Eight Americans start in Mexico Sub-20 final

Tijuana started seven Americans, including U.S. international Paul Arriola, in the second leg of the final of Mexico's Sub-20 championship.

Xolos got goals from 17-year-old Brandon Vazquez  and  Amando Moreno, who been called up for the USA-Puerto Rico friendly along with Arriola, in a 3-2 win that evened the series, 3-3, but fell in the shootout. The match drew more than 15,000 fans at the Estadio Caliente.

Also starting for Tijuana were goalkeeper Carlos Lopez, 19, defenders John Requejo, 20, and Angel Uribe, 17, and midfielder Fernando Arce, 19. Another American, 18-year-old Jesus Enriquez, was on the bench.

Queretaro started 20-year-old Josue Soto, formerly of Division II school Cal Baptist.

Two Americans started on the bench -- Edwin Lara and Luis Flores, for Pachuca and Santos, respectively -- in the second leg of the final of the Sub-17 championship won by Pachuca, 7-1 (8-2 on aggregate).
1 comment about "Eight Americans start in Mexico Sub-20 final".
  1. Ric Fonseca, May 30, 2016 at 2:22 p.m.

    First a hearty congratulations to the young Mexican-Americans mentioned on this piece. Second, I and many others I am sure, would have preferred to have read that "Eight Americans of Mexican Descent..." started in the Mexico U20 Final. Third, my question is why aren't these young Americans of Mexican descent playing FOR the US MNT U20??? And then one wonders why in hell we can't - the US Soccer communities and head honchos - field a competitive team, and cry a river of tears when we get our butts handed to us by other countries? As usual, this boggles the mind, and I don't know how many of you other feel the same?

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