U.S. Soccer

2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship

San Jose y Tibas, Costa Rica

Five Things to Know: St. Kitts and Nevis U-20s

The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team will take on St. Kitts and Nevis in its third match of the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship on Friday, Feb. 24 at Estadio Ricardo Saprissa in Tibas, Costa Rica. The game can be seen live at 5:30 p.m. ET on Univision Deportes Network or via livestream on the official CONCACAF Facebook page.

Here are five things you should know about the USA’s upcoming opponent:

Who and Where is St. Kitts and Nevis?
A dual island nation in the West Indies, a direct flight from Miami to the airport closest to the capital city of Basseterre, Robert L. Bradshaw International, is roughly three hours and covers 1,272 miles. St. Kitts is also known more formally as Saint Christopher Island, from the island’s patron saint. The Nevis and Saint Christopher Islands were two of the first Caribbean islands settled by Europeans, while the latter was home to the first British and French colonies. The dual-island country’s population was 54,961 in 2015 and the official language is English. The currency used by Kittitians and Nevisians is the East Caribbean dollar (ECD), which currently trades around .37 ECD for one U.S. dollar. Until 2005, sugar was the primary export from the country a fact exhibited by the national team’s nickname, the Sugar Boyz

How They Got Here
The Sugar Boyz come into the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship as the fifth-place finishers of the 2016 Caribbean Football Union’s Under-20 tournament. Their journey through the CFU Championship included wins against Jamaica, Dominica and Curacao. 

St. Kitts and Nevis Roster
The professional clubs with the largest representation of players on the St. Kitts and Nevis roster is Newtown United, with four associated players. Newtown United, along with Garden Hotspurs (2), SPD United (2), St. Peters FC (2), Village Superstars (2), Cayon Rockets (1), Conaree FC (1), St. Pauls United (1) and Strikers FC (1) are all members of the Saint Kitts and Nevis highest soccer league, the SKNFA Premier League. The 16 players currently on teams from St. Kitts and Nevis’ top professional league account for 80 percent of the roster. 

Goalkeepers (2): Akimba Francis (SPD United/SKN), Nathan Joseph Lescott (Leicester City/ENG)

Defenders (6): Ezer Browne (James Madison University/USA), Salas Cannonier (St. Peters FC/SKN), Xavier French (SPD United/SKN), Phillip Richardson (St. Pauls United/SKN), Yusuf Saunders (Village Superstars /SKN), Javier Sutton (Strikers FC/SKN)

Midfielders (9): Gvaune Amory (Village Superstars/SKN), Steve Archibald (Garden Hotspurs/SKN), Ronaldo Belgrove (Newtown United/SKN), Alex Charles (Cayon Rockets/SKN), Kejauni David (Newtown United/SKN), Romario Martin (Solihull Moors/ENG), Yohannes Mitchum (Newtown United/SKN), Raheem Sommersall (Appalachian State /USA), Tyquan Terrell (St. Peters FC/SKN)

Forwards (3): Tahir Hanley (Garden Hotspurs/SKN), Delano Hodge (Conaree FC/SKN), Dakari Phipps (Newtown United/SKN)

Browne and Sommersall Playing in the USA
Two players on the St. Kitts and Nevis roster are currently associated with college soccer programs in the United States. Defender Ezer Browne (James Madison University) prepped at Rutgers Prep School in Somerset, N.J. and midfielder Raheem Sommersall, who prepped at Southern School of Energy and Sustainability in Durham, North Carolina, played at Appalachian State in 2015 and 2016. During the 2015 season, Sommersall appeared and started in 18 games with the Mountaineers. It wasn’t until 2016 that Sommersall recorded his first career collegiate goal.

Group B Advancement Scenarios:

  • If Panama beats Haiti: the U.S. would advance with a win or a tie.
  • If Panama beats Haiti and the U.S. loses to St. Kitts and Nevis: the U.S. would sit in a three-way tie for second place with Haiti and St. Kitts and Nevis, based on total group points (three). The greater goal difference in matches between the three (tied) teams would serve as the tie breaker.
  • If Panama and Haiti tie: the U.S. would advance with a win or a tie.
  • If Haiti beats Panama: the U.S. would need a win vs. St. Kitts and Nevis to take part in a three-way tie for first place with Haiti and Panama. The greater goal difference in matches between the three teams would again serve as the tie breaker.
CONCACAF tie breaker procedure used to rank teams: a)     Greater number of points in matches between the tied teams.
b)     Greater goal difference in matches between the tied teams (if more than two teams finish equal on points).
c)     Greater number of goals scored in matches between the tied teams (if more than two teams finish equal on points).
d)     Greater goal difference in all group matches
e)     Greater number of goals scored in all group matches
f)      Drawing of lots

2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship Group B Standings

GP

W

L

D

G

Ga

+/-

Pts

Panama

2

2

0

0

5

0

5

6

United States

2

1

1

0

4

2

2

3

Haiti

2

1

1

0

6

5

1

3

St. Kitts & Nevis

2

0

2

0

1

9

-8

0

Read more
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Schedule

Date Time Matchup Venue Watch

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
U-20 MNT vs Haiti 4-1 W Estadio Nacional; San Jose, Costa Rica 170 Lennon(3), de la Torre
U-20 MNT vs Panama 0-1 L Estadio Ricardo Saprissa; Tibas, Costa Rica --

2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship - Feb. 17-March 5 - Costa Rica

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
D 5'11 170 Salt Lake City, Utah Real Salt Lake
M 5-9 146 Wappingers Falls, N.Y. New York Red Bulls
F 6-0 165 Frisco, Texas FC Dallas
F 6'0 175 Bethesda, Md. Portland Timbers
D 5'9 154 Surbiton, England Fulham FC (England)
D 6-1 155 Tucson, Ariz. Real Salt Lake
M 5-7 150 Santa Rosa, Calif. CF Monterrey
M 5-10 160 Bloomington, Ind. Indiana University
D 5-11 155 Casa Grande, Ariz. New Mexico
GK 6-4 180 Newport Beach, Calif. University of California
F 5-10 155 Paradise Valley, Ariz. Real Salt Lake
F 5-8 147 Plantation, Fla. New York City FC
GK 6-1 175 Alamo, Calif. Georgetown
D 6-4 184 Lee's Summit, Mo. Sporting Kansas City
D 6-1 170 Oviedo, Fla. Orlando City SC
F 5-9 150 Libertyville, Ill. UD Las Palmas
M 5-8 150 Park City, Utah Real Salt Lake
M 5-10 165 San Diego, Calif. Fulham FC (England)
D 6-3 185 Media, Pa. Philadelphia Union
M 5-10 150 Alexandria, Va. Maryland

2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship - Feb. 17-March 5 - Costa Rica

Danny Acosta

Position:
Defender

Height:
5'11

Weight:
170

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Salt Lake City, Utah

Club:
Real Salt Lake

Tyler Adams

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Weight:
146

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Wappingers Falls, N.Y.

Club:
New York Red Bulls

Coy Craft

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-0

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Frisco, Texas

Club:
FC Dallas

Jeremy Ebobisse

Position:
Forward

Height:
6'0

Weight:
175

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Bethesda, Md.

Club:
Portland Timbers

Marlon Fossey

Position:
Defender

Height:
5'9

Weight:
154

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Surbiton, England

Club:
Fulham FC (England)

Justen Glad

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-1

Weight:
155

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Tucson, Ariz.

Club:
Real Salt Lake

Jonathan Gonzalez

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Santa Rosa, Calif.

Club:
CF Monterrey

Jeremiah Gutjahr

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-10

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Bloomington, Ind.

Club:
Indiana University

Aaron Herrera

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-11

Weight:
155

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Casa Grande, Ariz.

Club:
New Mexico

Jonathan Klinsmann

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-4

Weight:
180

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Newport Beach, Calif.

Club:
University of California

Brooks Lennon

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-10

Weight:
155

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Paradise Valley, Ariz.

Club:
Real Salt Lake

Jonathan Lewis

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-8

Weight:
147

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Plantation, Fla.

Club:
New York City FC

JT Marcinkowski

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-1

Weight:
175

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Alamo, Calif.

Club:
Georgetown

Erik Palmer-Brown

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-4

Weight:
184

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Lee's Summit, Mo.

Club:
Sporting Kansas City

Tommy Redding

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-1

Weight:
170

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Oviedo, Fla.

Club:
Orlando City SC

Emmanuel Sabbi

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-9

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Libertyville, Ill.

Club:
UD Las Palmas

Sebastian Saucedo

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Park City, Utah

Club:
Real Salt Lake

Luca De La Torre

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-10

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Club:
Fulham FC (England)

Auston Trusty

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-3

Weight:
185

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Media, Pa.

Club:
Philadelphia Union

Eryk Williamson

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-10

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Alexandria, Va.

Club:
Maryland

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Mexico
2
2
0 0 8
0 8
6
Honduras
2
2
0 0 5
1 4
6
Antigua and Barbuda
2
0 2
0 1
7
-6
0
Canada
2
0 2
0 0
6
-6
0

Group B

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Panama 2
2
0 0 5
0
5
6
United States
2
1
1
0 4
2
2
3
Haiti 2
1
1 0 6
5
1
3
Saint Kitts and Nevis
2
0 2
0 1 9
-9
0

Group C

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
El Salvador 2
2
0 0 4
1 3
6
 Costa Rica 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 3
Trinidad & Tobago
2
0 1
1 1
2
-1 1
Bermuda
2
0 1
1
2
4
-2 1

Group A Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
Feb. 17 Honduras vs. Canada 1-0 Estadio Ricardo Saprissa; Tibas, Costa Rica
Feb. 17 Mexico vs. Antigua 3-0
Estadio Ricardo Saprissa; Tibas, Costa Rica
Feb. 20 Antigua vs. Honduras 1-4
Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica
Feb. 20 Mexico vs. Canada 5-0
Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica
Feb. 23 Canada vs. Antigua 6 p.m. Estadio Ricardo Saprissa; Tibas, Costa Rica
Feb. 23 Honduras vs. Mexico 8:30 p.m. Estadio Ricardo Saprissa; Tibas, Costa Rica

Group B Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
Feb. 18 St. Kitts vs. Haiti 1-5
Estadio Ricardo Saprissa; Tibas, Costa Rica
Feb. 18 United States vs. Panama 0-1
Estadio Ricardo Saprissa; Tibas, Costa Rica
Feb. 21 Panama vs. St. Kits 4-0
Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica
Feb. 21 United States vs. Haiti 4-1 Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica
Feb. 24 Panama vs. Haiti 2 p.m. Estadio Ricardo Saprissa; Tibas, Costa Rica
Feb. 24 United States vs. St. Kitts 4:30 p.m. Estadio Ricardo Saprissa; Tibas, Costa Rica

Group C Schedule

Date Match Time (et)/Result Venue
Feb. 19 Bermuda vs. Trinidad & Tobago 1-1
Estadio Ricardo Saprissa; Tibas, Costa Rica
Feb. 19 Costa Rica vs. El Salvador 0-1
Estadio Ricardo Saprissa; Tibas, Costa Rica
Feb. 22 El Salvador vs. Bermuda 3-1 Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica
Feb. 22 Costa Rica vs. Trinidad & Tobago 1-0
Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica
Feb. 25 El Salvador vs. Trinidad & Tobago 1:30 p.m. Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica
Feb. 25 Costa Rica vs. Bermuda 4 p.m. Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica

Classification Stage

Group D

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
 1st A
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2nd B
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1st C
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Group E

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
2nd A
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1st B
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2nd C
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Classification Stage Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
Feb. 27   1st A vs. 2nd B 4 p.m. Estadio Ricardo Saprissa; Tibas, Costa Rica
Feb. 27   1st B vs. 2nd A 6:30 p.m. Estadio Ricardo Saprissa; Tibas, Costa Rica
Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
March 1 1st A vs. 1st C 4:30 p.m. Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica
March 1 2nd A vs. 2nd C 7 p.m. Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica
Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
March 3 1st C vs. 2nd B 5:30 p.m. Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica
March 3 1st B vs. 2nd C 8 p.m. Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica

Final

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
March 5 1st D vs. 1st E 3 p.m. Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica
2017 U-20 CONCACAF Championship
Record: 1-1-0

Player

 Pos.

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Y/R

Danny Acosta M
2
2
180 0 0 0/0
Tyler Adams M
1
1 31
0 0 0/0
Coy Craft M
2
0 30
0 0 0/0
Jeremy Ebobisse F
2
2
180 0 1
0/0
Marlon Fossey D
2
2
180 0 0 0/0
Justen Glad D
2
2
180 0
0 0/0
Jonathan Gonzalez M
0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Jeremiah Gutjahr M
1
0 22 0 0 0/0
Aaron Herrera D
0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Jonathan Klinsmann GK
2
2
180 0 0 0/0
Brooks Lennon F
2
2
171
3
0
0/0
Jonathan Lewis
M
1
1 71
0 0 0/0
JT Marcinkowski
GK
0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Erik Palmer-Brown
D
2
2
158
0 0 0/0
Tommy Redding
D
2
2
159
0 0 0/0
Emmanuel Sabbi
F
1
0 59
0 0 0/0
Sebastian Saucedo
M
2
2
109
0 0 1/0
Luca de la Torre
M
2
2
159
1
0 1/0
Auston Trusty
D
0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Eryk Williamson
M
2
1
111
0 0 0/0
Own Goal  


0

Totals   2
2
180 4
1
2/0
Opponent Totals   2
2
180 2
2
4/2

2017 U-20 MNT CONCACAF Championship Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Jonathan Klinsmann
2
2
180 4
2
0 0.50 1-1-0
JT Marcinkowski
0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0
Totals 2
2
180 0 2
0 0.50 1-1-0
Opponent Totals 2
2
180 2
4 1 2.00 1-1-0

Updated through Feb. 21, 2017

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