[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.