Bring on Mexico.
In their final group-stage game of the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship, the US rode two goals from Sebastian Saucedo to a 4-1 win over St. Kitts and Nevis on Friday night.
Brooks Lennon and Jonathan Lewis also scored for the Americans, who finish in second place in Group B behind Panama, who won the group earlier in the day with nine points following a 2-1 win over Haiti.
The US finished with six points, shaking off an opening loss to Panama with routs of Haiti and St. Kitts to secure passage into the next stage — which opens with a tough game vs. rival Mexico on Monday (5 pm ET, Facebook Live).
To get there, the Americans leaned on Saucedo (pictured above), a Real Salt Lake midfielder who delivered long-distance goals in the 35th and 41st minutes, giving the US a commanding 4-0 halftime lead.
Lennon, Saucedo’s RSL teammate, opened the scoring in the 16th minute on a nice feed from the Portland Timbers’ Jeremy Ebobisse. It was Lennon’s fourth goal of the tournament after he bagged a hat trick in a 4-1 win over Haiti on Tuesday.
Just four minutes later, New York City FC rookie Jonathan Lewis put the US up 2-0.
St. Kitts scored their first goal of the game — and second of the tournament — when Romario Martin took advantage of a defensive miscue in the 77th minute.