The USMNT U-17 dominated its opponents on its way to the Concacaf U-17 final match. However, it failed to have a good start last Sunday against Mexico. As a result, the team can’t return after falling early in the match.
Luis Navarette and Stephano Carrillo scored for Mexico to win against the American squad 3-1. Pedro Soma scored one goal for the US team in the second half. However, Mexico managed to keep the lead. Also, they added another goal via Isaac Martinez’s goal during stoppage time.
According to soccer betting picks experts, Carrillo scored the first goal for Mexico at the 10-minute mark after US goalie Duran Ferree fouled Brandon Lomeli in the penalty box. Mexico didn’t give up the lead since then. On the other hand, Ferree made two crucial saves to keep the game within reach.
USMNT U-17 Lost to Mexico in Concacaf U-17 Finals
Mexico maintained its pressure after the break and finally broke the US defense in the 51st minute off a corner kick. El Tri doubled their advantage when Navarette scored from a Fidel Barajas corner to keep the pressure on the US National Under-17 Team.
The Americans ramped up their pressure as the half progressed, but Norberto Bedolla could handle it. The Mexican goalkeeper made a save from Chris Aquino and rejected Keyrol Figueroa’s attempt to cut the US lead in half.
In the 69th minute, though, Pedro Soma scored for the US U-17 national team when he headed in Aquino’s corner kick to score 2-1.
In the 80th minute, Bedolla saved Oscar Verhoeven’s attempt, while in the 83rd minute, Cruz Medina missed an excellent opportunity.
In the 89th minute, after Ferree was sent off for a second yellow card, the United States was reduced to 10 men. Also, Mexico eventually won in stoppage time. However, people who bet on football cheered after Isaac Martinez scored a penalty kick to end the game at 3-1.
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