Standing out in a crowd has never been more important

Post Your College Recruiting Profile Now
+ ADD A PLAYER
Global Mar 01, 2017

Advancement scenarios for USA at CONCACAF U-20 Championship

(Via U.S. Soccer) – The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team took a big step towards earning a place at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup when they defeated Mexico 1-0 on Monday and in the process, ended El Trí’s 20-match unbeaten run at CONCACAF’s qualifying tournament.

While wins against Mexico should always be celebrated, there is still work to be done for Tab Ramos’ group to both book its ticket to Korea Republic as well as earn a place in the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship Final on Sunday.

With two games left in Classification Stage Group D – Mexico vs. El Salvador on Wednesday and the USA vs. El Salvador on Friday – here are the U-20 MNT’s on-field scenarios for both.

+READ: USA defeats Mexico 1-0 in CONCACAF U-20 Championship

To qualify for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup:

–       Mexico draw or loss vs. El Salvador on Wednesday –OR—

–       If Mexico wins, USA win or draw vs. El Salvador on Friday –OR—

–       Mexico win vs. El Salvador AND USA loss vs. El Salvador where goal differential or other tie-breakers keep USA in the group’s top two

To clinch a berth in the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship Final:

–       Win or draw vs. El Salvador on Friday

According to CONCACAF’s tournament regulations, tie-breaking procedures will be determined as follows:

a)    1. Greater number of points in matches between the tied teams.

b)    2. Greater goal difference in matches between the tied teams (if more than two teams finish equal on points).

c)    3. Greater number of goals scored in matches among the tied teams (if more than two teams finish equal on points).

d)    4. Greater goal difference in all group matches

e)    5. Greater number of goals scored in all group matches.

f)     6. Drawing of lots.

2017 CONCACAF U-20 Classification Group D Standings
Team GP W L D Pts. GF GA GD
USA 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 +1
El Salvador 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mexico 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 -1

Results/Schedule
Feb. 27: USA 1, Mexico 0
March 1: Mexico vs. El Salvador – 5:30 p.m. ET
March 3: USA vs. El Salvador – 6:30 p.m. ET

2017 CONCACAF U-20 Classification Group E Standings
Team GP W L D Pts. GF GA GD
Honduras 1 1 0 0 3 2 0 +2
Costa Rica 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Panama 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 -2

Results/Schedule
Feb. 27: Honduras 2, Panama 0
March 1: Honduras vs. Costa Rica – 8 p.m. ET
March 3: Costa Rica vs. Panama – 9 p.m. ET

The top two teams from Groups D and E qualify for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup and the two group winners will play for the regional CONCACAF U-20 title on Sunday, March 5.

Featured Players

Defender, Midfielder
Forward, Midfielder
Goalkeeper
See Commitment List