CONCACAF U17 Championship James Sands

CONCACAF U17 Championship: Sands Named to Best XI

The United States played Mexico in the CONCACAF U17 Championship Final on Sunday but ultimately lost 5-4 in penalty shootouts after finishing in a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes. 

The US were on the scoreboard first after Andrew Carleton scored a first-time volley from 20 yards out. Mexico responded with a late strike by Carlos Robles to force extra time. 

After a penalty shootout, Mexico went on to win its third consecutive and seventh overall CONCACAF U17 title. 

Despite the loss, the United States U17 team played a great match and NYCFC's James Sands was named to the tournament's Best XI. Here's a look at the team:

Goalkeeper: Justin Garces (United States)
Right Defender: Jaylin Lindsey (United States)
Central Defender: James Sands (United States)
Central Defender: Luis Olivas (Mexico)
Left Defender: Walter Cortes (Costa Rica)
Right Midfielder: Jairo Torres (Mexico)
Central Midfielder: Chris Durkin (United States)
Central Midfielder: Alexis Gutierrez (Mexico)
Left Midfielder: Carlos Mejia (Honduras)
Forward: Daniel Lopez (Mexico)
Forward: Josh Sargent (United States)