In the game designed to showcase talent emerging from MLS, it was Chivas de Guadalajara's Luis Marquez who did most to boost his reputation. The MLS Homegrown team was treated to a demonstration of set-piece mastery by Marquez, who scored from the penalty spot (after winning the PK himself) and bounced a free kick past 'keeper Jesse Gonzalez just before half-time.
Those two goals were enough to win the match for the Mexico U-20 selection assembled to provide opposition for the MLS Homegrown squad. Marquez almost helped his team to a third late in the game, but his free kick was headed off the post by Omar Islas.
For the Homegrowns, Gonzalez did well to keep the score down in the first half, and LA Galaxy's Raul Mendiola caught the eye as the game progressed.
The New York Red Bulls' Tyler Adams and Derrick Etienne didn't enter the game until the 62nd minute. Neither made much impact on the official highlight reel, but RBNY's Twitter account did a very good job of capturing their contributions.
Although the Homegrowns had their chances to score, the 2-0 score did not flatter Mexico's U-20s. The MLS Homegrown team will have to extend its wait for its first win by another year.