Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Ramos: 'We will take it one game at a time'
November 21st, 2012 6:57PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  under-20 world cup

MOST COMMENTED

[CONCACAF UNDER-20 CHAMPIONSHIP] The USA will play Costa Rica and Haiti in group play at the 2013 Concacaf U-20 Championship, which will run Feb. 18-March 3, 2013 at two venues in Puebla, Mexico.

The top two teams from each of the four groups advancing to the all-important quarterfinals to be played Feb. 26 and 27. The four winners will qualify for the 2013 U-20 World Cup June 21-July 13 in Turkey.

The Concacaf U-20 semifinals are scheduled for March 1, with the final and third-place game slated for March 3.

"It's not easy, but it's never easy," U.S. U-20 coach Tab Ramos said of the draw. "We have to prepare well. We have good opponents in our group. Costa Rica has been to the last three U-20 World Cups, so that's a tough opponent to have. I just went down to scout Haiti in Jamaica, so I know them well and I've watched them play. They are very good also, but we will be prepared."

The USA failed to qualify for the 2011 U-20 World Cup, dropping a 2-1 decision to host Guatemala in the quarterfinals.

"I want to make sure that in particular for this group, we have been and will continue to spell out how important it would be for them to participate in the Under-20 World Cup and to showcase themselves to the world," Ramos said. "None of that can happen if we don't have a great tournament here [in Mexico]. We won't look past what we have in front of us and, as everyone says, we will take it one game at a time."

The other three groups:

Group B: Canada, Nicaragua and Cuba.
Group C: Jamaica, Panama and Puerto Rico.
Group D: Mexico, El Salvador and Curacao.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Youth Soccer Reporter
Super-20 League All-Tournament Team    
[AWARDS] Carmine Colasurdo, who was named the Championship Game MVP in  leading Parsippany SC to the ...
Four-on-four competition moves to Queens    
[MLS FUTBOLITO] The 12th edition of ¡MLS Futbolito!, Major League Soccer's 4-v-4 tournament, moves to Flushing ...
Two Americans are among contest winners    
[UNREAL AROUND THE WORLD] Kelsey Waller from Reno, Nev., and Peter Touros from Queens, N.Y., were ...
New national boys competition will be launched    
[BOYS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP] A new national boys competition was launched with the formation of the 24-club ...
Lara scores four goals in FC Dallas Youth in semifinal win    
[U.S. YOUTH SOCCER] Sergio Lara scored four goals to lead FC Dallas Youth Premier to a ...
New Jersey's PDA wins first national championship    
[DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY] Brian White scored one goal and set up Ryan Peterson for the second goal ...
LA Galaxy Academy wins second U-15/16 title    
[DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY] The LA Galaxy Academy got goals from Dylan Smith and Juan Orozco to beat ...
Garcia named NPL general manager    
[U.S. CLUB SOCCER] Leo Garcia has been named the National Premier Leagues General Manager, filling a ...
Spaanstra leads Michigan Hawks to U-14 title    
[ECNL] Alexa Spaanstra's eighth goal in five games broke a 2-2 tie and give the Michigan ...
PDA completes back-to-back national championships    
[ECNL] PDA won the under-18 division at the Elite Clubs National League National Finals with a ...
>> Youth Soccer Reporter Archives