las u.s. u-17 concacaf championship

Chicago Fire Academy GK Damian Las and the U.S. U-17s upend Guatemala 3-0

Chicago Fire Academy goalkeeper Damian Las and the U.S. Under-17 team made it three straight victories in the 2019 Concacaf Championship with a 3-0 win over Guatemala on Monday.

Las got his second start of the competition after getting the nod in net in the U.S.' tournament-opening 3-2 victory over Canada last Friday. With the win, the US U-17s finished atop Group F after mowing down all three group opponents with three straight wins to open the competition.

2019 Concacaf U-17 Championship – Group F

Team

W

L

D

GD

Pts.

USA

3

0

0

8

9

Canada

2

1

0

5

6

Guatemala

0

2

1

-4

1

Barbados

0

1

1

-9

1

As they head to the knockout rounds and a Round of 16 match against Guadeloupe on Thursday (5 pm CT), the U.S. U-17s are now just two wins away from qualifying for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup which will be played in Brazil later this year. All four Concacaf semifinalists will advance to the FIFA tournament.

MLS Homegrown players scored all three goals against Guatemala with D.C. United's Griffin Yow netting a brace and Seattle Sounders players Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez and Danny Leyva connecting for a goal that rounded out the scoring four minutes from time.

Goals
USA - 25' - Griffin Yow (Mauricio Cuevas)
USA - 51' - Griffin Yow (Giovanni Reyna)
USA - 86' - Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (Danny Leyva)

USA Under-17 Lineup: Damian Las (Chicago Fire) -- Mauricio Cuevas (LA Galaxy), Tayvon Gray (NYCFC), Axel Alejandre, Adam Armour -- Adam Saldana (LA Galaxy), Tyler Freeman (Sporting KC), Bryang Kayo (D.C. United) -- Giovanni Reyna, Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas), Griffin Yow (D.C. United)

Substitutes:

64' Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (Seattle Sounders) for Tyler Freeman
76' Gilbert Fuentes (San Jose Earthquakes) for Giovanni Reyna
79' Danny Leyva (Seattle Sounders) for Bryang Kayo

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