U.S., Costa Rica, Honduras and Panama vie for World Cup

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras – Two locations within the 2023 FIFA Males’s Beneath-20 World Cup in Indonesia will probably be on the road on Tuesday when the quarterfinals of the 2022 Concacaf Males’s Beneath-20 Championship in Honduras kick off, with america going through Costa Rica and hosts Honduras taking over Panama.

USA vs. Costa Rica 7:00 PM EDT

The North Individuals and Ticos will face off on the Estadio Morazan in San Pedro Sula within the first quarterfinal of the day and it guarantees to be a decent, intense encounter.

Costa Rica loved a stable second-place end in Group H after which delivered a really spectacular efficiency within the Spherical of 16, downing Trinidad and Tobago 4-1.

Dorian Rodriguez has been the dangerman for the Central Individuals with 4 targets, together with a brace within the win over the Soca Warriors. The U.S. have weapons as properly within the type of Quinn Sullivan, who’s the joint-top scorer within the match with 5 targets. To not be discounted is attacker Diego Luna, who scored a purpose and had an help within the 5-0 Spherical of 16 victory for the U.S.

There may be loads of familiarity between the U.S. and Costa Rica on the subject of the CMU20. The 2 sides have met 12 earlier instances in Beneath-20 World Cup Qualifying, together with three within the CMU20 period since 2009. Costa Rica received that first CMU20 match-up, 3-0, in 2009 earlier than the U.S. claimed 1-0 and 4-0 wins in 2013 and 2018, respectively.

A win would give the U.S. its 17th Males’s Beneath-20 World Look, whereas Costa Rica are aiming for his or her 10th.

Honduras vs. Panama 10:00 PM EDT

The Estadio Morazan may even be the positioning for Tuesday’s nightcap, as host nation Honduras face fellow Central American aspect Panama.

Led by Marco Tulio Aceituno, who has 4 targets, Honduras have rolled via the match with an ideal three wins out of three within the group stage, adopted by a commanding 4-1 Spherical of 16 conquer Curacao. Jefryn Macias has additionally chipped in with three targets for the Catrachos, whereas Javier Arriaga and Odin Ramos every have two assists.

Certainly one of Panama’s greatest influence gamers has been somebody who has largely come off the bench. Kevin Garrido has a purpose to go together with two assists in 4 matches and only one begin. For sure, if the Canaleros require a spark, Garrido is a trusted choice.

There have been two earlier encounters within the CMU20 period between the 2 nations. Panama earned a 2-0 quarterfinal win in 2011, whereas Honduras returned the favor at Costa Rica 2017 by the identical scoreline.

Honduras would attain a ninth U20 World Cup with a win, whereas Panama would qualify for his or her seventh.

Quarterfinals of the 2022 Concacaf Males’s Beneath-20 Championship


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