US National Team

Brian Gutiérrez, Sergio Oregel shine in Wednesday international play


Chicago Fire Homegrown midfielders Brian Gutiérrez and Sergio Oregel were in action for the United States Men's Youth National Teams on Wednesday, earning starts for the Under-20 and Under-19 sides, respectively.

Oregel, 17, was up first in a meeting with Malta in the 2022 Slovenia Nations Cup. Oregel earned his fifth appearance for the U-19s, and helped set up the sides first goal in the 16th minute with a crafty dribble and dish inside the 18-yard box that Reed Baker-Whiting finished. The U-19s went on to win the match 5-0, and will next look ahead to matches against Croatia on Friday, Sept. 23, and Scotland on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Gutiérrez,19, was then included in the starting XI for the U-20 side as they squared off against Peru in 2022 Revelations Cup play in Mexico City, Mexico. Gutiérrez was a key player in what became a 3-1 win for the U.S., as he scored the game's first goal to put the U.S. ahead just before the halftime whistle.

Gutiérrez is joined on the U-20MYNT by Fire goalkeeper Chris Brady, who did not feature in Wednesday's match. They will next face Paraguay on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 9:00 p.m. CT.