The USMNT extends their winless streak at Estadio Azteca in World Cup qualifying
Both sides are on the verge of qualifying in CONCACAF
The game is over as Mexico and the USMNT settle for a scoreless draw. Both sides are on the verge of qualifying to the upcoming FIFA World Cup with this result. Thanks for watching the minute by minute with AS.com.
The fans at Estadio Azteca are demanding Gerardo Martino to part ways with the Mexico natioanl team.
Two of the five minutes of extra time are gone.
Alexis Vega gets a yellow card for simulating a foul inside the box.
Final minute of the 90.
Both sides seem happy with the scoreless draw at Estadio Azteca.
Kellyn Acosta attempts a shot from the distance that goes ove the goal.
Jordan Morris will replace Christian Pulisic, the final substitution for the USMNT.
Hirving Lozano with a clear chance to score a goal. The Napoli player found a little bit of a window on the right hand side, but his shot went over the goal.
Gorgeous combination from the USMNT. Kellyn Acosta plays a perfect ball to Gio Reyna and the Borussia Dortmund ace cushions the ball to Jordan Pefok inside the six-yard line and completely missed the goal.
The USMNT nearly self-destructs from a poor give away by Yunus Musah. Raul Jimenez tried to go past Walker Zimmerman and he goes down inside the box, but the VAR determined it was not a penalty kick.
DeAndre Yedlin blocks Tecatito Corona's nice cross from the right!
Yunus Musah goes down with an apparent right ankle injury and he will need some attention.
Good build up from Mexico. Tecatito Corona made a cross from the right flank looking for Raul Jimenez inside the box, but Walker Zimmerman was able to clear the ball.
Gio Reyna injured a hamstring in the opener last September and hasn’t played for the national team since. Last weekend for Borussia Dortmund, he got through his first 90-minute match since last summer.
“I’ve built up a lot of strength over the last, two months or three months. So, yeah, I’m pretty confident in my body at the moment,” Gio said. “It was great to get 90 minutes before coming into camp. It gave me a huge boost confidence knowing that I can do it now.”
Substitution for the USMNT. Ricardo Pepi and Tim Weah come out and they are replaced by Jordan Pefok and Gio Reyna.
Weak effort from Hirving Loano following a counter attack. The Napoli player was not able to hit the ball right and it was an easy save for Zack Steffen.
Chucky Lozano gets time and space down the left flank. The Napoli ace cuts down to his right side and his shot barely went wide.
Mexico is more purposeful with their possession and they are starting to advance their lines.
The U.S. has won in Mexico just once, coming in a 2012 international friendly, where Mexican-American striker Michael Orozco scored the winner in the 80th minute of a 1-0 win.
Mexico won the first five meetings against the U.S. at Azteca in qualifying, with the first ever point for the Americans came before the 1998 World Cup, drawing 0-0 in November 1997.
The United States has played nine total World Cup qualifiers in Mexico over the years, and there has not been a single occasion where the Americans have recorded a win. In the nine games, six have ended in defeat and three have been a draw, including the last meeting back in 2017.
Mexico answers back with Hirving Lozano running down the right flank and puts a dangerous ball inside the box, but no one was on the end of it.
The USMNT going on the offensive since the start. Kellyn Acosta gives Christian Pulisic a great through ball and the Chelsea ace was able to make a shot from a tight angle that was blocked by Guillermo Ochoa, once again.
The second half has started!
It is all level at half-time and we will be back for the second 45 minutes.
Hector Herrera gave a great ball to Hirving Lozano, but the Napoli player tried to one-time the ball as he was entering the box and his shot went nowhere. An easy save for Zack Steffen.
Tim Weah picks up a yellow card and he will also miss the match against Panama on Sunday night.
NO WAY! What a great play from the USMNT. Tim Weah put in a perfect low cross to Christian Pulisic inside the box, but the strike was directed at Guillermo Ochoa, who was in the right place to send the ball to the corner kick.
Very sloppy game so far with a lot of fouls being committed from both sides.
What a missed opportunity from Mexico after getting the ball back using high pressure. Hirving Lozano gave the ball to Tecatito Corona, but his touch was heavy and Zack Steffen came out to take it away. A better control from the Sevilla ace and the story would've been different.
DeAndre Yedlin picks up a costly yellow card and he will miss the upcoming match against Panama.
Kellyn Acosta goes for goal form the distance, but Guillermo Ochoa was able to secure the ball on the free kick attempt.
Promising opportunity from the USMNT on a dead ball situation.
Edson Alvarez is booked after bringing down Christian Pulisic.
WOW! What an answer from the USMNT. Robinson made a great run down the left flank and made a low cross to Yunus Musah. The Valencia midfielder struck the ball with his left foot and forced Guillermo Ochoa to make an impressive save. Great opportunity from the visiting side.
Nothing happened after the corner kick, but on the following play, Tecatito Corona received the ball on the right flank and made a perfect cross for Cesar Montes. The Monterrey defender was able to head the ball, but Zack Steffen blocked the attempt.
Corner kick for Mexico, the first one of the night.
Free kick from Tecatito Corona looking for Johan Vazquez in the back post, but the Mexican defender jumped too early and missed the ball.
Miles Robinson picks up a yellow card for an early obstruction.
Good moments from the USMNT. Playing with confidence, pressing the ball and they are off to a good start at Estadio Azteca.
Missed opportunity from Kelly Acosta that couldn't put the ball on target following a set piece.
Great start from the USMNT. DeAndre Yedlin with a cross from the right flank looking for Ricardo Pepi, but Guillermo Ochoa was able to clear the danger away.
The game has started! The biggest rivalry in CONCACAF at Estadio Azteca. Who will win?
After 11 rounds of matches in the final phase of the eight team qualifying group, surprise package remain unbeaten Canada (25 points) have a four-point cushion over the United States and Mexico. Panama are fourth with 17 points.
With three games still to be played , the top three teams will represent CONCACAF in Qatar while the fourth-placed finisher will face a team from Oceania in an intercontinental playoff for a place at the World Cup.
One of the most anticipated fixtures during the international window of March is between the United States and Mexico for the World Cup qualifiers in CONCACAF. The biggest rivalry of the area will take place at the Azteca stadium and the three points are crucial for both sides' aspiration to book a direct spot to Qatar in November.
The USMNT have five confirmed injuries, with Brenden Aaronson, Weston McKennie, Chris Richards, Matt Turner and Sergiño Dest all out for the final batch of World Cup qualifiers. This means that Christian Pulisic will have to lead the team in the final three games in order to secure a top-three finish in the round-robin tournament and their ticket to Qatar in November.
The ‘golden generation’ of the United States men’s national team knows what it takes to defeat the Mexico national team at the biggest stages. Last year, the USMNT defeated Mexico in the CONCACAF Nations League final in overtime and a month later they beat them again in the Gold Cup final to win back-to-back trophies against their biggest rivals in CONCACAF.
It is almost impossible not to talk about Landon Donovan prior to a game between the United States and the Mexico. The former LA Galaxy legend will never be forgotten by Mexico’s fans because of the goals he scored every time they play against each other.
“This is the weakest Mexican team I have seen in my life, this is a great opportunity to beat them at the Azteca Stadium,” said Alexi Lalas. “This Mexican team reminds me of the 2017 United States team, where a generation of players was coming to its end. If Mexico qualifies, their coach, Gerardo Martino, will have to think about making big changes for the World Cup in Qatar, because the World Cup is for young people.”
USMNT defender Reggie Cannon has received a confirmed positive test result for COVID and will not be available for selection.
Gregg Berhalter's United States stand on the cusp of securing a place at the 2022 World Cup with many soccer fans hoping for redemption after the US missed out at a place in the 2018 Russia competition.
The US sit in second place in the group of eight in the CONCACAF standings with the top three securing a place in Qatar and the fourth place side having to face the uncertainty of an inter-conference play-off against the winner from the ongoing Oceania qualifying process, with New Zealand strong favourites.
The United States men’s national team head into an international week that will decide their 2022 World Cup fate, as they play their final three games in qualifying for the tournament. Having failed to reach the finals four years ago, the Stars and Stripes are attempting to make it to the World Cup for the first time since 2014.
Mexico is aiming to qualify for its eighth straight FIFA World Cup and 17th overall. El Tri has only missed the tournament on three occasions, having failed to qualify in 1974 and 1982 and being banned from the 1990 competition after fielding overage players in the 1988 Concacaf U-20 Championship.
Mexico captain Andrés Guardado will miss Thursday's World Cup qualifier against the USA. Forward Rogelio Funes Mori and defender Julio César Domínguez are also out through injury. Guardado picked up a thigh playing for La Liga side Real Betis against Atlético Madrid on March 6.
The United States men’s national team will be without a number of injured regulars when they visit Mexico in a crunch World Cup qualifying clash this Thursday.
Goalkeeper Matt Turner, defenders Chris Richards and Sergiño Dest, midfielder Weston McKennie and forward Brenden Aaronson are all unavailable to head coach Gregg Berhalter, as the USMNT chase what would be a historic win in Mexico.
Since the early 90s, the Mexican national side have been ever-presents at all World Cup competitions with a 1988 FIFA ban depriving 'El Tri' from playing at Italia 1990 due to a scandal involving Mexico playing over-age players at youth competitions.
Mexico and the USMNT are tied on 21 points in the eight team group with three sides automatically progressing to Qatar with three games remaining.
CONCACAF rivals Mexico and the USA will clash in what's expected to be an entertaining and intense World Cup 2022 qualifier on Thursday night in Mexico City.
Both squads are tied with 21 points, with the US sitting second with a better goal average than El Tri, in the third position. The Mexicans grabbed eight out of a possible nine points in the last qualification window, while Gregg Berhalter's men thrashed Honduras 3-0 in February.
Hello and welcome to Mexico vs USA, 2022 Concacaf World Cup Qualifier that will be played Thursday at Estadio Azteca, Mexico City.