WATCH: Canada opens CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship vs. Costa Rica

On Thursday at 12 p.m. PT, Canada will open the group stage of the CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship against Costa Rica. Watch the match live in the window above.

Canada's roster features nine players from the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX program: Teni Akindoju, Maya Antoine, Tanya Boychuk, Ashley Cathro, Julia Grosso, Jordyn Huitema, Emma Regan, Jayde Riviere, and Caitlin Shaw.

Following Thursday's opener, Canada will face Trinidad & Tobago on Saturday and Haiti on Monday. The top two teams from each group will go on to compete in the knockout round to determine the three CONCACAF nations to qualify for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 to be held later in the year.

CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship Trinidad & Tobago 2018 – Canada’s Match Schedule (all times local to Trinidad and Tobago in AST).

  • Group Stage
    • Thursday, January 18, 2018, 16:00 Costa Rica v Canada
    • Saturday, January 20, 2018,18:30 Canada v Trinidad & Tobago 
    • Monday, January 22, 2018, 16:00 Haiti v Canada
  • Friday, January 26, 2018 – Semifinals 
  • 16:00 1B v 2A
  • 18:30 1A v 2B 
  • 16:00 L13 v L14
  • 18:30 W13 v W14
  • Sunday, January 28, 2018 – 3rd Place Match and Final 

Canada Soccer Roster: CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship Trinidad & Tobago 2018 (Alphabetical with Year of Birth, Club and Hometown)

  1. Teni Akindoju, 2001, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX / Soccer Nova Scotia REX Program / Dunbrack Soccer Club, Halifax, NS
  2. Maya Antoine, 2001, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX / Vaughan Soccer Club (League1 Ontario), Vaughan, ON
  3. Tanya Boychuk, 2000, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer Rex, Burnaby, BC / FC Edmonton Girls REX, Edmonton, AB
  4. Gabrielle Carle, 1998, Florida State University (NCAA), Lévis, QC
  5. Ashley Cathro, 2000, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX, Victoria, BC
  6. Malikae Dayes, 1999, University of Maryland, Brampton, ON
  7. Jessica De Filippo, 2001, Quebec REX / Lakeshore SC, Saint-Lazare, QC
  8. Shana Flynn, 2000, Unionville-Milliken SC (League1 Ontario), Brampton, ON
  9. Rylee Foster, 1998, West Virginia University (NCAA), Cambridge, ON (GK)
  10. Julia Grosso, 2000, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX, Vancouver, BC
  11. Jordyn Huitema, 2001, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX, Chilliwack, BC
  12. Nadège L’Espérance, 1999, University of Louisville (NCAA), Candiac, QC
  13. Jessica Lisi, 1998, University of Memphis (NCAA), Woodbridge, ON
  14. Lysianne Proulx, 1999, Syracuse University (NCAA), Boucherville, QC (GK)
  15. Emma Regan, 2000, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX, Burnaby, BC
  16. Jayde Riviere, 2001, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX / Markham Soccer Club, Pickering, ON
  17. Caitlin Shaw, 2001, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX, Coquitlam, BC
  18. Sarah Stratigakis, 1999, University of Michigan (NCAA), Woodbridge, ON
  19. Hannah Taylor, 1999, University of Oregon (NCAA), Edmonds, WA
  20. Ariel Young, 2001, Ottawa Fury, Ottawa, ON