As an automatic North American entrant, Mexico will be competing in the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship for a 25th time.
With a record 13 titles, including the last three, the Tricolor is easily the most successful side in Confederation history. No other nation has lifted the U-20 trophy more than twice.
The 2017 roster is loaded with talent and is supported by numerous players who were part of the Mexico side that won the 2015 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship. Club America defender Ulises Torres, the team’s top scorer in that competition with four goals, keeps progressing up the international ladder. Forward Claudio Zamudio (3 goals in 2015) and midfielder Kevin Magaña (2 goals in 2015) are also in the squad. All three scored in the 2015 U-17 final, a 3-0 win over host Honduras.
Another Club America competitor to watch is defender Edson Alvarez. The 19-year-old is a rising star, scoring in the Aguilas’ 2-0 Liga MX Clausura win at Morelia on February 4, 2017. Days later, he made his senior Mexico in debut in a 1-0 win over Iceland in an international friendly.
Defender Joaquin Esquivel helped Pachuca reach the 2016/17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals, scoring two goals in as many games.
Before the 2017 tournament starts, Mexico is unbeaten in its last 17 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship matches (14W-3D-0L).