USA Soccer Shuts Out Mexico 2-0
USA Soccer has had a tough last few games. At the beginning of the month, they tied with Switzerland 1-1 after a Jozy Altidore red card. Prior to yesterday’s victory, the club is 1-4-3 in their last eight matches and in those games have given up 13 goals past the 80th minute mark.
That is why this home game against Mexico was so important to boost confidence: it is a statement match that proves USA is still as good as their World Cup performance. Best of all, this important victory was done before an ecstatic crowd of 64,639 screaming soccer fans in San Antonio.
The match was closely contested going into the second half, but it was youngster Jordan Morris who opened up the floodgates with his first international goal. He scored when Gyasi Zardes‘ pass was deflected off a defenseman to Morris and he had free range in front of the net.
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And the second goal put the game away in the 72nd minute. Juan Agudelo beautiful played a midfield pass from Michael Bradley, worked around the defender and put a 20-yard strike into the back of the net.
The two goals by Jordan Morris and Juan Agudelo pushed their undefeated streak against Mexico to six (3-0-3). On top of this, they have a current undefeated streak of 21 when on home soil. There next game is against the sixth-seed Netherlands on June 5, which shall be an interesting test for the struggling team.
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