DURHAM – The hunt for the Duke sophomore Cat Rader and the United States U20 Women’s Youth National Team begin the 2023 Concacaf Championship in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday. The first match for the USA will be on Wednesday at 19, live on FS1 against Panama.
The qualification takes place from 24 May to 3 June. The U.S. next faces Jamaica on Friday, May 26 (6 p.m. ET on FS2) and wraps up group play against Canada on Sunday, May 28 (6 p.m. ET on FS2). All USA Group A matches will be played at the Estadio Olimpico Felix Sanchez in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic.
The United States is aiming for one of three spots at the 2024 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup (where a host has yet to be named) and a record eighth Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship, after dominant runs to the confederation’s crown in 2020 and 2022 during tournaments also played in the Dominican Republic.
Rader, a native of Stuart, Fla., is coming off an impressive freshman campaign with the Blue Devils as she tied for second nationally among freshmen with 12 goals while leading all freshmen nationally in points with 29. She earned TopDrawerSoccer and College Soccer News All-Freshman honors as they win ACC Freshman of the Year.
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