The Barbados national Under-20 football team rewrote history when they became one of the two national teams to qualify for a major tournament.
The young Tridents marched over the Cayman Islands 3-0 to top Group D in their final qualifying game of the 2020 Concacaf Under-20 Men’s Championship to advance to the Round of 16.
Playing before a packed stadium at the Juan Roman Loubriel Stadium in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Captain Niall Reid-Stephen led his side to the victory.
While Cayman Islands kept the pressure up and tried to upend the Tridents throughout the first half, the home side returned to the pitch and delivered, with shots from Reid-Stephen in the 60th minute, followed by Donte Greenidge in the 84th and 85th.
Following this victory, the Tridents will face the winner of Group E which includes powerhouse and topped ranked USA, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis or Costa Rica on June 28.
Once they secure victory in that round, can encounter Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Haiti or Panama.
Barbados will face off in the next round against the winner of Group E consisting of United States of America, Costa Rica, Jamaica and St Kitts and Nevis on June 28.
If they are successful, they could be drawn into a potential quarter-final two days later, against the likes of Panama, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago or Suriname.
Barbados now sits atop the group on nine points, followed by Puerto Rico (4), Cayman Islands (3) and Bermuda (1).