MIAMI, Florida – The group stage of the 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League is complete and in League C there were many notable performances at both the individual and team levels.
In League C there was almost always the promise of a multi-goal affair, with a goals per game average of 4.1 making for 123 goals and 49 assists in all matches.
Home teams accounted for 73 of the goals and just 50 for away sides. Perhaps the biggest contrast came in Week 3 when there were 31 home goals and just five for visiting teams.
League C was also not for the faint of heart, with the large majority of goals being scored in the second half, and in particular in the final 15 minutes.
The second half of matches produced 75 goals, as opposed to 48 in the first half, and an astounding 36 goals were tallied in the final 15 minutes.
There were 29 victories in all and 18 times the team that scored first managed to secure a win. In the back, goalkeepers kept 18 clean sheets and made 199 saves.
Guadeloupe’s Raphael Mirval took home honors as the top-scoring player in League C with seven goals, while Aaron Dennis of the US Virgin Islands had the most goal situations (22) and shots on goal (11).
Alejandro Galindo displayed his consistency for Guatemala by leading the way in passes completed (176), while Kevin Zonzon of Saint Martin was the most precise with an impressive passing efficiency rating of 96.2%.
At the tender age of 16, Thierry Gale of Barbados was the youngest goalscorer in League C, while Saint Martin’s 37-year-old mainstay Wilfried Dalmat was the oldest scorer.
Lionel Brown of the US Virgin Islands was the GK pressed into duty the most, with 30 saves, while no one came off the bench to play more minutes than Jermaine Wilson of the Cayman Islands (119).
Guatemala was by far the most prolific team attacking-wise, with the most goals (25), assists (16), goal situations (98) and passing effectiveness (89.7%). Special mention is also deserving for Barbados, who had the most shots on goal (34) and ball recoveries (47).