USMNT-Mexico meet in Nashville

Jose Verdugo
Setiembre 14, 2018

Tyler Adams scored his first worldwide goal, four minutes after Angel Zaldivar was ejected for a studs-up tackle, and the United States rebounded from a poor first half for a 1-0 victory over Mexico on Tuesday night, the Americans' first win over their rival in three years.

Angel Zaldivar was handed a red card two minutes later for a late tackle on USA midfielder Wil Trapp, but it was the Lainez-Miazga incident that was the talking point of the game, with Lainez pointing out that being tall doesn't equate to being good.

Both teams arrived into Nashville under similar circumstances - squads led by interim coaches that prioritized youth for their respective starting lineups.

Four minutes after the card, second-half substitute Antonee Robinson delivered a low cross into the area that evaded multiple Mexico defenders.

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A sequence in the 37th minute provided a glimpse of Mexico's emerging generation. ESPN's Sebastian Salazar reported McKennie - who plays for German side Schalke 04 - told medical staff the setback was a non-contact injury, rather than a result of a knee-to-knee contact.

It's a great win for the U.S. They get a nice win over its rival and create some really positive vibes in the process.

The unbeaten in its last 12 friendlies against Mexico, its last loss of the kind being in 1999 in San Diego.

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