The United States will play Mexico and El Salvador for a spot in the 2017 Under-20 World Cup.
The Americans will take on Mexico in the first game of the classification group at Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Monday before meeting El Salvador at Estadio Nacional Friday, March 3.
Mexico, current champion, alongside Panama and El Salvador secured a spot in the classification round by winning their respective groups. Honduras, United States and host Costa Rica finished as runners-up and will also be looking for a direct ticket to the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
(2B) United States
(1C) El Salvador
(2C) Costa Rica
Each qualified team will play each of the other two teams in its classification phase group. The winners of each group will then face off for the CONCACAF U-20 title in the final, at Estadio Nacional Sunday, March 5.
The top two finishers of each group will qualify among CONCACAF’s four representatives to the U-20 World Cup in South Korea.
All matches will be broadcast live in Canada, USA, Panama and across the Caribbean on Facebook Live via the CONCACAF Facebook page. In the United States, a select number of matches will also be live on Univision Deportes Network.
The schedule (all times local):
Monday, Feb. 27 — Estadio Ricardo Saprissa
4 p.m. — United States v Mexico
6:30 Panama v Honduras
Wednesday, March 1 – Estadio Nacional
4:30 p.m. — Mexico v El Salvador
7 p.m. — Honduras v Costa Rica
Friday, March 3 – Estadio Nacional
5:30 — United States v El Salvador
8 p.m. — Panama v Costa Rica
Sunday, March 5 — Estadio Nacional
3 p.m. — Winner Group D v Winner Group E