American Teen Ledezma Scores First Goal Since Joining PSV Eindhoven

Richard Ledezma, an 18-year-old Phoenix native, scored for the PSV U-19s on Saturday.

Richard Ledezma, an 18-year-old Phoenix native, scored his first goal since joining PSV Eindhoven on Saturday, netting in a 1-1 draw for the U-19s against NAC Breda.

Ledezma, a dual national who has represented the USMNT at youth levels but remains eligible to represent Mexico, moved to the Netherlands in December

After not making an appearance until April 6, Ledezma was handed his first start with the U-19s on Saturday in his third appearance since joining from the Real Monarchs in the USL. 

Just like Christian Pulisic in his return to the starting lineup for Borussia Dortmund, Ledezma made an immediate impact in his start. The young American scored in the fifth minute, using strength to get past a defender before rifling home his shot.

PSV would go on to draw 1-1 on the back of the Richard Ledezma goal. 

PSV hasn’t played a senior match since April 25 and won’t play again until May 12 as the Eredivisie is essentially on a break while Ajax tries to win the Champions League. 

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