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LA Galaxy's Uriel Antuna keeps shining at the Gold Cup

The LA Galaxy player was almost left out of the roster for the Concacaf tournament by the Mexican National Team, but he's turned into an essential player in attack.

Mexico forward Uriel Antuna (22) controls the ball in the second half against Canada during group play in the CONCACAF Gold Cup
Isaiah J. Downing USA Today

Los Angeles Galaxy are no doubt highly proud of its midfielder Uriel Antuna in this Gold Cup, where the Mexican is proving to be a star in the making.

18-year-old Antuna was almost cut out of Gerardo Martino's final list for the CONCACAF tournament, but the injuries smiled on the LA Galaxy player as he ended up in the final Mexican Gold Cup roster, and that's where his good fortune started.

Uriel Antuna, who is on loan at LA Galaxy from Manchester City, has become an essential player for El Tri offensive line, and he finished the group stage as the best player of the Mexican National Team.

The LA Galaxy player was once again on the scoreboard in a Mexican shirt when he scored the first goal in the match against Martinique, a game that ended 3-2.

That goal was the fourth goal of the tournament for Zlatan Ibrahimovic's teammate, to put him in third place on the scoring chart tied with Lucas Cavallini and behind Jonathan David who leads the table with five goals.

The 7-0 Canadian win over Cuba saw Jonathan David and Lucas Cavallini reach five and four goals respectively to finish over Uriel Antuna as top scorers of the CONCACAF Gold Cup so far.