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.