Mexico wins CONCACAF U-15 Boys’ Championship

Mexico players and staff (pictured) celebrate winning the CONCACAF U-15 Boys’ Championship title, defeating the USA in the final on August 19, 2017, in Bradenton, Florida, USA. (Photo courtesy of the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol)

BRADENTON, Florida – Mexico captured its first CONCACAF U-15 Boys’ Championship title, earning a 2-0 win over the United States in the 2017 final on Saturday at the IMG Academy.

The Mexicans completed the tournament with a perfect overall record of 5W-0D-0L (15GF, 0GA), while the U.S. went 4-0-1 (15GF, 3 GA).

After a scoreless first half, defender Jorge Garcia struck in the 57th minute to give the Tricolor a 1-0 lead. Midfielder Zinedin Hernandez (70’+2) netted an insurance goal in the second minute of second-half stoppage time.

Mexico also took home three tournament awards: Scotiabank Fair Play; Golden Glove (goalkeeper Arturo Delgado) and Golden Ball (Garcia).

Honduras won the inaugural U-15 Championship after defeating Guatemala in the 2013 decider, 2-1.

List of Champions

2013: Honduras

2017: Mexico



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