U.S. under-18 national team winger Paul Arriola
scored in his Tijuana debut, giving the Xolos a 5-0 lead
over Club America in a match it eventually won, 5-2, Saturday night before 28,759 fans at San Diego’s Petco Park.
Arriola, who hails from nearby Chula Vista, played for the LA
Galaxy's academy team before signing with Tijuana in the spring and foregoing a scholarship to UCLA.
He came on as a sub against America and scored on a long-range shot in the 54th
Fellow American Greg Garza
started for Tijuana, which was missing U.S. national team players Joe
, Edgar Castillo
and Herculez Gomez