Monday, March 9, 2009

Canada's men's U-20 team won 2-0 over Mexico

Canada's men's U-20 team won 2-0 over Mexico today in its second match at the 2009 CONCACAF Men's Under-20 Championship. Despite being forced down to 10 men in the second half, Canada rallied to score two goals in a must-win against Mexico. Randy Edwini-Bonsu scored both goals while Adam Street posted the clean sheet at Marvin Lee Stadium in Macoya, Trinidad & Tobago.

It was a huge win for Canada after losing their tournament opener.

Nice to see Whitecap Edwini-Bonsu to score a pair of goals. A lot of pressure will be on Randy when he plays for the Whitecaps this season after the Caps lost their two top scorers in Eduardo Sebrango and Nicholas Addlery in the off-season.

Canada wraps up round-robin play Wednesday against Costa Rica.
The loss was the second for Mexico and , combined with a 0-0 draw between Trinidad & Tobago and Costa Rica, eliminated the 10-time CONCACAF champion from contention. The results left Trinidad and Costa Rica atop Group B with four points each, one ahead of Canada. Mexico was last with zero points and only a match against host Trinidad & Tobago remaining on Wednesday. Canada will face Costa Rica on Wednesday with the winner advancing to the semifinals. A draw also would advance Costa Rica to the semifinals.

The top two teams in each of the two pools will advance to the tournament semifinals - and qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Egypt 2009.

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