[TORNEO DELLE NAZIONI]For the second time in two days, the U.S. under-15 boys national team came up against older competition at Torneo delle Nazioni, falling 2-1 to Mexico's U-16s a day after it lost to host Slovenia's U-16s, 4-0. Against Mexico, the USA faced goalkeeper Romero Abraham -- who attended the U.S. U-17 Residency Program last fall.
The U.S. goal came when center back Kyle Gruno lofted a long ball over the Mexico back line for striker Lucas Del Rosario, who chipped it over Mexico goalkeeper Romero Abraham -- who attended the U.S. U-17 Residency Program last fall but was behind Kevin Silva and Will Pulisic on the depth chart for the highly rated U.S. U-16s. Abraham returned to his home in Altadena, Calif., and rejoined the LA Galaxy academy program.
April 26 in Savogna d’Isonzo, Italy
USA 1 Mexico 2.Goals: Esquivel 3, Lara 40; Del Rosario 40.
USA --Lopez; Uribe, Gruno, Eves, Alfaro, Torres, Trujillo (Raygoza, 51), Gonzalez (Aguilera, 22), Carranza; Marin, Del Rosario.
April 25 in Bilje, Slovenia
Slovenia 4 USA 0.Goals: Elsnik 10, Mlakar 35, Petrovic 55, Zizek 58.
USA --Avilez; Kash (Raygoza, 46), Gruno, Eves (Uribe, 38), Alfaro, Torres, Trujillo (Wright, 44), Gonzalez, Carranza; Marquez (Marin, 30), Del Rosario.