January 21, 2015
U-20s HEAD FOR CONCACAF PLAYOFF
One moe win sends team to World Cup
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Bradford Jamieson IV scored his second goal of the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship and the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team defeated Trinidad & Tobago 1-0 at the Montego Bay Sports Complex before an announced 750 fans.
With the victory, the USA earned second place in Group A to advance to the playoff stage of the tournament. The U.S. (3-1-1, 10 points) and Guatemala tied with 10 points apiece, but the USA earned the tiebreaker advantage by virtue of scoring more goals in the tournament (12) than Guatemala (6). Both sides have earned playoff spots and will be joined by the second- and third-place teams out of Group B. CONCACAF will reseed the four playoff teams based on group-stage results to determine Saturday’s matches. The winners of these playoff games will earn berths to the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.
Earlier Wednesday, Panama (5-0-0, 15 pts.) clinched first place in Group A and an automatic berth to the U-20 World Cup with a 1-0 victory against Guatemala. Panama and Group B winner Mexico, also an automatic qualifier, will play in Saturday for the CONCACAF U-20 Championship.
Jamieson's game-winnner came in the game's 78th minute when he took a pass from Paul Arriola
at the edge of the six-yard box. Jamieson tapped the ball past goalkeeper Johan Welch and between the legs of a defender into the left side of the frame.