World news – WATCH: Soto has the edge in U.S. defeat to Mexico


Norwich City striker Sebastian Soto was on the losing side for the US in Olympic qualifying against Mexico
– Photo credit: Imago / PA Images

Norwich City striker Sebastian Soto forgot a night after his mistake by Mexico’s U-23 players in a 1-0 loss to the US U-23s in the qualifying race for the Olympics.

Soto’s blind pass deep in his own half was intercepted by Uriel Antuna, who shot a low shot from the edge of the field past David Ochoa home on Wednesday night to give the hosts a close win in Guadalajara

Uriel Antuna grabs a bad giveaway from Sebastian Soto, and the Mexican U-23 players take the lead over the USA in the final of the Olympic qualifying group. Both sides are already in the semi-finals where the winners will win Olympic berths (via @Concacaf).

Both countries had already qualified for the Concacaf semi-finals, but the USA are facing a win against Honduras or Canada this weekend to get one of the last two places for the 16-man -Men’s tournament in Tokyo to secure Olympics later that year.

Soto was replaced for Jason Kreis’ side after 61 minutes of defeat on his first start at the tournament, and the head coach admitted it was the City youngster’s fault afterward .

“He had all kinds of time. He tried to pass a pass for the first time and was intercepted, ”he said. “Ultimately, the goal came from their press: a striker who fell down and instead of controlling the ball and making two touches. We saw really bright spots.

« I think we also saw places where we thought, wow, these guys are still rusty and still make mistakes that are not normally made in passes and movements.

« I was delighted, delighted that we were brave enough to build from the back. I think we had quite a bit of success with it – of course there was a mistake here and there.

« We are very fortunate to have a very deep squad, a lot of people here who we think are in Play any of those games and do very well. But we’re still building fitness while the Mexican players are all in the squad.  » Middle of their season. We are very much in our pre-season mode.

« The most important thing is the semi-final game, and so we went into this game that really guided us. »

Soto was successful from the Canary Islands in January Loan recalled from the Dutch second division club SC Telstar, which also brought an international debut for the USA at the beginning of this season.

The 20-year-old has not yet made a senior appearance for City, which he did last summer after his contract with Hanover expired Has signed a three-year contract.

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