USMNT vs Mexico summary: score, goals, highlights, CONCACAF World Cup qualifying
Pulisic and McKennie gave the USMNT the three points
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The game has ended with a magnificent performance from Team USA! Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie gave the USMNT the 2-0 win against Mexico at the TQL stadium.
Miles Robinson is sent off after seeing the second yellow card.
MAKE IT 2-0! GOAL! GOLAZO! GOL! Team USA has scored again and this time Weston McKennie finds the ball inside the box after a rebound and he found the far post to beat Memo Ochoa.
Great cross from Tim Weah and Pulisic anticipated the defender inside the box to header the ball and find the back of the net.
Luis Romo comes out and Charly Rodríguez takes his place.
A cross from Jesús Corona from the left is blocked by a defender, gainining a corner kick for Mexico.
Substitution for Team USA! Brenden Aaronson comes out and Christian Pulisic come in the game!
Weston McKennie (USA), Zack Steffen (USA) and 'Chaka' Rodríguez (Mex) are booked after the scuffle.
The referee is booking a lot of Team USA players after a scuffle between 'Chaka' Rodríguez and Brenden Aaronson.
Yellow shown to Miles Robinson.
Christian Pulisic is warming up for Team USA and the fans at the TQL stadium chant his name.
WHAT A SAVE FROM OCHOA! Tim Weah makes a great run down the right flank and gives a low cross to Weston McKennie, who one time hits it and Ochoa made an incredible save.
The second half is about to start with a sold out crowd at the TQL stadium and heavy rain is pouring!
Luis Romo is booked after a tackle against Weston McKennie, the first one of the night.
Great cross from the right flank and Antonee Robinson anticipated Rodríguez to header the ball and it barely went wide.
AMAZING play by Team USA! Pepi received the ball inside the box and he left it to Yanus Musah, who one time hit it, but it went wide.
CLOSE!! What a great long cross from Hirving Lozano to find Corona inside the box, but the Mexican winger was not able to hit the ball the way he wanted and it barely went wide.
CLOOSE!!! Dangerous cross by Hirving Lozano from the left looking for 'Tecatito' Corona inside the box, but the goalie keeps the ball.
AMAZING counter attack by Mexico. After two quick passes, Hirving Lozano runs down towards goal and as he entered the box he shot with his right foot and Zack Steffen made an incredible save to keep the ball.
Brenden Aaronson strikes the ball with his right foot after a clearance, but Ochoa was able to save it.
Edson Álvarez with a well-placed left footed shot from outside the box and Zack Steffen was able to stretch and send the ball to a corner kick.
Another chance for the home side. Brenden Aaronson with the free kick near the corner spot and Tim Weah was able to run to the first post and header the ball, but it went over the crossbar.
Long-distance shot by Tim Weah after a breakaway, but Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa kept the ball.
What a great cross from Tim Weah from the left flank and Ricardo Pepi missed the ball inside the box.
The game has started at the TQL stadium between Mexico and the USMNT.
The starting XI for the USMNT and as informed by AS yesterday, Christian Pulisic will come in as a sub and he is expected to play roughly 30 minuntes.
The Mexico national team has yet to lose a game in the final round of the World Cup qualifiers in CONCACAF. After six matches they have a record of four wins, two draws and no losses and they sit in first place with 14 points.
"In the context of World Cup qualifying, it’s just another game, right? But in terms of the rivalry and the history and the times when you get to play them with a pro-U.S. crowd in a great stadium, I mean, it makes it special. It really does, and we’re focused on playing our game, playing a good game, and really just looking forward to giving this young group the experience of this game,” said Berhlater on Monday.
In the last 10 World Cup qualifying games Mexico and the United States each have four wins and two draws. The last time they play against each other was in the World Cup qualifiers of 2018 and they ended with a 1-1 draw at the Azteca.
The 23-year-old suffered an ankle injury during the international window in September and it took him almost two months to recover. He was able to return to action and played a few minutes in the UEFA Champions League and the Premier League with Chelsea last week.
The United States men’s national team will host Mexico at the TQL stadium in Cincinnati for matchday seven of the World Cup qualifiers in CONCACAF. Historically this match-up is played in Columbus, but since the last time they faced each other there ‘El Tri’ defeated the USMNT 2-1 back in the World Cup qualifiers of 2016.
The soccer rivalry between Mexico and the United States grew more this year because of the two finals that ‘El Tri’ lost during the summer. They seek revenge and want to lose a third time in a row against the CONCACAF rivals in their road to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
“It is like every other rivalry, we don’t like each other and when the match starts everything becomes more tense on the pitch. The last two games are an example of that, it is always a war and even the tackles are harder,” said Pulisic during an interview with ESPN.
The USMNT is looking for their third consecutive win against Mexico this year in official tournaments.
Ricardo Pepi is one of the most promising young players in the United States men’s national team and several teams in Europe are keen on signing him during the winter transfer window. The 18-year-old will play with the USMNT during the international break in November and he could experience the rivalry between the United States and Mexico for the first time.
Prior to the November international window, the manager of Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel, sent a message to the USMNT about being cautious with Christian Pulisic’s minutes. Tuchel said that the 23-year-old still felt pain in his ankle and he should not play a lot after an almost two-month recovery.
Preview USA vs Mexico
Despite heading the eight team Concacaf Qatar 2022 qualifying group, Mexico will be out for revenge as they face the 'old enemy' in Cincinnati on Friday and look to avenge recent defeats in the recent Gold Cup and Nations League finals.
Hello and welcome to USA vs Mexico, 2022 Concacaf World Cup Qualifier Game that will be played Friday November 12th at TQL Stadium.