Honduras didn't have the most convincing win over Canada in the opening game of the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, but the win's the thing in tournament play: 1-0 is as much worth three points as any other victory. The Hondurans will hope to add another three points today, all but clinching their place in the next round of the competition.
Antigua and Barbuda drew the shorts straw in Group A and had to play Mexico first. The Benna Boys likely won't be the only team at this tournament to lose 3-0 to Mexico, so they ought not to be written off simply because they lost to the Championship favorite. But they are considered the weakest team in this group, and nothing about their opening match altered that opinion.
Honduras and Douglas Martinez (expected to join New York Red Bulls II after the tournament) can be satisfied with another 1-0 win - it's all they need to stay on track for qualification for the U-20 World Cup, which will be awarded the top four teams in this competition. But a convincing victory would help to establish Los Catrachos claim to be one of the better sides in the Championship.
For Antigua and Barbuda - led by Seattle Sounders 2's Javorn Stevens - a win is essential if the team is to be considered at all likely to make any progress in this tournament.