I always hear “teenagers recover faster” and it always makes me think of the ‘17 u17 CONCACAF final, when it looked like all our players were running in mud. The same thing happened when England ran circles around us in India a few months later (that England team was better than us and may have run circles around us anyway). Fatigue happens for everyone and there isn’t some magical ability to recover that you automatically have just because of your age. You see it if you watch these tournaments and pay attention to each individual players’ performance from one game to the next. The ones who have put in the most minutes are the most likely to have bad games later in the tournament. That’s why I’m somewhat concerned with Leyva, because I though he had his worst game yesterday (although he was still pretty good). Personally, I wouldn’t have started Reyna and maybe not Busio. I also probably would’ve sat KHF, but after watching the game a couple times, this was little more than a training exercise for him. He didn’t run much at all. Busio on the other hand, was all over the place and I’d be surprised if there wasn’t some serious fatigue tomorrow.