Gil has assist, Okwuonu sees time in U.S. U-23’s 3-0 win over Mexico

April 22nd, 2015 | by Sean Walker

Luis Gil started in the midfield and wore the captain’s armband in the U.S. U-23 national team’s 3-0 win over Mexico on Wednesday night in Carson, Calif.

Gil, who finished the match with an assist, helped break open a scoreless game in the 48th minute with a perfect left-footed cross that found Mario Rodriguez for the game’s first score. Christian Dean and Jordan Morris also scored for the USA.

Check out highlights of Gil’s pass to Rodriguez in the video above.

Morris’ goal was his second against Mexico in a week’s time. The collegiate striker from Stanford University and Seattle Sounders homegrown product also scored during a young-player-focused senior team appearance in San Antonio one week ago.

RSL right back Boyd Okwuonu entered the game in the 68th minute as a substitute, replacing L.A. Galaxy defender Oscar Sorto.

Both Okwuonu and Gil are expected to be available for Real Salt Lake when the team travels to New England on Friday. Kickoff between RSL and the Revolution is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. MT.

Sean Walker

Sean Walker

Salt City FC editor-in-chief Sean Walker has been covering soccer at all levels since 2007. He began his career in Las Vegas, and has since written for publications from the Intermountain West to Central New York, where he attended graduate school in 2012. Currently, Sean covers Real Salt Lake and Major League Soccer for A struggling Evertonian by birth, Sean follows European soccer through the blue lens of the Toffees, and has strong feelings toward the UEFA Europa League.

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