El Paso, Texas, product Santiago Munoz, who moved to Mexico's Santos after being discovered at the 2017 Alianza de Futbol showcase, scored a hat trick on Sunday to lead Mexico to a 5-0 win over
Trinidad & Tobago at the Concacaf U-17 Men's Championship in Bradenton, Florida.
Munoz, who also scored in the 5-0 win over Jamaica, received offers from three MLS clubs (Houston,
Seattle and the LA Galaxy) in addition to six Mexican clubs.
Fellow American Efrain Alvarez (LA Galaxy) and Munoz have combined for six of the 11 goals Mexico has scored in its
three wins at the Concacaf championship. It has moved into the round of 16 against Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Three other round-of-16 matches have been set: El Salvador-Jamaica, Haiti-Dominican
Republic and Trinidad & Tobago-Honduras.
The USA has already clinched a spot in the knockout stage and only needs a tie against Guatemala on Monday to win the Group F title and set up
a date in the round of 16 against Guadeloupe. The winners of the four quarterfinal games on May 12 advance to the 2019 Under-17 World Cup in Brazil.