Jose Villarreal, who was the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team's leading scorer during the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship runner-up showing in Puebla, Mexico, and won a title with Pateadores in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy in 2011, scored a stoppage-time equalizer for the LA Galaxy to earn a 2-2 draw at Toronto FC on Saturday.
The Confederation of African Football U-20 Championship completed Saturday with Egypt beating Ghana 6-5 in penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw through regulation.
That result places Ghana in Group A with the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team, France and Spain. FIFA held the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup draw on March 25 in Istanbul, Turkey, the location for two of the USA's group matches in the even.
For a second straight week, a former U.S. Soccer Development Academy player earned MLS Player of the Week accolades. Former New York Red Bulls Academy forward Juan Agudelo of Chivas USA took the honor after recording a goal and an assist in Chivas USA's dominant 4-1 road victory against the Chicago Fire.
The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team, coming off a 4-2 victory against Canada on Tuesday to earn a berth at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey, will be a little shorthanded for the remaining two matches at the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.
Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake), Caleb Stanko (Freiburg) and Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart) are all heading back to their respective teams and will not be available for the semifinals and championship/third-place game stages of the tournament.
With Costa Rica's 1-0 victory against Haiti on Wednesday night at Estadio Olimpico Universitario Lobos BUAP in Puebla, Mexico, the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team and Costa Rica have advanced to the quarterfinal stage of the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.
The USA defeated Haiti 2-1 on Monday, and Haiti's back-to-back losses kept them at the bottom of the Group A table.