2015 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship
|City||San Pedro Sula|
|Dates||3–13 December 2015|
|Teams||8 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||2 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||United States (5th title)|
|Goals scored||63 (3.94 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Mallory Pugh (7 goals)|
|Best player(s)||Mallory Pugh|
|Best goalkeeper||Rosemary Chandler|
|Fair play award||Canada|
The 2015 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship was the 8th edition of the CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship, the biennial international youth football championship organised by CONCACAF for the women's under-20 national teams of the North, Central American and Caribbean region. The tournament was hosted by Honduras and took place between 3–13 December 2015, as announced by CONCACAF on 7 May 2015. A total of eight teams played in the tournament.
Same as previous editions, the tournament acted as the CONCACAF qualifiers for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. The top three teams qualified for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Papua New Guinea.
The eight berths were allocated to the three regional zones as follows:
- Three teams from the North American Zone (NAFU), i.e., Canada, Mexico and the United States, who all qualified automatically
- Two teams from the Central American Zone (UNCAF), including Honduras who qualified automatically as hosts
- Three teams from the Caribbean Zone (CFU)
Regional qualification tournaments were held to determine the four teams joining Canada, Mexico, the United States, and hosts Honduras at the final tournament.
The following eight teams qualified for the final tournament.
|Team||Qualification||Appearance||Previous best performances||Previous FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup appearances|
|North American Zone (NAFU)|
|Canada||Automatic||6th||Winner (2004, 2008)||6|
|Mexico||Automatic||8th||Runner-up (2010, 2014)||6|
|United States||Automatic||8th||Winner (2006, 2010, 2012, 2014)||7|
|Central American Zone (UNCAF) qualified through Central American qualifying competition|
|Honduras||Hosts||2nd||Group stage (2014)||0|
|Panama||Group winner||5th||Fourth place (2012)||0|
|Caribbean Zone (CFU) qualified through Caribbean qualifying competition|
|Haiti||Final round winner||3rd||Group stage (2002)||0|
|Jamaica||Final round runner-up||8th||Fourth place (2006)||0|
|Trinidad and Tobago||Final round 3rd place||7th||Fourth place (2014)||0|
The tournament was hosted in San Pedro Sula. In the original schedule, the Estadio Francisco Morazán would host the opening day matches for Group A, as well as the semifinals, third place match and the final, while the Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano would host the remaining Group A matches and all of the Group B matches. In the final schedule, eight group matches were relocated to the Escuela Internacional Sampedrana due to rain, while all matches initially scheduled for the Estadio Francisco Morazán was played at the Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano.
The eight teams were drawn into two groups of four teams. Tournament host Honduras were seeded in Group A, while defending CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship champion United States were seeded in Group B.
|Pot 1||Pot 2|
Players born on or after 1 January 1996 were eligible to compete in the tournament. Each team could register a maximum of 20 players (two of whom must be goalkeepers).
The top two teams of each group advanced to the semi-finals. The teams were ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers would be applied in the following order:
- Goal difference in all group matches;
- Greatest number of goals scored in all group matches;
- Greatest number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
- Goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned;
- Greater number of goals scored in all group matches between the teams concerned;
- Drawing of lots.
The two matches originally scheduled on 5 December 2015 (Jamaica vs Canada and Trinidad and Tobago vs Honduras) were postponed due to heavy rain. As a result, all subsequent group matches were delayed by a day and relocated to the Escuela Internacional Sampedrana in San Pedro Sula.
|4||Trinidad and Tobago||3||0||0||3||1||10||−9||0|
|Canada||2–0||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Bahr 4', 43'||Report||Shaw 23' (pen.), 73'|
Flynn 27' (pen.)
Pryce 50', 68', 80'
|Trinidad and Tobago||0–2||Honduras|
|Trinidad and Tobago||1–6||Jamaica|
|Leander 30'||Report||Shaw 8'
Nelson-Lawes 21', 34', 46', 86'
|Report||Stratigakis 5', 16'|
|1||United States||3||2||1||0||14||3||+11||7||Knockout stage|
Mondésir 31' (pen.), 53'
|Pugh 20' (pen.)
Report (US Soccer)
|Martínez 12', 88'
Sánchez 31', 77'
Bernal 84' (pen.)
|Gutiérrez 82'||Report||Hedge 8'
Pugh 11', 78'
Scarpa 42', 47', 90+3'
Pugh 35', 44'
|11 December – San Pedro Sula|
|Canada (p)||0 (5)|
|13 December – San Pedro Sula|
|11 December – San Pedro Sula|
|13 December – San Pedro Sula|
Winners qualified for 2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.
|Sanchez 33', 38'
Pugh 35', 60'
Velásquez 90+6' (o.g.)
Third place playoff
Winner qualified for 2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.
|2015 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship|
Qualified teams for FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
The following three teams from CONCACAF qualified for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.
|Team||Qualified on||Previous appearances in tournament1|
|United States||11 December 2015||7 (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)|
|Canada||11 December 2015||6 (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014)|
|Mexico||13 December 2015||6 (2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)|
- 1 Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.
- 7 goals
- 5 goals
- 4 goals
- 3 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- 1 own goal
The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.
- Best XI
- Goalkeeper: Rosemary Chandler
- Right Defender: Emily Fox
- Central Defender: Bianca St. Georges
- Central Defender: Natalie Jacobs
- Left Defender: Tierna Davidson
- Right Midfielder: Jessie Scarpa
- Central Midfielder: Kiana Palacios
- Central Midfielder: Savannah DeMelo
- Central Midfielder: Sarah Stratigakis
- Left Midfielder: Ashley Sanchez
- Forward: Mallory Pugh
- Golden Ball
- Golden Boot
- Mallory Pugh (7 goals)
- Golden Glove
- Fair Play Award
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