Mexico win the CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship for the first time in history!
Mexico earned its first CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship title in history after beating USA on penalties in the 2018 Final!
Mexico defeated the four-time defending champion, USA in the Final of the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship.
The Mexicans took the lead in the 33rd minute through Dayana Cazare but after a defensive error, USA equalised in the 49th minute as Tierna Davidson found the net.
The match ended 1-1 after extra-time and a penalty shoot-out would decide the outcome of this contest. Two saves from impressive goalkeeper Emily Alvarado helped earn her team a 4-2 win on penalties over USA, with Katty Martinez, Jimena Lopez, Mia Villegas and Belen Cruz converting for Mexico.
Mexico, USA and Haiti will represent CONCACAF in the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, August 5-24 in France.
2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship – Award Winners
Champions – Mexico
Runners-up – USA
3rd Place – Haiti
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Fair Play Award – Mexico
Golden Glove – Emily Alvarado (Mexico)
Golden Boot – Jordyn Huitema (Canada)
Golden Ball – Miriam García (Mexico)