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Philadelphia Union advance to semifinals of Concacaf U13 Champions League

Angel Gael Medrano scored four unanswered goals after the Union fell behind to lead them into the semifinal

Scotiabank FC

After falling behind for the first time in the tournament surrendering a goal in the first minute of play, the Philadelphia Union Academy responded with four unanswered goals to advance to the semifinals of the Concacaf Under-13 Champions League.

Newcomer Angel Gael Medrano, a recent addition to the academy from Michigan, led the comeback with goals in the 11th, 20th, 29th and 34th minutes to defeat Guerreros Coahuila of Mexico 4-1.

Medrano was the second player from the Union to score a hat trick in Costa Rica, joining Matthew Routzahn, who recorded a hat trick in the first game. As a team, the Union have outscored opponents 17-2 through four games.

With the win, the Union head to the semifinal against Comunicaciones of Guatemala today at 1 p.m. The game will be streamed live on the Scotiabank FC Facebook page.

CD Universitario of Panama plays Santa Ana of El Salvador in the other semi at 11 a.m.