TOLUCA, México.- Los Angeles FC of the United States is the champion of the 2018 Under-13 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League after defeating Juniors Tampico 2-0 in the final on Wednesday in Toluca, Mexico.
Dylan Presto was the hero on the day for the Californians, as his goals in the 12th and 26th minutes paced LAFC to victory.
LAFC becomes the first team from the U.S. to win the Under-13 SCCL, and joins Mexican sides Toluca (2015) and Universidad Cantera Norte (2017) and Salvadoran club Santa Ana (2016) in the list of champions.
There were plenty of fireworks in Wednesday’s other contests as well. CD Plaza Amador of Panama returned to its goalscoring ways with an impressive 7-0 triumph over the Montreal Impact in the third-place match.
Rafael Antonio Mosquera Diaz scored a hat trick and Diego Andres Julio Arosemena bagged a brace to help Plaza Amador finish the Under-13 SCCL with 23 goals scored.
Santa Ana of El Salvador delivered another top performance in the Shield Tournament and claimed top honors in that division after a 3-1 win over Cantera Yucatan of Mexico.
There was another seven-goal outburst on the day, this time in the Shield Tournament’s third-place match as Alajuelense of Costa Rica downed Olimpia of Honduras 7-0. Juan Pablo Ledezma Porras’s brace led the way for the Ticos.
2018 Under-13 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League
Results and goalscorers, August 22
Final – Winners’ Division
Juniors Tampico (MEX) 0
Los Angeles FC (USA) 2 Dylan Presto 12’, Dylan Presto 26’
Third Place Match – Winners’ Division
CD Plaza Amador (PAN) 7 Diego Andres Julio Arosemena 6’, Elay Chartouni (OG) 9’, Diego Andres Julio Arosemena 11’, Rafael Antonio Mosquera Diaz 19’, Rafael Antonio Mosquera Diaz 25’, Rafael Antonio Mosquera Diaz 34’, Blas A. Miguel Perez Murillo 39’
Montreal Impact (CAN) 0
Final – Shield Tournament
Santa Ana (SLV) 3 Steven Antonio Guerra Tejada 43’, Bryan Edgardo Peraza Peraza 46’, Mario Alfredo Ortega Zuniga 60’
Cantera Yucatan (MEX) 1 Hakim Del Angel Leal Fuentes 55’
Third Place Match – Shield Tournament
Olimpia (HON) 0
Liga Deportiva de Alajuelense (CRC) 7 Ian Martinez Slak 13’, Darrel Andres Dinarte Linton 16’, Juan Pablo Ledezma Porras 24’, Juan Pablo Ledezma Porras 25’, Javier Mauricio Castro Mendez 51’, Shaquil Santiago Vargas Solera 57’, Emanuel Salazar Zumbado 60’