- The World Cup qualifiers for the soccer World Cup in Qatar 2022 are present
- The great rivalry of CONCACAF, the United States and Mexico clashed in Cincinnati
- The United States was the winner and shows that it is the Giant of CONCACAF
United States Mexico. The Aztec team faced their counterpart from the United States in the World Cup qualifying rounds towards the Qatar World Cup in 2022, where both teams not only compete for first place in the group, but also wanted to show who the CONCACAF giant is.
On this occasion, the game was played at the TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, where the Mexicans were humiliated by the Americans who have shown to have a much higher level than Mexico. With two goals the United States defeated those led by Tata Martino, remaining as momentary leaders.
United States defeats Mexico
The scorers were the European stars Christian Pulisic and Miles Robinson, who left goalkeeper Memo Ochoa down, the first goal came at minute 74 with a forceful header from the Chelsea figure. The second went to 80 with an impossible lethal shot for the Mexican goalkeeper.
It is worth mentioning that this was the third consecutive defeat of the Argentine Gerardo Martino against the United States, showing that he cannot find a way to play against the Americans. During the match, Chaka Rodríguez was expelled for a reckless and irresponsible play
United States vs. Mexico: First half
During the first 45 minutes it can be mentioned that it was a very even game, where both teams showed a level well below expectations. With few arrivals in the arches, both teams went to halftime tied zero goals, where there was no one who will dominate the game in Cincinatti.
Despite the fact that Mexico came out showing its best offense, they could not put the American goalkeeper in trouble, who had a relaxed and calm first half. For his part, Guillermo Ochoa had a similar first half, seeing an outstanding performance from his defense, who were playing together for the first time.
United States vs. Mexico: The leader faced the sub-leader
Those led by the Argentine Gerardo Martino came to this meeting located in the first place in the CONCACAF zone, with 14 units during the first 6 games to reach the World Cup. For their part, the Americans came just below the Mexicans with 11 points.
During this 2021 Mexico has faced the United States twice, both were in a final and in the games the defeat was for the ‘tricolor’ squad, a situation that left Mexico’s selected teams hurt. This time the game was played at the TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, to have a rematch, according to El Universal.
United States vs. Mexico: For the first time they changed headquarters
The Aztec National Team arrived with a thirst for revenge, after falling the last two times that they saw each other: First in the Nations League final, by a score of 3-2, in overtime; and the second time was in the Gold Cup, also in the title match, with another goal after 90 minutes.
For the first time this game changed its venue, since previously the clashes were held in Columbus, but it was in March when the Americans announced that they were going to change places to play the match against the Mexicans, who did not arrive as favorites at all. .
United States vs. Mexico: How did both teams take to the pitch?
For this confrontation the Mexican team jumped onto the field with Guillermo Ochoa in goal and as captain, the defense was made up of Cata Domínguez, Johan Vázquez, Luis Rodríguez and Jesús Gallardo. The midfield was covered by Edson Álvarez, Héctor Herrera and Luis Romo. And in the attack the trident of fear Jesús Corona, Hirving Lozano and Raúl Jiménez.
While the locals sent their star goalkeeper Zack Steffen onto the field, the defenders were DeAndre Yedlin, Walker Zimmerman, Tyler Adams (Captain) and Antonee Robinson. The midfield was made up of Yunus Musah, Weston McKennie and the Mexican-American Ricardi Pepi. The forwards were Brenden Aaronson, Miles Robinson and Tim Weah.
Surprises in the starting lineup
The big surprise for the Aztec team was that Tata Martino lined up the defender of the Cruz Azul club, the defender Cata Domínguez accompanied by the European Johan Vázquez who is experiencing a great moment in the Italian League. Both players had never played together, much less started a match.
Both central defenders dumbbells to prevent the United States forward from doing damage to Memo Ochoa’s cabin. During the 90 minutes the Mexicans were solid in defense, drying up the American attackers, being that it is the first time they play together, according to ESPN. Filed Under: United States Mexico.
Did you save your stars?
On this occasion, Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino sacrificed some of his best men for their first match on this FIFA Date, despite the fact that they are all in good condition. And all the elements that participated in the game were shown with a high level playing you for you.
On this occasion, an experienced of the stature of Andrés Guardado, who participated for the last time with the national team on October 7 in the ‘first leg’ against Canada, will ‘warm up’ the bench, as well as Roberto Alvarado, the ‘brain’ of Gerardo Martino and who started in the last friendly, against Ecuador, according to ESPN. Filed Under: United States Mexico.
Martino and the lack of goal
The summer of 2021 is bitter for Mexico coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino and for several selected also after losing two consecutive finals against the United States. This puts an end to Martino’s honeymoon with the specialized press and with the fans in Mexico. The Argentine coach is in trouble in the most important phase of his process, the tie to Qatar 2022.
Criticism for the lack of a goal has not been long in coming and the ghost of elements such as Javier “Chicharito” Hernández gains strength against Martino who does not summon him to the so-called Nations League, Gold Cup or Olympic Games. But the “Tata” dies with his idea, not to mention that he already becomes stubborn when choosing his players, and suddenly he also shows signs that the group has gotten out of control. Filed Under: United States Mexico.
Defeats that hurt against the United States
“Yes they are painful defeats, of which we must pass the necessary experience, but ultimately we seek to continue improving within a proposal that we also want to move forward,” said Martino. This last summer when the national team was experiencing a moment of crisis against the US national teams.
On the contrary, Martino qualified both defeats against ‘Las Barras y las Estrellas’, with which, in effect, the National Team cedes control of CONCACAF. Many people were already asking for the Argentine’s head after the poor results he has had since his arrival on the bench in Mexico, but the Federation has given him absolute confidence. Filed Under: United States Mexico.
Mexico was better in both games
But the Argentine coach endorsed that the circumstances that led to the setbacks do not explain, or define, the style of play of his selected. During the confrontations, the United States has shown a level not so superior to that of Mexico, however it has been enough to defeat the Aztecs.
However, Martino accepted that his leaders lose gas in the second half and gave control of the party to the United States. The overtime, he considered, was a bump for both teams, until the goal that killed Mexico arrived. Filed Under: United States Mexico.