US tie Mexico at Milk Cup, not good enough to make final

DC's Robinson saves point vs. El Tri, but US reach 3rd-place game

The young Americans won’t have a chance to defend their Milk Cup title
after tying Mexico 1-1 on Wednesday in the second and final match of the
Elite category group stage.

Jesús Ruiz gave El Tri the early lead, burying his chance in the 12th
minute. However, D.C. United Academy product Jalen Robinson (pictured)
tied things up for the US during first-half stoppage time off a cross
from Chicago Fire Home Grown midfielder Victor Pineda.

The result put the US in third place in the group stage, behind Denmark
and hosts Northern Ireland. The three teams finished tied with four
points apiece, but Denmark and Northern Ireland advanced on goal
differential.

The US will play Georgia in the consolation match on Friday.