Salgado scores winner over China
Omar Salgado started his Monday by becoming Major League Soccer’s newest Generation Adidas signing. Then he finished it by nailing the winning goal for the US Under-20 National Team at the Milk Cup.
The former Chivas de Guadalajara product scored in the first half as the U-20s opened the prestigious youth tournament in Northern Ireland with a 1-0 victory over China.
Earlier Monday, the 16-year-old Salgado committed his future to MLS and will enter the 2011 SuperDraft. The El Paso, Texas, native opted to leave Guadalajara after deciding to accept Thomas Rongen’s call-up to the US squad.
Salgado is one of nine pros on Rongen’s U-20 squad, which also features three MLSers: New York’s Juan Agudelo, Houston’s Francisco Navas Cobo and Toronto’s Fuad Ibrahim.
The US next face Denmark on Wednesday in their second match of the Milk Cup.