2014 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship

The 2014 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship was the seventh edition of the CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship. The United States went into the tournament as defending champions and successfully retained their title.

2014 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship
Campeonato Sub-20 Femenino de la CONCACAF 2014
(in Spanish)
2014 CONCACAF Under-20 Women's Championship logo.png
Tournament details
Host countryCayman Islands
Dates9–19 January
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions United States (4th title)
Runners-up Mexico
Third place Costa Rica
Fourth place Trinidad and Tobago
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored80 (5 per match)
Top scorer(s)Mexico Tanya Samarzich
United States McKenzie Meehan
(6 goals)[1]
Best player(s)United States Rose Lavelle[2]
Best goalkeeperUnited States Katelyn Rowland[3]
2012
2015

The tournament was hosted by the Cayman Islands from 9 to 19 January 2014.[4][5]

The top three teams qualified for the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Canada. Canada has already qualified for the World Cup as the host and did not participate in this tournament.

The tournament was won by the United States, who defeated Mexico in the final, 4–0. Costa Rica secured the final qualification position by defeating Trinidad and Tobago in the third place match, 7–3 in Added Extra Time.[6][7]

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Qualification Appearance Previous best performances
  Cayman Islands Host 1st Debut
North American zone
  Mexico Automatic 7th Runner-up (2010)
  United States Automatic 7th Champion (2006, 2010, 2012)
Central American zone qualified through the Central America qualifying
  Honduras Group 1 winner 1st Debut
  Costa Rica Group 2 winner 5th Third place (2004)
  Guatemala Playoff winner 2nd Group stage (2010, 2012)
Caribbean zone qualified through the Caribbean qualifying
  Jamaica Winner 7th Fourth place (2006)
  Trinidad and Tobago Runner-up 6th 3rd/4th place (2002)

Bold indicates that the corresponding team was hosting the event.

Group stageEdit

The draw was announced on 5 November 2013.[8]

All times are local (UTC-05:00).

Tie-breaking criteriaEdit

Teams were ranked on the following criteria:[9]

  1. Greater number of points obtained in all group matches.
  2. Goal difference in all group matches.
  3. Greater number of goals scored in all group matches.
  4. Greater number of points obtained in group matches between the teams concerned.
  5. Drawing of lots.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   United States 3 3 0 0 19 0 +19 9 Knockout stage
2   Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 6 8 −2 4
3   Jamaica 3 0 2 1 1 4 −3 2
4   Guatemala 3 0 1 2 1 15 −14 1
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Tie-breaking
United States  6–0  Costa Rica
Horan   13'24'45+2'87'
Green   61'
Jordan   81'
Report

Costa Rica  5–1  Guatemala
Villalobos   5'
Hernández   10'
Talavera   24'44'
Muñoz   31'
Report Solorzano   66'
Jamaica  0–3  United States
Report Jordan   31'
Sullivan   41'
Meehan   82'

Jamaica  1–1  Costa Rica
Lawes   56' Report Venegas   7'
United States  10–0  Guatemala
Meehan   8'57'74'
Amack   22'
Basinger   31'
Jordan   39' (pen.)
Hill   48' (pen.)
Purce   54'
Weber   61'68'
Report

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Mexico 3 3 0 0 19 1 +18 9 Knockout stage
2   Trinidad and Tobago 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
3   Honduras 3 1 0 2 4 12 −8 3
4   Cayman Islands (H) 3 0 0 3 0 13 −13 0
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Tie-breaking
Honduras  0–2  Trinidad and Tobago
Report Walker   39'
Rice   49'
Cayman Islands  0–6  Mexico
Report Samarzich   6'9'35'
Zermeño   24'57'
Perez   83' (pen.)

Mexico  10–1  Honduras
Pineda   3'
Orozco   19'45+1'75'
Perez   27'
Samarzich   52'64'76'
Campos   68' (pen.)87'
Report Cruz   80'
Cayman Islands  0–4  Trinidad and Tobago
Report Camejo   2'
Bodden   18' (o.g.)
Debesette   41'
Walker   46'

Trinidad and Tobago  0–3  Mexico
Report Zermeño   33'
Solis   49' (pen.)77'
Cayman Islands  0–3  Honduras
Report Fonseca   48'81'
Rivera   90+5'

Knockout stageEdit

In the knockout stage, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, extra time is played (two periods of 15 minutes each) and followed, if necessary, by penalty shoot-out to determine the winner.[9]

The winners of the two semifinals and the third place match qualify for the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Canada.

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
17 January 2014 – George Town
 
 
  Mexico3
 
19 January 2014 – George Town
 
  Costa Rica1
 
  Mexico0
 
17 January 2014 – George Town
 
  United States4
 
  United States6
 
 
  Trinidad and Tobago0
 
Third place
 
 
19 January 2014 – George Town
 
 
  Costa Rica (a.e.t.)7
 
 
  Trinidad and Tobago3

Semi-finalsEdit

Mexico  3–1  Costa Rica
Zermeño   32'
Ibarra   67'
Valadez   73'
Report Villalobos   17'
United States  6–0  Trinidad and Tobago
Meehan   13'65'
Jordan   27'
Amack   33'39'
Weber   86'
Report

Third-place matchEdit

Costa Rica  7–3 (a.e.t.)  Trinidad and Tobago
Monge   34'
Talavera   71'
Venegas   86'
Muñoz   94'96'
Arias   115'
Arguedas   120+1'
Report Walker   16'28'
Debesette   42'

FinalEdit

Mexico  0–4  United States
Report Sullivan   9'
Jordan   59'
Purce   68'
Fuentes   90+3' (o.g.)

AwardsEdit

 2014 CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship Winners 
 
United States
Fourth title

GoalscorersEdit

6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goals

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CWU20 Golden Boot: Samarzich, Meehan share honors". CONCACAF. January 20, 2014. Archived from the original on January 24, 2014. Retrieved January 20, 2014.
  2. ^ "CWU20 Golden Ball: Rose Lavelle (USA)". CONCACAF. January 20, 2014. Archived from the original on January 25, 2014. Retrieved January 20, 2014.
  3. ^ "CWU20 Golden Glove: Katelyn Rowland (USA)". CONCACAF. January 20, 2014. Archived from the original on January 25, 2014. Retrieved January 20, 2014.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-03. Retrieved 2013-06-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2013-06-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "U.S. downs Mexico, wins third straight CWU20 title". CONCACAF. January 19, 2014. Archived from the original on January 23, 2014. Retrieved January 20, 2014.
  7. ^ "Epic! Costa Rica tops Trinidad for U-20 WWC berth". CONCACAF. January 19, 2014. Archived from the original on January 23, 2014. Retrieved January 20, 2014.
  8. ^ "Draw Yields Matchups for CONCACAF Women's U20 Championship". CONCACAF. 5 November 2013. Archived from the original on 12 November 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  9. ^ a b "2014 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship Regulations" (PDF). CONCACAF.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-07-09. Retrieved 2014-10-26.

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