Every United States group stage match from the CONCACAF U-20 Championship will be televised live on Fox Sports 2. The tournament serves as qualifying for the U-20 World Cup, so it is a major competition for the Americans, and it will all be broadcast in the U.S. The playoffs and final will also be on TV, while all of the U.S. matches will be on Fox Sports Go.
The U.S. heads to the tournament as co-favorites, along with Mexico. It is one of the Americans' most talented U-20 teams in years, with professionals littering the team. Emerson Hyndman, who is already a part of the Fulham first team, is the star, while the Columbus Crew's Romain Gall has been excellent with the U-20 team. Junior Flores was a U-17 star and is currently with Borussia Dortmund, so this will be a chance for American fans to see him again, while Paul Arriola gets run with the Club Tijuana first team and Kellyn Acosta and Tommy Thompson are regulars in MLS.
If the U.S. wins their group at the tournament, they automatically qualify for the U-20 World Cup. If they finish second or third, they have to go to a playoff to qualify.
In addition to all of the U.S. group stage matches on Fox Sports 2, the final will also be on Fox Sports 2. The two playoff matches will be on Fox Soccer Plus. Fox Sports 2 will also carry all of Mexico's matches, as well Fox Sports Go, while every non-U.S or Mexico match can be streamed on Fox Soccer 2Go.
Fox Sports 2 has a fraction of the distribution of Fox Sports 1, but it still in a fair number of homes. It is available on DirecTV channel 618, DISH channel 397, Verizon Fios channel 84 and ATT&T U-Verse channel 1651/651, as well as other cable carriers.
Group stage schedule (all times ET)
- January 9 vs. Guatemala, 5:30 p.m. - Fox Sports 2
- January 11 vs. Panama, 5:30 p.m. - Fox Sports 2
- January 14 vs. Aruba, 5:30 p.m. - Fox Sports 2
- January 18 vs. Jamaica, 8 p.m. - Fox Sports 2
- January 21 vs. Trinidad and Tobago - Fox Sports 2
Playoff stage schedule (all times ET)
- January 24, Playoff No. 1, 2 p.m. - Fox Soccer Plus
- January 24, Playoff No. 2, 5 p.m. - Fox Soccer Plus
- January 24, Final, 8 p.m. - Fox Sports 2