"It was not an easy game. They fought until the end and we are proud of that. Now we'll look back and learn from this experience and how we can keep improving to be a better team for the next opportunity, which is going to be the World Cup. It's a big blow right now, but I know they're going to come back stronger and we're going keep working to prepare them for the next step. The level is going to increase even more. It's going to be a great experience for them just like this one was and we're going to set high expectations for it is at well."
— U.S. U-17 coach Gonzalo Segares after the USA's 3-1 loss to Mexico in the Concacaf U-17 Championship final. The USA opened the tournament with six wins and qualified for the 2023 U-17 World Cup that kicks off in November. The USA outshot Mexico 15-14 but gave away two penalty-kick goals.