It wasn’t pretty, but the United States Men’s National Team beat Mexico in Mexico for the first time in history Wednesday. The USA v Mexico game was played in Azteca Stadium in Mexico, beginning at 8:00PM. If you missed the goals and highlights of the USA v Mexico game, don’t worry. Take a look at the USA v Mexico video below and keep reading for more information on the match.
USA v Mexico Goals and Highlights VIDEO
Match Highlights via The Guardian:
16 mins: Creeeeeeaaaak. The US defense is holding out, but a short corner was just worked for a cross to the back post where Chicharito was totally unmarked. The USA were relieved to see it fly over his head. They try to build an attack of their own but are bossed off the ball in the final third.
28 mins: Again the Mexicans press round the US box and now they have a throw, which the US try to play their way out of trouble from, only to concede a soft turnover from Jones in dangerous territory. Picking up the ball, Milo steps forward and fizzes a shot past Howard’s right post.
36 mins: Howard barrels out to kick a soft first touch by Cameron clear, as Chicharito looks to pounce. Another Mexican corner arrives in a dangerous area at the edge of the six yard box, but the ref has blown for an infringement anyway.
56 mins: GREAT CHANCE as Hernandez whips a nasty ball across goal and Cameron, racing towards his own goal, executes a brilliant flick clear to stop Chicharito bundling home at close range.
76 mins: HOW DID HE MISS THAT? Chicharito breaks away from Edu to meet a Hernandez cross, but at point blank range can only deflect the ball past the far post with his head. Best chance for Mexico, who’ll stretch the US defense with the two strikers on, for the rest of this game. But all of a sudden there’s not much of the “rest of this game” to go.
80 mins: GOAL!: MEXICO 0 USA 1 (OROZCO!) Well, well, well. Shea barrels between two men on the left and cuts the ball inside for Boyd, with his back to goal. The attacker improvises a cheeky back heel and Orozco, who JUST came on a couple of minutes ago pokes home. Surely not…
Mexico Starting XI: Ochoa; Nilo, Maza, Meza; Viniegra, Reyna, Zavala, Berrera, Guardado; Hernandez
USA Starting XI: Howard (c); Johnson, Cameron, Edu, Castillo; Jones, Beckerman, Williams, Torres; Donovan, Gomez