The Mexican soccer team was able to beat their rivals, the United States 3-0 in a very one-sided match at the MetLife Stadium. This result is quite disheartening for both the fans as well as the players of the United States soccer team since this loss was not their only one against their rivals.
In July this year, the Mexicans faced the United States in the final of the CONCACAF Gold cup. That particular match was important for the States since they not only would have liked to defeat their rivals but also help their fans forget about their son’s qualification to the FIFA World Cup in 2018.
The American side is quite a young one and would have liked to established themselves in the Gold Cup final but failed to do so. This recent encounter with the Mexican side further signified that there is still a long way to go for the young team. The Mexican side completely overpowered the uninspired United States team.
Goals from Javier Hernández, Érick Gutiérrez, and Uriel Antuna sealed the match for the Mexican side. Huge defensive blunders from the United States resulted in Hernandez and Antuna scoring in the 21st and 82nd minutes respectively. Gutiérrez was at the end of an amazing counter-attack and scored in the 78th minute.
The Mexican side completely outclassed their opponents with the United States showing little promise to score one back. Their best chance at getting a goal back came at the end on the 88th minute when Josh Sargent was unable to convert a penalty from the spot. His weak shot was easily dismissed by the Mexican goalkeeper Jonathan Orozco.
The United States is looking to create the best team possible, a young one at that, in the hopes of successfully perform at the 2020 FIFA World cup qualifiers from next year. The loss against Mexico certainly hampers their team credibility but Gregg Berhalter, the team’s head coach believes that his team played the match against their South American rivals in the way that he had always envisioned.