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.
CONCACAF U-15 BOYS’ CHAMPIONSHIP
List of Champions