While the US U-20s qualified for the 2015 U-20 World Cup in New Zealand earlier in the day on Saturday, the Mexico and Panama squared off for the CONCACAF title. In the end it was FC Dallas Homegrown keeper Jesse Gonzalez that proved to be the difference for the Mexicans.
Gonzalez came up with two saves in a penalty kick shootout as Mexico were crowned CONCACAF Under-20 champions for the 13th time in history, downing Panama 4-2 on PKs after a 1-1 draw through extratime.
Mexico converted all four of their penalties in the win. Both nations had already previously qualified for the 2015 FIFA Under-20 World Cup by virtue of finishing top in their respective groups.
The FCD keeper was big in the match as well for the Mexican side, coming up with key saves in the 55th minute and also getting some help from the woodwork later on.
Enjoy the highlights: