
Women’s Championship via Caribbean qualifying. The two-island nation
advanced out of the first round of Caribbean qualifying with a 16-1
aggregate score against St. Lucia. In the second round, Trinidad & Tobago
defeated St. Kitts and Nevis 6-0 before winning 2-1 against Cuba and drawing
1-1 against Jamaica. Moriah Shade and Natasha Saint Louis led the charge in
qualifying, scoring eight goals each.
37 VOLCANOES, ONE U.S. U-20 WNT BLOG: With the distant volcanoes in full
view, the U.S. YNT Blog has set up shop in Guatemala City for the 2010
CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship. That’s right, you can see photos of the
team’s training in the land of 37 volcanoes and get the inside scoop on the
internal happenings of the U.S. U-20 WNT as they aim to capture a third
overall CONCACAF title at this age level.