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U.S. Under-18 team with Union Academy duo fail to advance in Copa Chivas

The U.S. Under-18 team dropped its final group match in the Copa Chivas in Mexico on Tuesday morning, ending the tournament with a 1-2-1 record.

Sebastian Elney, Sean Wilson and their United States Under-18 teammates wrapped up group play in the Copa Chivas Tournament in Mexico on Tuesday morning with a 1-0 loss that knocked them out of the competition.

Elney, a forward who wore the captain's arm band, and Wilson both started in the final match in Guadalajara, a 1-0 loss to Club Deportivo Universidad Católica de Chile.

The match followed a 1-1 draw with Club Tijuana on Monday, which saw Elney and Wilson both starting and playing the full 70 minutes (games in the tournament are two 35-minute halves). Elney did not dress and Wilson came on as a 60th minute substitute in a 1-0 loss to Cruzeiro Esporte Clube on Saturday.

The lone win of the tournament for the U-18s came in their opening match on Friday against Monarcas Morelia. Chicago Fire Academy defender Mauricio Pineda scored the U.S.'s goal in the sixth minute off a free kick rebound in the game. Elney started and played the first half for the U-18s in the game and Wilson started and went the full 70 minutes.

The only other U.S. goal in the tournament was scored by halftime sub Eryk Williamson, a D.C. United Academy midfielder, to tie the game in the 62nd minute against Club Tijuana.