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FC Dallas academy product steals show in US U-20s draw with Guatemala

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The 'other' FCD academy product stole the show in the opening match at the CONCACAF championships.

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Many expected the United States to roll through the group phase of the CONCACAF championships this week in Jamaica but their opening match with Guatemala proved to be a different story as they tied the Central American nation 1-1.

FC Dallas Homegrown midfielder Kellyn Acosta lead the US in the match but it was fellow academy product Andy Ruiz that lifted Guatemala to the draw. Ruiz scored a wonderful goal from about 20 yards out in the 89th minute of the match to level things up.

The US were seemingly cruising to a solid 1-0 result following a 58th-minute goal by Tottenham Hotspur product Cameron Carter-Vickers but they are now left chasing Group A leader Panama after their 4-0 win earlier in the day over Aruba.

Ruiz snuck in under the radar before this tournament, earning his first call-up from Guatemala. Oddly enough he isn't even a regular starter for the FCD U-18s, so in a small way his stock is certainly going to rise after this tournament if he keeps scoring goals like this one.