The 2022/23 CONCACAF Nations League Championship has entered its final stage and the main tournament was held in Loyalty Stadium From Las Vegas, Nevada, where one of the semi-final matches was played. In a new edition of the region's classic, The United States did not face any problems and defeated the Mexican team led by Diego Coca 3-0.Who was severely questioned after his erratic start to the cycle at the helm tripartite.
Chelsea striker, Christian Pulisic, was the impressive figure in the match, scoring two goals. The other goal for the local team was the work of Ricardo Pepe, the Dutch Groningen striker. however, One of the main heroes of the day was midfielder Weston McKennie.
Defender Cesar Montes hit striker Folarin Balogun with a strong and unnecessary kick from behind, which led to a scandalous brawl in the middle of the field. One of the most prolific complaints towards an Espanyol de Barcelona footballer was the Leeds United player, who after some clashes with his rivals… It ended up ruining his shirt.
The former Schalke and Juventus player, 24 years old, before changing his shirt for a new one, He passed by the bench, looking at one of the stands, kissing the shieldThis sparked a reaction from the visiting public, who chose to throw back some drinks.
This fight was given to Salvadoran referee Ivan Barton Cisneros He did not hesitate to expel both Montes and McKinney. Later too American Serginio Dest and Mexican Gerardo Arteaga received red cards. They ended up playing nine against nine.
McKennie also previously had another gesture against Mexican fans. He celebrated his side's second goal with Pulisic by playing a classic game of rock-paper-scissors. The midfielder turned his “scissors” into a “two” because of the goals scored by the United States team in the match.
It is worth noting that the last minutes of the match were interrupted due to anti-gay shouts, so the match was stopped twice 12 minutes were added to compensate.
The issue escalated to the point that CONCACAF issued a statement hours after the match: “The chants heard during the match caused the anti-discrimination protocol to be activated by the referees. Furthermore, Security personnel expelled a number of fans due to their unacceptable behavior in the stadium. These events were extremely disappointing and spoiled what should have been a positive occasion to showcase quality football in our area. The Confederation is in the process of urgently examining more details and reports from security and party officials, and will issue a new statement soon.“.
The United States will now go in search of the title against Canada Also next Sunday in Las Vegas. For its part, Mexico will try to climb to the podium in its confrontation with Panama.
Summary of the USA 3-0 Mexico match: