Two Orlando City youngsters are making their club proud on the international stage.
Designated Player Bryan Róchez scored twice in Honduras’ opening match victory over Uzbekistan in the U-20 World Cup. In the 20th minute, Róchez made a dashing run at the Uzbeki back line and did well to hold off his defender to chip it past the goalkeeper. Later on, with Uzbekistan pushing for an equalizer, Róchez’s stoppage time strike iced the victory to keep pace with Germany for first place in the group.
In the prestigious Toulon Tournament in France, City defender Tyler Turner made his first start for the U.S. U-23 National Team as they faced Costa Rica. The U.S. fell, 2-1, but Turner logged 59 minutes of play to earn his first cap for the U-23s. He had previously made 20 appearances for the U-17 selection and five for the U-20 team.
In the opening game of the tournament on May 27th, the U.S. fell to France, 3-1. Two days later, they rebounded with a 3-1 win over the Netherlands. After three games, the U.S. sits at fourth in the group with a 1-2-0 record.
The United States take the pitch against Qatar in the group stage finale on Tuesday, June 2nd.