USA Downs Guatemala 3-0 To Secure Advancement At 2019 Concacaf U-15 Boys’ Championship

Victor Valdez, Osvaldo Cisneros and Rafael Jauregui Score for USA; Jauregui Assists on First Two Goals

BRADENTON, Fla. (Aug. 5, 2019)—The U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team continued the 2019 Concacaf U-15 Boys’ Championship with a 3-0 win against Guatemala. The victory clinches the USA a spot in the knockout round where it will play a team from Group D. Goals from Victor Valdez, Osvaldo Cisneros and Rafael Jauregui boosted the U.S. past Guatemala.

The USA will finish Group B play on Wed., Aug. 7 vs. Suriname at 9 a.m. ET. The match will be streamed on Concacaf Facebook and open to the public.

2019 Concacaf U-15 Boys’ Championship – Group B Standings
































Two goals in six minutes early in the first half gave the USA a lead it would carry until the final whistle. In the 10th minute, Evan Rotundo took a free kick from the left side that fell at the feet of Jauregui, whose shot hit the post. The rebound bounced to Valdez, who finished from close range with a sliding shot to the right side past Guatemala goalkeeper Javier Mejicano for his first international goal.

The U.S. doubled its lead in the 16th as Antonio Leone, fresh off of winning the Golden Ball at the U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-15 Playoffs, served a ball upfield to Jauregui near the sideline. He laid it off for Cisneros who ripped a shot from the top of the box to the far corner for his second U-15 goal of the year.

An individual effort earned Jauregui a goal of his own after the break. Attempting to put a service into the box, a Guatemala defender deflected the attempt, but the Sacramento Republic FC forward collected the loose ball and dribbled along the endline before hitting a low, hard shot inside the near post for the game’s final goal.

The 18-player U.S. roster for the tournament is made up of 17 players born in 2004 and one born in 2005. Sixteen players have spent at least one season in the Development Academy.

Forty-two teams across three divisions are competing at the Concacaf Boys’ U-15 Championship. Division 1’s 16-team field is composed of 14 top-ranked Concacaf nations as well as Portugal and Slovenia, participating as invited guest teams from UEFA. The winner of Division 1’s knockout round bracket will be crowned Concacaf champion.


- U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team Match Report -


Match: U.S. Under-15 Boys National Team vs. Guatemala U-15 Boys National Team

Date: August 5, 2019

Competition: 2019 Concacaf Under-15 Boys’ Championship

Venue: IMG Academy; Bradenton, Florida

Kickoff: 9 a.m. ET

Weather: 82 degrees, cloudy


Scoring Summary:      1          2          F         

USA                             2          1          3

GUA                             0          0          0


USA – Victor Valdez                                        10th minute

USA – Osvaldo Cisneros (Rafael Jauregui)      16

USA – Rafael Jauregui                                     55       



USA: 12- Damian Alguera (capt.) (1-Christopher Brady, 36); 2-Devan Tanton (3-Armando Avila, 58), 4-John Carlos Cortez (16-Justin Reynolds, 36), 5-Antonio Leone, 14-Angel Martinez; 6-Aethan Yohannes (13-Allan Rodriguez, 54), 10-Evan Rotundo (18-Federico Oliva, 47), 15-Rokas Pukstas (8-Kenan Hot, 58); 7-Osvaldo Cisneros Reyes (9-Christian Torres, 47), 11-Rafael Jauregui, 17-Victor Valdez

Subs not used: N/A

Head coach: Steve Klein


GUA: 1-Javier Mejicano; 2-Eli Rodriguez, 3-Diego Betancourt, 4-Juan Mancilla; 5-Diego Villatoro (17-Jarod Martinez, 57), 8-Rodrigo Villalobos (capt.), 10-Chrisphian Estrada, 13-Gianluca Faillace (18-Anderson Molina, 36), 14-Hugo Castellanos (11-Joshua Trigueño, 36), 16-Santiago Sanchez (7-Daniel Asturias, 62); 9-Manolo Juarez (15-Emilio Korich, 57)

Subs not used: 12-Fausto Delgado, 6-Jorge Gordillo

Head coach: Rigoberto Gomez


Stats Summary: USA / GUA                          

Shots: 18 / 2

Shots on Goal: 5 / 2

Saves: 2 / 3

Corner Kicks: 7 / 0

Fouls: 11 / 9

Offside: 2 / 1


Misconduct Summary:

GUA – Manolo Juarez (caution)          54th minute

GUA – Jarod Martinez (caution)         61



Referee: Cole Shoemaker (CAN)

Assistant Referee 1: Danny Sojo (CRC)

Assistant Referee 2: Victor Ramirez (CRC)

Fourth Official: Nicolas Wassouf (MTQ)

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