Chivas USA midfielder Marky Delgado plays with US U-20 team

There was a Goat representing at the U.S. U-20 scrimmage Wednesday - USA TODAY Sports

The youngest Goat gets a run-out with the national team.

Chivas USA midfielder Marky Delgado has yet to make his competitive debut for the Goats in 2013, but that doesn't mean he hasn't been playing.

The youngster participated in the U.S. U-20 inter-squad scrimmage Wednesday at the HDC, and came off the bench in the second half. J.R. Eskilson of Top Drawer Soccer was at the scrimmage, and has a report of the events here.

Delgado, 17, is actually eligible for the U-17 group (if my math is correct), but has not been a part of that team because the U.S. U-17s draw almost exclusively from the U.S. Residency program in Florida, and Delgado has never been in that program. He was likely called upon for the scrimmage in order to help fill out the numbers, since U-20 coach Tab Ramos called in 24 players, and they probably wanted a few spare players who were locally-based. In addition to Delgado, LA Galaxy Academy player Paul Arriola, reportedly close to signing a Homegrown contract with the club, also participated in the scrimmage.

Since Delgado wasn't included in the official training camp roster, I would guess his participation might be a one-time deal, though getting game minutes and an opportunity to play for the national team coach ahead of actually reaching the age group might be a good tryout for him. We'll see if we hear more about Delgado's possible involvement in the YNT, either this week during the camp, ahead of the U-20 World Cup, which begins in mid-June, or beyond.

By the way, the U-20s will have another match coming up this weekend, against Chivas USA's reserve team, scheduled for Sunday at the HDC. We'll keep you posted with details of that match.

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