The USMNT vs Mexico rivalry resumed on Friday at MetLife Stadium with Mexico recording a 3-0 win. Mexico benefited from the return of their first choice attacking players with Chicharito Hernandez opening the scoring in the 21st minute. Erick Gutierrez doubled the lead in the 78th minute with Uriel Antuna making it 3-0 in the 82nd. Josh Sargent had an 88th minute penalty saved by Mexico goalkeeper Jonathan Orozco.
"I think it's a game in which we need to be smarter with some of the plays that we make," US midfielder Wil Trapp told FS1.… "They're a team that presses well. I think at times we were a little naive in how we were playing out. We just have to be brave and continue to play."
The USMNT returns to action on Tuesday at Busch Stadium in St Louis against 5th-ranked Uruguay (8pm ET - FS1).
Prior to the start of the game, the US Soccer Federation honored goalkeeper Tim Howard who is retiring at the end of the 2019 MLS season. Howard had 121 appearances for the USMNT, the first honoree under a new USSF policy that will recognize retiring players with at least 100 caps.
-- GAME REPORT --
Match: U.S. Men's National Team vs. Mexico
Date: September 6, 2019
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: MetLife Stadium; East Rutherford, N.J.
Kickoff: 9 p.m. ET
Weather: 62 degrees; cloudy
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 0 0
MEX 1 2 3
MEX - Javier Hernández (Jesús Manuel Corona) 21st minute
MEX - Érick Gutiérrez (Héctor Herrera) 78
MEX - Uriel Antuna (Hirving Lozano) 82
USA: 1-Zack Steffen (capt.), 20-Reggie Cannon, 4-Walker Zimmerman (22-Miles Robinson, 58), 3-Aaron Long, 18-Sergiño Dest (16-Daniel Lovitz, 67); 8-Weston McKennie, 6-Wil Trapp (17-Sebastian Lletget, 77), 15-Alfredo Morales (14-Jackson Yueill, 90); 21-Tyler Boyd (11-Jordan Morris, 58'), 9-Gyasi Zardes (19-Josh Sargent, 67), 10-Christian Pulisic
Substitutes not used: 12-Sean Johnson, 7-Cristian Roldan, 13-Tim Ream, 24-Paxton Pomykal
Head coach: Gregg Berhalter
MEX: 1-Jonathan Orozco; 21-Jorge Sánchez, 5-Diego Reyes, 15-Héctor Moreno, 23-Jesús Gallardo (31-Fernando Navarro, 87); 8-Carlos Rodríguez (7-Orbelín Pineda, 89), 16-Héctor Herrera, 18-Andrés Guardado (25-Érick Gutiérrez, 77), 24-Roberto Alvarado (26-Uriel Antuna, 76), 17-Jesús Manuel Corona (22-Hirving Lozano, 70), 14-Javier Hernández (29-Alexis Vega, 87)
Substitutes not used: 13-Guillermo Ochoa, 3-Carlos Salcedo, 4-Edson Álvares, 6-Jonathan Dos Santos, 10-Luis Montes, 9-Raúl Jiménez
Head coach: Gerardo Martino
Stats Summary: USA / MEX
Shots: 6 / 10
Shots on Goal: 4 / 4
Saves: 1 / 4
Corner Kicks: 1 / 3
Fouls: 17 / 17
Offside: 1 / 1
USA - Aaron Long (caution) 45th minute
MEX -Alfredo Morales (caution) 58
MEX -Jorge Sánchez (caution) 58
MEX -Javier Hernández (caution) 74
Referee: Joel Aguilar (SLV)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Zumba (SLV)
Assistant Referee 2: Douglas Bermudez (SLV)
4th Official: Ivan Barton (SLV)
Photo by John Dorton - ISIPhotos.com