Puerto Rico national under-20 football team

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Puerto Rico Under 20
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) El Huracán Azul
(The Blue Hurricane)
Association Federación Puertorriqueña de Fútbol
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Head coach Jeaustin Campos
Home stadium Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium
FIFA code PUR
First colours
Second colours
First international
Mexico Mexico 16 - 0 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
(Ottawa, Ottawa; August 20, 1974)
Biggest win
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 7 - 1 Anguilla Anguilla
(San Juan, San Juan; November 22, 1991)
Biggest defeat
Mexico Mexico 16 - 0 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
(Ottawa, Ottawa; August 20, 1974)

The Puerto Rico U-20 national football team is the Under-20 team of Puerto Rico and serves as a youth team for the Puerto Rico national football team. Their most recent games were for the 2009 CONCACAF U-20 Championship qualifying. They defeated the Cayman Islands, and lost to Jamaica and Bermuda.

The team was recently "Re-Born" and just completed a highly successful appearance at the 2012 Dallas Cup. The team has begun preparation for the 2013 U-20 World Cup, to be held in Turkey during the Summer of 2013.

The results from the Dallas Cup are as follows:

April 1, 2012 Puerto Rico National Team 2, Houston Dynamo, US Soccer Development Academy 0

April 2, 2012 Puerto Rico National Team 2, Dallas Texans 1

April 4, 2012 Puerto Ricn National Team 3, Shattuck St. Mary's US Soccer Development Academy 1

The team took all 9 points to win their bracket only to fall in the first knockout round to an excellent Arsenal FC, a US Soccer Development Academy team, 3-1.

The team will now continue preparation for the 2013 U-20 qualifiers. The first round of the CONCACAF qualifiers has been announced for the end of July, 2012. The team will face Haiti, Bermuda and Barbados in the first round.

Tournament Results[edit]

U-20 CONCACAF Championship[edit]

  • 1974 - Did not qualify
  • 1976 - Did not qualify
  • 1978 - Did not qualify
  • 1980 - Did not enter
  • 1982 - Did not qualify
  • 1984 - Did not qualify
  • 1986 - 1990 - Did not enter
  • 1993 - Did not qualify
  • 1995 - 2001 - Did not enter
  • 2003 - Did not qualify
  • 2003 - Did not qualify
  • 2005 - Did not enter
  • 2007 - Did not enter
  • 2009 - Did not qualify

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship February 18 – March 2, 2013.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Matthew Sanchez (1994-08-04) 4 August 1994 (age 20) United States Loyola University
1GK Karlo Morell[1] (1994-10-01) 1 October 1994 (age 20) United States Iona College (New York)[2]
2DF Carlos Rosario (1994-01-30) 30 January 1994 (age 21) Puerto Rico Bayamon FC
2DF Thomas Flecha (1993-01-07) 7 January 1993 (age 22) Puerto Rico Spadi Soccer Academy
2DF Emilio Cordero (1993-02-07) 7 February 1993 (age 22) United States Pittsburgh Panthers
2DF Gustavo Rivera (1993-06-04) 4 June 1993 (age 21) United States Barry University
2DF Juan Coca (1993-05-31) 31 May 1993 (age 22) Finland Kultsu FC
2DF Alberto Montesino Puerto Rico Conquistadores de Guaynabo
2DF Tomas Vazquez
3MF Alex Oikkonen (1994-10-15) 15 October 1994 (age 20) Finland Kultsu FC
3MF Emmanuel D'Andrea (1995-01-20) 20 January 1995 (age 20) Spain Sevilla C
3MF David Caban United States University of Wisconsin
3MF Deniz Bozkurt United States Florida Atlantic University
3MF Álvaro Betancourt (1994-02-08) 8 February 1994 (age 21) United States Valparaiso University
3MF Michael Fernandez Puerto Rico University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
3MF Carlos Rivera
4FW Reid Strain (1994-01-04) 4 January 1994 (age 21) Costa Rica Saprissa
4FW Jose Abrams United States Fort Lauderdale Schulz Academy
4FW Raymond Olavarria United States Ohio State University
4FW Joseph Marrero (1993-04-09) 9 April 1993 (age 22) Finland Kultsu FC

See also[edit]

Puerto Rico national football team Puerto Rico national Football Team Fan Website

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