US Under-20 national team defeats Mexico 2-0 to win Concacaf championship

Thanksgiving dinner will taste a whole lot better for US national team fans after the US Under-20s beat their Mexican counterparts on Wednesday night to claim their second straight Concacaf Under-20 title, crowning them as the best team in the region.

LA Galaxy academy product Alex Mendez scored both goals in a 2-0 win en route to winning the Golden Ball as the MVP of the tournament. Both goals were assisted by FC Dallas 18-year-old Paxton Pomykal.

The win capped a dominant run by the US team, which rolled over the opposition with eight straight wins. They outscored the opposition 46-2 with five shutouts to close out the competition.

The USA were one of four Concacaf teams that qualified from the tournament to the 2019 FIFA Under-20 World Cup that will be played in Poland from May 25 to June 16.

USA Under-20s Lineup (4-3-3): Brady Scott -- Sergiño Dest, Mark McKenzie, Chris Richards, Matt Real -- Alex Mendez, Brandon Servania, Frankie Amaya (64' Ulysses Llanez) -- Ayo Akinola (82' Chris Gloster), Justin Rennicks, Paxton Pomykal (76' Juan Pablo Torres)

Substitutes not used: David Ochoa, Manny Perez, Sebastian Soto, Jaylin Lindsey, Samuel Rogers, Julian Araujo


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