U.S. teams ousted from Copa Chivas

The two U.S. entries in the 15-team 2015 Copa Chivas were both eliminated in group play for players born in 1997. With a 1-0 loss against Chile's Universidad Catolica, the U.S. U-18 national team finished with a 1-2-1 win-loss-tie record while scoring only twice. FC Dallas finished 0-2-2 and was outscored 11-3.

The Coach Javier Perez-coached U.S. team opened with a 1-0 win over Morelia before losing to Cruzeiro, 1-0, and tying Club Tijuana, 1-1.

Malcolm Jones was ejected at the end of the USA’s loss to Catolica and three American players received yellow cards.

FC Dallas tied Urawa (2-2) and Mexico’s Atlas (0-0) and lost to Guadalajara (6-0) and Paranaense (3-1).

The eight teams that advanced to the second round were: Universidad Catolica, Chivas Guadalajara, Mexico, River Plate, Atlas, Paranaense, Cruzeiro and Boca Juniors.

Club teams were allowed to field three players born in 1996.

Feb. 3 in Guadalajara.
Universidad Catolica 1, USA 0. Goals: Medel 25.
USA lineup -- Klinsmann, Duncan (Burns, 72), M. Pineda, Jones, Pelaez, Boakye (Sabbi, 35), Wilson (Yueill, 59), Saucedo, Lennon, Mansaray (Williamson, 35), Elney.

2 comments about "U.S. teams ousted from Copa Chivas ".
  1. R2 Dad, February 4, 2015 at 11:32 p.m.

    That's not like our U teams, that red card. Does anyone know if they used FIFA/CONCACAF referees or Mexican referees? What exactly happened? I can't find highlights anywhere.

  2. Futsal nation, February 6, 2015 at 12:28 a.m.

    What happened was that USA U18 lost to a Chile team and a Brazilian team, was able to tie a Mexican team, and get one win vs another mexican team in what turned out to be the weakest group of the 3 with none of those teams advancing to the semi's. Doesnt seem like they were cheated if thats what you propose. They didnt play vs hosts or Mexican U17 team , who did make it to Semi's even though younger. Maybe SA can focus more on these problems than in every little sentence that comes out of JK's mouth??

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