USA go into CNL final four with youngest squad, Mexico are the oldest

March 21 – The USA go into the Nations League 2024 final four semi-finals at the AT&T stadium in Arlington, Texas, tonight with the youngest squad of the four teams competing.

In contrast Mexico go in to the finals tournament with the oldest squad – almost a full three years older than the US squad, on average, per player.

Mexico have a squad average age of 27 years and two days, against the US’s average age of 23 years and 307 days.

Jamaica have the second youngest squad followed by Panama.

Mexico have just three players born in or after 2000; defenders Julian Araujo (born 2001, CD Las Palmas) and Jesus Orozco (born 2002, Guadelajara) and striker Santiago Jimenez (born 2002, Feyenoord).

In contrast the USA have 13 of their original squad selection born in 2000 or later, though they have since had two replacements to their roster. The youngest US player is PSV’s Ricardo Pepi at 21 years old.

The oldest player at the finals is legendary Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa at 38 years old, while the youngest is 18-year-old Bailey Cadamarteri, called up for Jamaica from Sheffield Wednesday in England.

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