Bermuda v Costa Rica U20 Football Preview

February 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bermuda’s U/20 football team is set to match up against Costa Rica today [Feb 25], as they continue taking part in the CONCACAF U20 Championships in Costa Rica.

This will be their third game of this series, following after their 1 – 1 draw with Trinidad & Tobago and their match against El Salvador, which saw El Salvador win 3 – 1. Oneko Lowe scored for Bermuda in the match against Trinidad, while Mazhye Burchall scored for Bermuda against El Salvador.

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Bermuda’s U20 Gombey Warriors include Jahquil Hill of Stafford Rangers FC, Ahria Simons of X’roads, David Jones of Iikeston, Nathan Rego of SBRC, Tahzeiko Harris of Somerset, Amar Lewis of Dandy Town, Oneko Lowe of Dandy Town, Liam Evans of Robin Hood, Tehvan Tyrell of Iikeston, Kacy Butterfield of Walsall FC, Osagi Bascome of Bristol City FC, Jahkari Furbert of BAA, Detre Bell of NVCC, Mazhye Burchall of PHC, Paul Douglas of BAA, Mikiel Thomas of DRC, Jahnazae Swan of Dandy Town, Jaz Ratteray Smith of Somerset, Zenawi Bowen of North Village, and Knory Scott of North Village.

The match preview, as posted by CONCACAF, is below:

Costa Rica v Bermuda, 5:00 p.m. ET

All-Time CU20 series [3 games played] – Wins: CRC-3, BER-0; Draws: 0; Goals: CRC-9, TRI-2

- Last CU20 Meeting: May 5, 1992 [at Kelowna, Canada] –Costa Rica 4, Bermuda 0

Costa Rica

- 2017 CU20 Results: 0-1 loss v El Salvador; 1-0 win v Trinidad & Tobago [Randall Leal 54’]

- Appearances: 19 [1962, 1974, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2017]

- Best Finish: Champion-2 [1988, 2009]

- Record: 47W-15D-20L [178GF, 80GA]

- Qualification: Host

- 11 players saw action in run to 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup quarterfinals

- Forward Andy Reyes: with 5 goals, second leading scorer in 2015 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship; netted in 2-1 win over South Africa in 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

- Midfielder Luis Hernandez played every minute of Costa Rica’s U-17 World Cup campaign; scored 1 goal in 2015 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship

- Goalkeeper Alejandro Barrientos and defender Pablo Arboine also played every minute in 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

- Forward Kevin Masis: scored 1 goal in 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup; scored 2 in 2015 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship

- Midfielder Diego Mesen: scored 1 goal in 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup goal

- Forward Jostin Daly: scored 3 goals in 2015 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship

- Forward Jonathan Martinez scored 1 goal in 2015 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship

- Midfielder Roberto Cordoba appeared in all 5 games in 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup

- In last CONCACAF Under-20 Championship appearance in 2013, lost two games, which was the same number suffered in its previous three participations combined

- Prior to losing 2 games in the 2013 CU20, lost 1 match or fewer in previous 11 appearances

- U-20 World Cup Appearances: 8 [1989, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2007, 2009, 2011]

Bermuda

- 2017 CU20 Results: 1-1 draw v Trinidad & Tobago [Oneko Lowe 69’]; 1-3 loss v El Salvador [Mazhye Burchall 75’]

- Appearances: 12 [1970, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 2017]

- Best Finish: Quarterfinals-1 [1980]

- Record: 8W-5D-24L [46GF, 86GA]

- Qualification: Third Place, Caribbean

- Qualification Record: W-4; D-1; L-3; GF-18; GA-12

- Qualification Results: Bermuda 3, Cayman Islands 0; Haiti 3, Bermuda 0; Anguilla 0, Bermuda 7; Bermuda 3, St. Kitts & Nevis 1; Curacao 1, Bermuda 1; Antigua & Barbuda 3, Bermuda 2; Haiti 3, Bermuda 0; Trinidad & Tobago 1, Bermuda 2

- Qualification Scorers: Jaz Ratteray-Smith, Tevahn Tyrell (3); Mazhye Burchall, Liam Evans, Knory Scott (2); Osagi Bascome, Paul Douglas, Jahkari Furbert, David Jones, Jahnaze Swan, Mikiel Thomas (1)

- Midfielder/forward Osagi Bascome: signed a contract with English Championship side Bristol City on February 9, 2017, with an option for a further year; while on trial with Bristol City, scored one goal and assisted on two others in three appearances with the U23 team; made senior debut for Bermuda in a 1-0 loss to the visiting Dominican Republic in a Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup match on June 4, 2016

- Kacy Milan Butterfield: in June 2016, signed a one-year contract with English League One side Walsall thanks in part to a recommendation by Bermuda U20 head coach Kyle Lightbourne, who starred for the club in the 1990s; has been a regular starter in the development side this season

- 1-1 draw v Trinidad & Tobago on February 19, 2017, was Bermuda’s first CU20 game since drawing with Trinidad & Tobago, 0-0, on May 7, 1992, in Kelowna, Canada

- Scored 1 goal or fewer in 29 of 37 all-time CU20 matches, including last 10

- U-20 World Cup Appearances: 0

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