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Former El Paso Locomotive star Diego Luna is shining brighter than ever about a month after he transferred to the MLS

EL PASO, Texas -- It has been nearly a month since Diego Luna left the El Paso Locomotive for the MLS and Real Salt Lake, and what a month it has been for the 18-year-old.

After making his debut for RSL he quickly went to Honduras to play for the U.S. Men's Under 20s team at the CONCACAF Championship and he and the team have made history

The U.S. beat Honduras 3-0 Friday night to qualify for the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics and in-turn become the first U.S. Men's Soccer team to do so since 2008.

"It's crazy," Luna said. "I think being part of that group and the brotherhood that we've created going along this tournament is crazy and it's exciting." 

"Their culture as a team and how all of those individual players came together to really form an incredible bond and find a chemistry that is really impressive," U.S. U-20 coach Mikey Varas said.

Luna has played in all six of their games, scored one goal and had four assists.

"It's been good for me I think coming into the national team and actually playing meaningful hard games," Luna said.

The U.S. through the CONCACAF Championship also qualified for the World Cup and now they have a chance to win the CONCACAF final on Sunday when they face the Dominican Republic at 6 p.m.

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