One other traditional U.S.-Mexico matchup, one other 2–0 scoreline to add to the “Dos A Cero” lore of the rivalry.
With late objectives from winger Christian Pulisic—who got here on instead within the 69th minute—and midfielder Weston McKennie, the U.S. males’s nationwide crew cruised previous its bitter rival in Friday’s match to launch itself atop the Concacaf World Cup qualifying desk.
The win marks the tenth time the U.S. has topped Mexico by that very same scoreline and the fifth in World Cup qualifying. The final time the Individuals received by a two-goal margin was in a 2–0 win throughout 2014 World Cup qualifiers. A streak of 4 straight cycles was snapped in 2016, when Mexico received in Columbus, 2–1. However the custom was restored in one other Ohio metropolis, with the fixture moved to Cincinnati.
Friday’s victory is the third consecutive win by the U.S. over Mexico within the span of simply 5 months, after the Individuals received in further time in each the Gold Cup closing and Concacaf Nations League closing.
With one other large victory within the books echoing the historical past of the storied rivalry, U.S. males’s nationwide crew players from previous and current took to social media to share their pleasure.
The U.S. returns to motion Tuesday in Jamaica, wanting to journey the excessive of its victory with one other key three factors at stake on the street to Qatar.
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