By DAN KARELL
Monterrey’s Alonso Hernandez has been forced to be patient since returning from the FIFA Under-20 World Cup, but that did not stop him from making an impact on Tuesday.
Hernandez showed the skill that made U.S. Under-20 head coach Tab Ramos aggressively recruit him to the U.S. set-up for on Tuesday, dribbling past two players before slotting a perfect through ball to Monterrey teammate Luis Madrigal for a 48th-minute winner in a 1-0 victory over Puebla in Copa MX action.
Hernandez started for the third time in the Apertura Copa MX, going the full 90 in the victory. The El Paso, Texas-born forward has regularly made the Monterrey bench for their Liga MX matches, though he’s only made one appearance this fall, a 12-minute cameo off the bench against Puebla in a 1-1 draw.
Here’s the video of the assist (after the jump):
What did you think of Hernandez’s assist? Do you see him earning more playing time in Liga MX this weekend after his impressive performance mid-week? Do you see him continuing to be a part of the U.S. set up?
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