The USMNT put together a strong first-half against Mexico on Wednesday night at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ in a 2-2 draw.
With US coach Jurgen Klinsmann starting an MLS lineup, Michael Bradley opened the scoring for the USMNT in the 14th minute. Bradley scored from a Graham Zusi corner, with the USMNT responding to early pressure from Mexico with pressure of their own. Bradley setup the USMNT’s second goal with Chris Wondolowski scoring in the 28th minute.
Mexico responded after halftime with Rafa Marquez pulling a goal back in the 49th minute. Alan Pulido equalized for Mexico in the 67th minute.
USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann used several substitutes, bringing Landon Donovan, Clarence Goodson, and Julian Green on in the 59th minute. Green made his international debut for the senior USMNT squad, completing a process that started with his change of international association a few weeks ago. Klinsmann went to his bench again in the 64th minute, bringing on Eddie Johnson. It was Johnson with the USMNT’s best chance in the second-half, with a goal called back in the 85th minute. Replays showed the goal was onside.
— GAME REPORT —
Match: U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Mexico
Date: April 2, 2014
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: University of Phoenix Stadium; Glendale, Ariz.
Kickoff: 8 p.m. PT
Weather: 90 degrees, humid
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 2 0 2
MEX 0 2 2
USA – Michael Bradley (Graham Zusi) 15th minute
USA – Chris Wondolowski (Michael Bradley) 28
MEX – Rafael Marquez (Marco Fabian) 49
MEX – Alan Pulido 67
USA: 1-Nick Rimando; 6-Tony Beltran (2-DeAndre Yedlin, 72), 3-Omar Gonzalez, 5-Matt Besler (21-Clarence Goodson, 59), 15-Michael Parkhurst; 14-Kyle Beckerman (7-Maurice Edu, 72), 19-Graham Zusi (10-Landon Donovan, 59), 11-Brad Davis (9-Julian Green, 59), 4-Michael Bradley; 17-Chris Wondolowski (18-Eddie Johnson, 64), 8-Clint Dempsey (capt.)
Substitutions Not Used: 12-Sean Johnson, 16-Luis Gil, 22-Bill Hamid
Head coach: Jurgen Klinsmann
MEX: 23-Moisés Muñoz (1-Alfredo Talavera, 46); 28-Rogelio Chávez (22-Paúl Aguilar, 63), 6-Juan Carlos Valenzuela, 4-Rafael Márquez (capt.), 2-Francisco Javier Rodríguez; 27-Carlos Peña (9-Raúl Jiménez, 46), 17-Jesús Zavala, 7-Miguel Layun (16-Miguel Ángel Ponce, 68); 11-Alán Pulido, 18-Isaac Brizuela (10-Luis Montes, 57), 8-Marco Fabián
Substitutions Not Used: 5-Enrique Pérez, 26-Juan Carlos Medina
Head coach: Miguel Herrera
Stats Summary: USA / MEX
Shots: 9 / 13
Shots on Goal: 3 / 6
Saves: 4 / 1
Corner Kicks: 3 / 9
Fouls: 16 / 15
Offside: 3 / 1
MEX – Miguel Angel Ponce (caution) 76th minute
USA – DeAndre Yedlin (caution) 83
Referee: Roberto Moreno (PAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Daniel Williamson (PAN)
Assistant Referee 2: Ricardo Morgan (JAM)
Fourth Official: Jafeth Perea (PAN)