[USA UNDER-18 MEN]The U.S. under-18 men’s national team suffered to a 4-3 defeat to Mexico on a pair of stoppage-time goals by Erick Aguirre to conclude its stay at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center in Carson, Calif.
The U.S. led on three occasions thanks to a first-half penalty kick byJorge Ruiz (LA Galaxy academy) and second-half strikes from Sebastian Elney (Boca United) and Sebastian Saucedo(Real Salt Lake AZ).
The USA won its first game with a 2-1 win over Canada thanks to goals by Justen Glad, who recently signed as a homegrown player with Real Salt Lake, andCoy Craftof the FC Dallas academy program.
April 12 in Carson, Calif.
USA 3 Mexico 4.Goals: Ruiz pen. 41, Elney 62, Saucedo 76; Cruz 54, Arellano 69, Aguirre 92+, 95+.
USA --Marcinkowski (Klinsmann, 61); L.Chavez, Pineda, Glad, Pelaez; Ruiz, Yueill (Scott, 61), Swanson, Akale (Elney, 61); Saucedo, Craft (Fernandez, 88).
Mexico --Rascon; Jimenez, Rangel (Alvarez, 44), Castrejon, Cordova; Aguirre, Arellano (J.Chavez, 94), Tapias, R.Cruz; Aguilar (Gonzalez, 82), L.Cruz (Godinez, 81)