USMNT def. Mexico (2-0) for 3rd Time in Calendar Year to Secure Crucial Points in World Cup Qualifying
A new era in the USMNT-Mexico rivalry? It appears that way. When U.S. stars Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie scored to fuel the Americans to a 2-0 win over El Tri on Friday night in Cincinnati, they also secured three points and took over the top of the standings in CONCACAF. The match was a scoreless dogfight until Christian Pulisic (74’) and Weston McKennie (85’) slammed the door. The rivalry took on a new level of edginess with Pulisic’s undershirt mocking Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa. And by night’s end, it was the third victory over Mexico in the calendar year for the USA — and a statement win to boot.
Watch: USMNT def. Mexico (2-0)
1. USA — 14 points (+7 GD)
2. Mexico — 14 points (+5 GD)
3. Canada — 13 points (+7 GD)
4. Panama — 11 points (+1 GD)
5. Costa Rica — 6 points (-2 GD)
6. Jamaica — 6 points (-4 GD)
7. El Salvador — 6 points (-5 GD)
8. Honduras — 3 points (-9 GD)
*14 total matches will be played through March 2022. Positions 1-3 qualify for World Cup. Position 4 enters playoff.
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