Watch: Texan Santiago Munoz score for Mexico at the Under-17 World Cup

Mexico advanced to the quarterfinals, where it will meet South Korea, thanks to a 2-0 win over Japan on goals by Eugenio Pizzuto and Santiago Munoz, an El Paso, Texas, product  who moved to Mexico's Santos after being discovered at the 2017 Alianza de Futbol showcase. Californian Efrain Alvarez, the LA Galaxy product, started for Mexico and had two first-half shots saved by goalkeeper Zion Suzuki.

2 comments about "Watch: Texan Santiago Munoz score for Mexico at the Under-17 World Cup".
  1. Wallace Wade, November 7, 2019 at 7:49 a.m.

    Good for him!! Great to see a Texan scoring for Mexico!! Thanks US Soccer!!

  2. humble 1, November 7, 2019 at 12:39 p.m.

    At this moment, if given the choice Mexico vs USA, why would a player not chose Mexico, from a career perspective?  Look at the case of Munoz, who's goal showed his techincal skill, receiving a long ball of the bounce, with back to goal, using first touch to turn quickly attack goal, taking on two defenders on the dribble, using both feet, on a left diagonal attack, switch to right diagnal then just outside penalty box shooting hard across goal to just inside far post to seal the game for Mexico. He is working with Mexico's U17 coach Marco Antonio Ruiz,  who has been with Mexico YNT for four years, after working his way up the youth ranks of club soccer, preceded by a 20 year club career in Mexico including more than a dozen caps for the National team.  Here in USA, you cannot tell the YNT boys who their coach will be!  Seriously.   

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