The Mexicans seemed to lose their composure a little after going behind and had a man sent off for a second yellow-card offence in the 66th minute. The Reds had a lucky escape though after giving away a free-kick just outside the box. Club America midfielder Esquival thumped a tremendous effort against the bar and United breathed a sigh of relief.
The game became a little feisty with several niggly fouls, but the young Reds remained composed as they soaked up pressure from the Mexicans and relied on quick counter-attacking moves, a tactic which paid off in the final minute of the game.
The ball was played out of defence quickly and Wilson roared away from the halfway line to draw the goalkeeper and slide the ball into the net. Game, set and match to United at 2-0.
There will be little respite for the young Reds and little time to savour the joy of victory as the second game follows tomorrow (Monday, 21:00 UK time) against Dallas Texans at the University of Texas’ Dallas campus. The local team lost their opening match in Bracket A, 1-0 to Japanese club Kashiwa Reysol.
United: Gollini; Hendrie (Grimshaw 46), Fornasier, Blackett, James; Weir (Rudge 46), Ekangamene (Rothwell 46), Pearson (Harrop 83), Daehli (Ioannou 65); Januzaj; Barmby (Wilson 52).