Paul Arriola, 18, scored an 88th-minute equalizer for Tijuana at Monterrey Saturday night. None other than Edgar "El Homey" Castillo had the assist on the breakaway tally.
It was Arriola's third Liga MX appearance and his first goal in the league. Humberto Suazo scored the winner for Monterrey a minute later.
Arriola is a U.S. Under-18 striker who turned down the L.A. Galaxy to play for Tijuana. He previously played for the U.S. U-17s, including three caps in the 2011 U-17 World Cup. The striker is applying for Mexican citizenship as his grandparents immigrated from Mexico.
If successful in gaining citizenship, he would stop occupying a foreign player spot on the Xolos roster, and become eligible to represent Mexico in international play.
- Jacob Klinger