Costa Rica smashes U.S. 3-0 in under-20 men’s soccer

March 13, 2009

Costa Rica´s under-20 men´s national team crushed the United States 3-0 Sunday in Macoya, Trinidad and Tabago, taking home a long-awaited CONCACAF Championship title.

The match featured Josué Martínez in a starring role, scoring two of his team´s three goals, helping the Ticos win their first regional U-20 crown since 1988.

Both teams have already earned their ticket to Egypt for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in September and October.

Joining them will be Honduras and Trinidad and Tobago, who came in third and fourth, respectively, in the CONCACAF tournament. The Hondurans beat Trinidad and Tobago 2-1on Sunday.

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