Real Salt Lake Homegrown midfielder Diego Luna took center stage with the USYNT at the U-20 CONCACAF Championship, leading the competition in assists with five, scoring a goal and helping the United States win the tournament and qualify for both the 2024 Olympics and U-20 World Cup.
Fresh off his Major League Soccer debut with RSL on June 4 and Real Monarchs debut on June 5, Luna traveled to Honduras to take part in the CONCACAF Championship with the USYNT. Starting off in the group stage of the tournament, Luna record three assists including assisting both goals in the UYSNT 2-2 draw against Canada.
Luna's hot start extended into the knockout stage. The USYNT faced Nicaragua in the round of 16 and the RSL midfielder put on a show, finishing the match with one goal and one assist in the USYNT 5-0 victory. Luna could've registered even more goal involvements as he consistently created chances for the U.S. throughout the match.
Plaudits on social media flooded in as the Sunnyvale, California native continued his high level of play all the way to the final. In the championship match against the Dominican Republic, he registered his fifth assist of the competition helping the U.S. win 6-0. Luna's play in the final generated plenty of highlights as he helped the USYNT lift the U-20 CONCACAF Championship trophy for the third straight time.
Following his dominate run on international duty, the RSL midfielder has since rejoined with the Club in Herriman, Utah where he'll look to continue his fine form with Real Salt Lake and Real Monarchs. You can catch Diego and the rest of his RSL teammate this weekend against Colorado Rapids, get your tickets here: https://www.rsl.com/tickets/