Christian Pulisic recalls the 2-0 triumph over Mexico as “crazy”


The U.S. men’s national team triumphed 2-0 against North American rivals Mexico on Friday night and became the leader of the Concacaf 2022 World Cup qualifying table with 14 points.

The American team held their own for the first 45 minutes of the match before making the necessary breakthrough in the second half.

Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic came on as a substitute in the 59th minute and became an immediate threat to Mexico. He was only on the pitch for five minutes before combining with Tim Weah and finding the back of the net to score the first goal of the match.

Juventus player Weston McKennie then secured the victory in the 85th minute by shooting off a low, clinical finish past Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa and into the net.

“It was incredible, and the fans did it all much better,” Pulisic said after the match.

“They really came out tonight. It was so loud in there. Such moments are what we live for. It was really a crazy match but it was what we expected. It was hard to break them down. I’m glad I could come in and help us. In the end, there are three huge points. “

This is the third time in a row that USMNT has defeated Mexico in 2021 after victories in the Nations League and Gold Cup final. They have not succeeded 3-0 against their North American rivals since the mid-2000s.

“They understand what we’re about and we understand what they’re about,” Pulisic continued.

“That’s what makes a fantastic rivalry, and I’m just very happy that we were able to get to the top again tonight. We knew it would always be a good match against Mexico, and getting three points just helps us get much closer to the qualifiers. to the World Cup. “

The American side now leads the Concacaf table, equal to Mexico on points but surpasses its rivals on goal difference.

They travel to Jamaica on Tuesday when the World Cup qualifiers continue.

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