The U.S. Men’s National Team had an exciting 2-0 win over Mexico at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday. The Mexico-USA game is always promised to be a thriller due to the long standing rivalry between the neighboring nations. U.S. defender and Texas native, Omar Gonzalez, spoke about his excitement to play at home and contribute to the effort against Mexico:
“This rivalry is very important, you never want to lose to your neighbor. In the past, these games have been awesome to watch and they’ve been really tough games and important games. I’m Mexican-American and that has a lot to do with it as well. There’s just a lot of history in these games and they’re always exciting to be a part of.”
Continued Success Against Mexico
A sell-out crowd of 64,369 looked on as Jordan Morris and Juan Agudelo scored the only goals of the game. This was Morris’s first starting game and first international goal of his National Team career. Within minutes after subbing in for Morris, Agudelo brought down a long ball by Michael Bradley and sent the ball into the goal between Mexico's Goalkeeper, Cirilo Saucedo, and the left post. The U.S. has yet to lose to Mexico in six games, and have yet to lose on home soil in 21 games.
Up Next: On June 5th the USMNT will face the Netherlands at Amsterdam Arena. The game will be available to watch on ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMás, and UDN at 2:30 p.m. ET.
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