Once again, the United States deals another blow to Mexican pride


Sports Editorial, March 24 (EFE).

The United States defeated Mexico 0-2 on Sunday and retained the CONCACAF Nations League title in the final match held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington (Texas).

Tyler Adams and Gio Reyna scored the goals for the Americans.

At the end of the first half, Adams received an assist from Weston McKennie and converted it from outside the area before 'Memo' Ochoa was helpless.

The United States consolidated its dominance at the start of the second half against an increasingly insecure opponent, who at times resorted to rough play.

In the 63rd minute, Reina made it 2-0 and at the same time nullified the trio's ability to respond.

Coach Jaime Lozano sent top scorer Santiago Jimenez and midfielder Urbelin Pineda onto the field with minimal results.

Frustrated, pro-Mexican fans began chanting a homophobic shout that they usually repeat against the opposing team's goalkeeper when things go wrong.

In the 88th minute, referee Drew Fisher stopped the match due to the lack of attendance of the fans, who screamed again after the start of the second half, which prompted Fisher to stop the actions again seconds before the end.

The United States, who slowed down in the final 20 minutes, held on to win well at the back to win their third UEFA Nations League title in three editions of the tournament.

– data sheet:

0. Mexico: Guillermo Ochoa, Jorge Sanchez, Cesar Montes, Johan Vazquez, Jesus Gallardo (Gerardo Arteaga, m.92); Luis Chavez (Luis Romo, d. 80), Edson Alvarez, Eric Sanchez (Santiago Jimenez, d. 65); Uriel Antuna (Urbelín Pineda, m.65), Henri Martín and Hirving Lozano.

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Coach: Jaime Lozano.

2. USA: Matt Turner; Serginio Dest, Tim Ream, Chris Richards, Anthony Robinson; Gio Reyna (Younes Musa, m.79), Tyler Adams (Johnny Carsuso, m.46), Weston McKennie, Tim Weah (Malik Tillman, m.92); Alhaji Wright (Folarin Balogun, m.66) and Christian Pulisic (Brenden Aaronson, m.92).

Coach: Gregg Berhalter.

Goals: 0-1, 45th minute. Tyler Adams. 2-0, 63rd minute: Gio Reyna.

Referee: Canadian Drew Fisher booked Weston McKennie, Johan Vazquez, Edson Alvarez, Uriel Antuna and Santiago Jimenez.

Incidents: The CONCACAF Nations League final was played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

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