U20 CONCACAF Championship Opens on Fox Soccer

luis gil, u20 us soccerFOX Soccer will broadcast all of the tournament matches at the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, which includes the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team . The U.S. U-20 MNT group matches against Haiti on Feb. 18 and Costa Rica on Feb. 22 will be televised on FOX Soccer, with both games kicking off at 5:30 p.m. CT. Follow the team at the YNT blog and on twitter @ussoccer_ynt.

The U.S. Men’s U-20 roster includes one of the country’s top emerging players, Luis Gil, a rising star in Major League Soccer (Real Salt Lake). The U-20 competition also features a Mexican side that reached the semi-finals at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia.

Monday February 18 17:30 – CONCACAF U-20 CHAMPIONSHIP: Haiti v USA
Tuesday February 19 20:00 – CONCACAF U-20 CHAMPIONSHIP: Mexico v Curacao
Friday February 22 17:30 – CONCACAF U-20 CHAMPIONSHIP: USA v Costa Rica
Saturday February 23 18:00 – CONCACAF U-20 CHAMPIONSHIP: Mexico v El Salvador

The Quarterfinals begin a week from tomorrow, on the 26th, I’ll have an update then.

The tournament is followed by the Men’s U-17 fixtures on April 6-19 in Panama. Both competitions feature twelve teams battling for the top-four spots to automatically advance to the 2013 U-17 FIFA World Cup in Turkey and U-20 FIFA World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

The games are part of a new group of CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) competitions that FOX Soccer has added to its schedule. Added are the 2015 CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifying, 2013 CONCACAF Men’s Under-17 and Under-20 Championships and 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 and Under-20 Championships. These additions, along with the CONCACAF Champions League and 2013 Gold Cup scheduled later this year, ensure FOX Soccer will continue to have content as they address the competitive landscape with ESPN and the new NBC Sports network.

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