USA Trumped by Mexico as DeAndre Yedlin watches on
Another shock result on the other side of the pond has seen a World Cup qualifier scoreline of USA 1 Mexico 2.
After the comments made about Mexico/Mexicans by Donald Trump in the Presidential race for the White House, this match was always going to carry an extra edge.
A remarkable sequence has seen the two countries meet in the last four lots of World Cup qualifying and come out with exactly the same result, the USA winning 2-0 each time against Mexico on home soil.
What’s more, it is 15 years since the United States lost any World Cup qualifier at home, a run stretching 32 matches since losing to Honduras in 2001.
Friday night saw Mexico win their first game on US soil since 1972 and how they celebrated.
Jurgen Klinsmann had gone with what would prove a disastrous 3-4-3 formation and no place for Newcastle’s DeAndre Yedlin.
Mexico took advantage and control as they hit post and bar, as well as the back of the net, in a first half they dominated, going in 1-0 up at the break and Klinsmann changing to a 4-4-2.
The USA equalised through Wood five minutes into the second-half but the visitors still looked the better team and got their reward with a minute to go, Marquez scoring the winner.
DeAndre Yedlin had eventually got his chance on 74 minutes when replacing Chandler but had little chance to get into the game.
Good news for Newcastle fans that Yedlin played only 16 minutes but Jurgen Klinsmann looks sure to make changes when travelling to Costa Rica on Tuesday for what now looks a much more difficult game for the USA, losing two qualifying matches in a row wouldn’t be fatal, but still not great, so early in the qualification process.
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