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Concacaf U-20 Championships 2022

FanAttick 2022-06-19 00:03:07 

Costa Rica 1, Jamaica 1

Jamaica equalized in the 99th minute via a penalty. The Jamaicans missed an earlier penalty…

Good looking Reggae Boyz side…

USA 10, St Kitts 0

nitro 2022-06-19 00:20:06 

In reply to FanAttick

Good result. We need to cap that GK vs Mexico in March 2023. He is perfect for Hall system.

FanAttick 2022-06-19 00:24:22 

In reply to nitro

Good result. We need to cap that GK vs Mexico in March 2023. He is perfect for Hall system.

Agree. He commanded his area very well

Chad James had a decent cameo…the striker Clarke looked good…

Tyler Roberts was Jamaica’s best player overall

Headley 2022-06-19 01:24:46 

In reply to FanAttick

When the second penalty was awarded and Ximines took the ball the look on Clarke's face was priceless. big grin

A J'can would say, "Yuh musse mad". big grin

Clarke demanded the ball and took it out of Ximines hands. Captain Pearson was smart enough to let him keep it.

It led to a very well taken penalty by Clarke.

FanAttick 2022-06-19 02:25:01 

In reply to Headley

Massive upset ,

10 man Cuba beats Canada 1-0 lol

Cuba goalkeeper red carded. Striker had to go in the goal for the last 25 minutes

nitro 2022-06-19 02:26:43 

In reply to FanAttick


Canada needed snow. lol lol

FanAttick 2022-06-19 04:32:13 

In reply to nitro

Honduras 3, Antigua and Barbuda 0

Disgraceful pitch conditions…pitch was a lake due to a torrential downpour

nitro 2022-06-19 12:29:47 

In reply to FanAttick

I was wondering why Lembisaka was missing at LB. He is apparently inured. Yes, Tyler Roberts was impressive but not surprised given his stats:

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FanAttick 2022-06-20 00:27:30 

In reply to nitro

El Salvador 4, Guatemala 1

Haiti 4, Trinidad and Tobago 4

The young Titties were quite impressive…

Their # 7 scored a brilliant individual goal

problemjay 2022-06-20 00:56:01 

NOT impressed with any of the Caribbean teams in this tournament. The future of Caribbean football looks bleak

nitro 2022-06-20 01:18:27 

In reply to FanAttick

Yeah, young T&T has potential. The rain cut their momentum.

FanAttick 2022-06-20 11:42:10 

In reply to nitro

Mexico 8, Suriname 0

nitro 2022-06-20 14:32:17 

In reply to FanAttick

That is a surprise. I expected better from Suriname.

USA, Panama and Mexico look impressive.

nitro 2022-06-20 14:42:17 

In reply to problemjay

Caribbean countries do not spend enough on developing players and infrastruture. They want to develop players while they compete at this level and expect success.

Another issue is that they do not plan long term and select the best possible players to reach world cups which bring money, sponsorships and lucrative friendlies. These are great sources of funding to develop local football.

They fear that players from the diaspora will replace locally born players. They dont realize that if half a million people living overseas can produce top quality players then surely millions at home, being equipped with the tools to succeed can produce more. One only needs to look at Track and Field. The difference is the cost for developing football is much higher.

FanAttick 2022-06-20 15:48:56 

In reply to nitro

That is a surprise. I expected better from Suriname.

The Mexicans were up 5-0 at the half and coasted through the 2nd half…

The Surinamese missed a couple of clear cut chances to get on the scoresheet…

I liked what I saw from the young Titties and even Antigua and Barbuda- augurs well for the future…tonight the young Reggae Boyz will be in action vs Honduras …Hopefully the coach will put the best team on the park to start….

nitro 2022-06-20 20:17:38 

In reply to FanAttick

Is it normal for coaches of club teams to be national coaches simultaneously?

FanAttick 2022-06-20 20:27:38 

In reply to nitro

Is it normal for coaches of club teams to be national coaches simultaneously?

No. It’s not…but this is Jamaica…..

FanAttick 2022-06-21 02:23:04 

USA 2, Canada 2

FanAttick 2022-06-21 04:22:34 

In reply to nitro

Disaster for the Reggae Boyz

Honduras 5, Jamaica 0

We need a proper coach
Pearson and Ximines aren’t ready..overhyped schoolboy amateurs

nitro 2022-06-21 09:00:02 

In reply to FanAttick

Hopefully this will put an end to the quota system.

FanAttick 2022-06-21 11:14:34 

In reply to nitro

Hopefully this will put an end to the quota system.

On the contrary don’t be surprised if the corrupt JFF doubles down on the quota system and blames “too many ‘foreigners’” for the debacle….

problemjay 2022-06-21 19:30:12 

As I said before, ALL Caribbean teams are playing poor football. And this is the norm for some years now

nitro 2022-06-21 22:46:21 

In reply to FanAttick

A question is being asked if the team has the proper studs for the muddy fields they are playing on.

FanAttick 2022-06-22 02:26:09 

In reply to nitro

A question is being asked if the team has the proper studs for the muddy fields they are playing on.

Good question

granite 2022-06-22 07:12:25 

MEXICO 5 TT 0,bring on Bangladesh,India or even Pakistan.

FanAttick 2022-06-22 08:37:45 

In reply to granite

The young Titties looked good for the 1st 25 minutes….people are saying that the pitch was like a pig pen..

granite 2022-06-22 18:10:33 

In reply to FanAttick

I read a bit by a Jamaican supporter and he reckons that the Ref was definitely calling lots of fouls by the Tit players against the Mexicans,and not doing the same against the Mexicans.He also said that the Mexicans were stronger and fitter,although that shouldn't be an excuse,he also said that the young Reggaeboyz suffered at the hands of the Ref just as the Tits did.I have felt this way for many years,I have seen Jamaica,Trinidad and Haiti suffer some gross decisions over the years.We should leave CONCACAF,and form our own Union, pure West Indians,still part of FIFA.

bdaTryangle 2022-06-22 19:51:05 

Jamaica with a nice looking early goal against Antigua and Barbuda

FanAttick 2022-06-22 20:58:26 

In reply to bdaTryangle

Jamaica 2, Antigua and Barbuda 0 (FT)

nitro 2022-06-23 02:32:27 

A mostly local based Jamaican team can beat Caribbean teams...not Central and North America.

We had the opportunity to build a superb U20 team but fack it up as usual.

FanAttick 2022-06-24 09:26:17 

In reply to nitro

T&T 3, Suriname 0

Congrats to the young Titties

They face Costa Rica tomorrow in the round of 16..I think they have a good chance

Jamaica will play Haiti on Sunday…this will be a tough game for the Reggae Boyz

nitro 2022-06-24 10:47:42 

In reply to FanAttick

Yeah. T&T looking good for an upset of the Ticos.

nitro 2022-06-24 12:42:24 

In reply to FanAttick

Were we expecting too much of the U20 given our ranking?

Concacaf Men U20 Ranking going into the 2022 tournament.

United States (title holders) 1st rank
Mexico 2nd ranked
Panama 3rd ranked
Honduras (host) 4th ranked
Costa Rica 5th ranked
El Salvador 6th ranked
Cuba 7th ranked
Haiti 8th ranked
Canada 9th ranked
Trinidad and Tobago 10th ranked
Guatemala 11th ranked
Jamaica 12th ranked
Antigua and Barbuda 13th ranked
Suriname 14th ranked
Saint Kitts and Nevis 15th ranked
Aruba 16th ranked

Maispwi 2022-06-24 13:14:08 

In reply to granite

There is CFU, Caribbean Football Union but dey eh have as much clout since Jack left de scene

FanAttick 2022-06-24 13:18:18 

In reply to nitro

I dont think we can put too much stock into rankings at that level….these teams tend to play just a handful of matches except for the US, Mexico, Canada and a couple of Central American teams

imusic 2022-06-24 14:20:13 

In reply to FanAttick

Jamaica will play Haiti on Sunday…this will be a tough game for the Reggae Boyz

Haiti is always tough.

However, they also just cobble together a team two weeks ago, and only appointed a coach three days before de tournament. And they have a very young team. They originally withdrew from the tournament, but then were forced by Concacaf/FIFA to participate.

problemjay 2022-06-25 18:06:54 

Suriname was nothing serous for Trinidad. Today game against CR will be a better test for T&T.
And I agree with this Link Text

FanAttick 2022-06-25 19:51:57 

In reply to imusic

Tough luck to the young Titties. They played their worst match so far

Costa Rica 4, T&T 1

Costa Rica advance to the quarter finals

nitro 2022-06-25 22:12:35 

In reply to FanAttick

Panama edged Cuba 1-0

Great effort by Cuba.

granite 2022-06-26 17:11:09 

In reply to FanAttick
If only football becomes a 45 minute game we Tits will top the rankings.


FanAttick 2022-06-26 21:38:38 

In reply to nitro

Jamaica v Haiti coming up…

Guatemala v Canada locked at 0:0 (80th minute)

FanAttick 2022-06-26 22:25:25 

In reply to nitro

Jamaica 1, Haiti 0 (25 minute)

Haiti down to 10 men
Chad James kicked in the face by the Haitian captain who was shown a straight red card

FanAttick 2022-06-26 22:49:39 

In reply to nitro

Canada knocked out on penalties by Guatemala

10 Man Haiti out possessing Jamaica

Jamaica 1, Haiti 0 (HT)

nitro 2022-06-26 22:56:32 

In reply to FanAttick

Don't know the Flow ESPN chanels not carrying the match.

FanAttick 2022-06-26 23:09:20 

In reply to nitro

Haiti 1, Jamaica 1 (50th min)

Watching on Fox Sports

nitro 2022-06-26 23:21:00 

In reply to FanAttick

We not good enough bredren.

FanAttick 2022-06-26 23:33:17 

In reply to nitro

Haiti down to 9 men lol

75th min

If Jamaica lose from here they might as well stop playing football

granite 2022-06-26 23:41:06 

In reply to FanAttick

Rass!!!The Boyz should really win now.

FanAttick 2022-06-26 23:42:26 

In reply to granite

Gooaaaaaaalll Jamaica

Jamaica 2, Haiti 1 (83rd minute)

nitro 2022-06-26 23:43:16 

In reply to FanAttick

I was just gonna ask for another Haitian red card lol

granite 2022-06-26 23:43:21 

In reply to FanAttick

Rass!!!The Boyz should really win now.

FanAttick 2022-06-26 23:44:17 

In reply to granite

Don’t put it pass the Boyz to dash it weh lol

FanAttick 2022-06-26 23:52:38 

In reply to granite

Jamaica hold on for the win

Jamaica 2, Haiti 1 (FT)

Haiti was by far the better team…

nitro 2022-06-26 23:53:56 

In reply to FanAttick


Thank you Haiti. You gave us this one.

Haiti has the making of a good CONCACAF team for 2026.

FanAttick 2022-06-26 23:56:34 

In reply to nitro

If this is the standard of Jamaica’s football - we will struggle to make the 2026 World Cup

Wasn’t impressed by a single player from Jamaica’s team…maybe Clarke the forward and Clarke the Goalie

nitro 2022-06-27 00:47:48 

In reply to FanAttick

Not if we are going to continue with a broke JFF, technical committee members with conflict of interest and a quota system.
We have 5 prospects in the current England U21 team, 18 prospects in the EPLU23 league and the current EPL season will see at least 15 current and possible Reggae Boyz.

Yet, we have only 4 English based players in this U20 tournament and a team being coached by someone who coaches full time for a JPL team.

FanAttick 2022-06-27 02:27:19 

In reply to nitro

Dominican Republic 5, El Salvador 4 (FT)

Jamaica v Dominican Republic next (Wednesday 7pm EST)

DR looks very good . I think they are favorites against the Boyz…Hopefully the Boyz can scrape through

nitro 2022-06-27 04:18:26 

In reply to FanAttick

This is their best chance to reach the semis and the WC.

granite 2022-06-27 12:09:38 

In reply to FanAttick

On paper the Boyz is the better team than DR and should win.

FanAttick 2022-06-27 13:09:20 

In reply to nitro

In reply to granite

Haiti v Jamaica Highlights

On paper yes, but not based on how they’re playing…lets see how it goes. I’m hoping for the best…

Mexico 6, Puerto Rico 0

Scar 2022-06-27 15:44:34 

In reply to nitro

big grin big grin big grin

granite 2022-06-28 16:40:03 

In reply to Scar
Yea man that was funny.


FanAttick 2022-06-29 03:54:57 

Honduras 2, Panama 1
Honduras qualifies for the U20 World Cup

USA 2, Costa Rica 0
USA qualifies for the U20 World Cup

FanAttick 2022-06-29 23:51:57 

In reply to nitro

Dominican Republic 1, Jamaica 0(HT)

FanAttick 2022-06-30 01:11:50 

In reply to nitro

As expected Jamaica eliminated by a baseball country

nitro 2022-06-30 01:54:54 

In reply to FanAttick

Expected but still hurt.

FanAttick 2022-06-30 03:55:51 

In reply to nitro

At the rate we’re going with the current JFF dont be surprised to see DR, Haiti, Curaçao, Suriname, Antigua and Barbuda qualify for a senior men’s World Cup before Jamaica

FanAttick 2022-06-30 04:41:18 

In reply to nitro

Massive Upset!!!

Guatemala eliminates Mexico on penalty kicks! lol lol

Misery loves company

The Mexicans only converted one of their five penalties…

nitro 2022-06-30 10:11:02 

In reply to FanAttick

lol lol lol

FanAttick 2022-06-30 17:39:53 

In reply to nitro

Katarock crying fih di yutes

granite 2022-06-30 17:43:51 

In reply to nitro
Credit to the Boyze,they have shown everybody what could be achieved with the right people in charge,we in the English speaking Caribbean must follow the example of the Spanish speaking Caribbean,and Central Americans,why are they always 2 steps in front,our system needs revamping,whatever we are doing is not enough.This was a golden chance for Yard with Mexico out,knockout time, anything can happen.I have to say TT surprised me because they did better than I thought they would, so i can say both Jam and TT especially Jamaica can be pleased with their performances.


nitro 2022-06-30 20:52:07 

In reply to FanAttick

Yeah, he is a character but I get the feeling he is very ill. I did not watch for long this morning but I felt for him when he said he WILL not live to see the '26 world cup.

FanAttick 2022-06-30 21:24:37 

In reply to nitro

Yeah. He’s been battling what appears to be serious medical issues for a while…in and out of UWI hospital

nitro 2022-06-30 22:29:53 

In reply to FanAttick

Nuff respect for him.

nitro 2022-06-30 22:47:54 

In reply to granite

Spanish speaking countries tend to have a football culture. I don't think the English speaking Caribbean have it so much.

nitro 2022-07-01 18:57:44 

Parents foot the bill to fly the team home. Thank God for the Diaspora.

Bless Up to the Marley family who are funding the Reggae Girlz. Watch the wutliss JFF and Fluffy Nuffy try tek credit when they qualify.

bdaTryangle 2022-07-01 19:41:36 

In reply to nitro

I'm guessing it's something along the lines of:
Central America - football by far the #1 sport
Spanish (and Dutch to an extent) Caribbean - football v baseball
English Caribbean - football v cricket (and Jamaica it's T&F)

So Central America may have way more resources and general passion (including professional clubs and sponsorship), and the rest of us have to rely more on drive and desire.

That said, when I or others post here on Nations League, etc, it doesn't get a fraction of the interest that Premier League does. We like European clubs way more than the local game. Not a soul blinked when Russell Latapy quit Barbados, for example. It is what it is.

nitro 2022-07-02 00:04:35 

In reply to bdaTryangle

Lack of self-belief. We settle for school boy rivalry. In Jamaica we settled for bronze at the Olympics until professionalism in the form of MVP and Racers track clubs came along. We need a similar revolution in football.

Until then we need to fix the finances of the JFF, have proper leaders such as Chris Williams and Chris Dehring in charge of it. Select the top available players, even if they were born in Mars of Jamaican parentage. No quota system.

nitro 2022-07-02 00:45:56 

lol lol lol Sorry young man but that was funny as hell.

FanAttick 2022-07-02 00:50:47 

In reply to nitro

Dominican Republic beats Guatemala on penalty kicks

Into the finals

Teams were locked 2-2 after extra time lol

nitro 2022-07-02 00:51:39 

Congrats Dom REP! Very good team this.

FanAttick 2022-07-02 02:56:22 

In reply to nitro

USA beats Honduras 3-0

USA v Dominican Republic in the final

FanAttick 2022-07-04 01:54:00 

In reply to nitro

USA 6, Dominican Republic 0
USA are Champions

nitro 2022-07-04 01:58:54 

In reply to FanAttick

USA by far the best team. 31 goals and 2 against.

FanAttick 2022-07-04 02:02:06 

In reply to nitro

Agreed. A class above

nitro 2022-07-06 20:56:42 

Young Duncan Mckenzie apparently has signed with Football Club Graficar In Belgrade, Serbia. It is the 2nd tier but it should be better than the JPL.

FanAttick 2022-07-06 21:03:35 

In reply to nitro

Young Duncan Mckenzie apparently has signed with Football Club Graficar In Belgrade, Serbia. It is the 2nd tier but it should be better than the JPL.

Not necessarily..if we go by what happened to Tyreek Magee who has warmed the bench since moving to Eupen in Belgium