Photo courtesy New York Red Bulls II
WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao – New York Red Bulls II defender Noah Powder and the Trinidad & Tobago U20 National Team qualified for the 2017 CONCACAF U20 Championship on Wednesday night after earning a 0-0 draw with Haiti in the final game of the group stage in the Caribbean Football Union U20 Tournament at Ergilio Hato Stadium.
Powder, who made 18 appearances for the Red Bulls II in the regular season and two in the 2016 USL Cup Playoffs, was part of a defense that did not concede a goal in its three group games. The 18-year-old also found the net in a 4-0 victory against Saint Lucia on Monday night as the side advanced in the tournament.
Trinidad & Tobago will face Antigua & Barbuda in the semifinals of the tournament on Friday night. The CONCACAF U20 Championship is set to be held next February in Costa Rica, and also serves as qualifying for the 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup in South Korea next May.