Mexico claimed the CONCACAF U-20 Championship with a 3-1 victory over the United States in extra time on Sunday night.
Jesus Corona provided a glimpse into the thrilling affair to come by opening the scoring after four minutes. Benji Joya equalized for the Americans from the spot in the 10th minute to restore parity.
The two teams battled through the remainder of regular time on essentially level terms, but Mexico took control of the match over the fatigued Americans in extra time.
Julio Gomez scored the winner with a wonderful bicycle kick in 100th minute before Jorge Espericueta sealed the triumph from the spot seven minutes from the end.
A couple of promising early American forays yielded to disaster as Mexico opened the scoring after just four minutes. Corona provided the breakthrough after a long hoof up field as he navigated through the U.S. defense and tucked home to send the Estadio Cuauhtemoc crowd to its feet.