Bradenton, Florida | IMG Center
A second half goal from Jordan Peruzza was not enough for Canada Soccer’s Men’s U-20 National Team to defeat St. Kitts and Nevis action at the Concacaf Under-20 Championship 2018. Two first half goals from St. Kitts and Nevis saw Canada stall on six points tied for second in Group D. The young Canadians will play Martinique on 10 November live on Concacafgo.com.
Despite having the majority of possession, Canada were unable to capitalize in the first half. St. Kitts and Nevis scored in the 22’ and the 38’. In the 72’, after a long run from Émile Legault resulted in a Canadian free kick at the top of the 18, Jordan Peruzza drove the free kick into the left side of the goal to pull Canada to within one.
LINEUP & NOTES
Canada’s starting lineup featured Thomas Hasal in goal, Émile Legault at right back, Antonio Romero and Yohan Le Bourhis at centre back, Terique Mohammed at left back, and Benson Fazili, Noag Verhoeven, captain Noble Okello, José Hernández, Adonijah Reid and Theo Bair from the midfield up through to the attack.
In the second half, coach Andrew Olivieri replaced Hernández with Mathieu Choinière and Reid with Jordan Perruzza (46'), and Legault with Clément Bayiha (83’).
The Canada-St. Kitts and Nevis match was one of eight matches at the IMG Center in Bradenton on Thursday 8 November as part of the 87-match 2018 Concacaf Men’s Under-20 Championship.