The Philadelphia Union beat Santa Ana of El Salvador, 2-1, in Saturday’s final to win the 2019 Under-13 Concacaf Champions League crown at the Costa Rican soccer federation's training
The Union got goals from Matthew Routzhan
and Angel Medrano
-- his sixth goal in three games in the knockout round and 10th of the tournament -- and then held off a
Santa Ana comeback attempt.
Mexican-born Medrano scored four goals in a span of 23 minutes in the Union’s 4-1 win over Guerreros Coahuila of Mexico in the quarterfinals. In the
semifinals, the Union beat Comunicaciones of Guatemala, 3-0, with goals from Dominic Wilson
, Routzahn and Medrano, who had starred for the Michigan Jaguars at the USYS U-13 national
championships this summer.
The Union beat Honduran club Luz y Vida, 8-0, Costa Rica's Futbol Consultants, 2-0, and Mexico's Chapulineros de Oaxaca, 3-1, in the group stage.
The two other MLS entrants, the Vancouver Whitecaps and Montreal Impact, lost in the Shield final and third-place games, respectively.