SANTA MONICA – Just days after an outstanding World Cup Qualifier against Trinidad and Tobago, the USMNT took on their toughest opponent yet: Mexico. They travelled down to play at the Estadio Azteco in Mexico, where they have a long, difficult history. The USMNT have only managed to come out of that stadium with a point twice in their history of playing there. After Sunday’s game, however, make that three times. The USMNT earned a point for their 1-1 tie against Mexico.
The game started out beautifully for the USMNT. Just six minutes into the match, Michael Bradley made the goal of his life. Going through a few defenders, he chipped the ball towards the goal from 35 yards out. The ball went just over the goalkeeper’s head and swished into the top corner of the net. In what many are calling one of the best goals of all time, Bradley put the USMNT up 1-0 against Mexico.
?? Michael Bradley…
? With a wonder chip. #USAvMEX
— Sky Sports FF (@SkyFantasyFooty) June 12, 2017
That lead, however, didn’t last too long. In minute 23, Carlos Vela responded for Mexico, sliding the ball past two defenders, the USMNT goalie, and into the low corner of the net. This tied the game up 1-1.
The rest of the match was a lopsided fight with Mexico dominating possession and getting many promising chances. Despite this, neither Mexico nor the United States managed to get the ball into the back of the net again for the duration of the match, with the final score being 1-1.
Next in World Cup Qualifiers, the USMNT will take on Costa Rica on September 1.
Photos by ISI.