The United States will face Mexico for the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship title at Estadio Olimpico Felix Sanchez in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on Sunday.
The game won’t mean as much as the semifinals, when the Americans qualified for the U-20 Women’s World Cup with a 6-0 victory over the Dominican Republic on Friday.
Sunday’s 1 p.m. contest will be available on Concacaf Go, Concacaf Facebook, Concacaf YouTube and TUDN Xtra.
The USA has dominated the Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship – scoring 40 goals while not conceding in its first six games. The Americans have scored more goals than any other nation at the competition and are the only team yet to allow a goal. After a difficult opening match that saw Mexico escape with a 2-1 win over Puerto Rico, El Tri cruised to the semifinals, where it took a penalty-kick shootout after a 1-1 draw in regulation to top Haiti.
The Americans have won five their eight previous Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championships that crowned a champion, the most of any nation. They have reached the final of every tournament and has won four of the last five titles.
This year’s final presents a rematch of the 2018 Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship title encounter, which saw Mexico edge the U.S. in a dramatic penalty-kick shootout to win its first Concacaf title. After falling behind in the first half, current USWNT stalwart Tierna Davidson equalized just after the break, but the USA couldn’t find a winner in regulation or extra time and fell in PKs, 4-2.
Three players return from the USA’s 2018 World Cup qualifying roster – defender Naomi Girma, midfielder Brianna Pinto and forward Sophia Smith. The USA defeated Mexico in the 2014 and 2010 Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship finals.