The USA, coached by U.S. under-18 head coach Omid Namazi while U-16 head coach Shaun Tsakiris is serving as an assistant coach with the U.S. U-17 national team, faces Brazil on Monday.
Barcelona-based De La Fuente, who scored on a penalty kick against Belgium, also scored in the loss to Japan, as did Gabe Segal of Bethesda SC.
USA starting XI vs. Mexico: Defreitas-Hansen, Hoffmann, Araujo, Rangel, Bender, Martinez, Morris, Segal, Rivas, Stojanovic, De La Fuente.
USA starting XI vs. Japan: Defreitas-Hansen, Hoffmann, Araujo, Rangel, Peraza, Anaya, Martinez, Morris, Anderson, Rivas, De La Fuente.
USA starting XI vs. Belgium: Ochoa, Martinez, Araujo, Rangel, Peraza, Anaya, Morris, Haro, Rivas, De La Fuente, Stojanovic.
U.S. U-16 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Nico Defreitas-Hansen (Everton/ENG), David Ochoa (Real Salt Lake).
DEFENDERS (5): Julian Araujo (Santa Barbara SC), Abraham Gonzalez (FC Golden State), Ian Hoffmann (Karlsruher/GER), Kevin Peraza (IMG Academy), Victor Rangel (FC Golden State).
MIDFIELDERS (6): Mario Anaya (San Jose Earthquakes), Armando Haro (San Diego Surf), Nelson Martinez (D.C. United), Matko Miljevic (Argentinos Juniors/ARG); Aidan Morris (Weston FC), Aidan O'Toole (Lonestar SC).
FORWARDS (7): Jalen Anderson (Oakwood SC), Jordan Bender (Orlando City), Mitch Cruz (LA United FA), Konrad De La Fuente (Barcelona/ESP), Jose Rivas (Weston FC), Gabe Segal (Bethesda SC), Stefan Stojanovic (Sockers FC).