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USMNT vs. Mexico: Live Commentary

Concacaf’s top two National Teams will square off once again jostling for supremacy in the federation.

The U.S. Men’s National Team takes on Gold Cup winners Mexico in East Rutherford, N.J. Friday night, looking to exact revenge on its rivals. Mexico downed the USMNT 1-0 in July to claim an eighth all-time Gold Cup title.

For Gregg Berhalter’s team this will be the first of two friendlies in the coming week. Following the date with Mexico at MetLife Stadium, the team will face Uruguay at St. Louis’ Busch Stadium.

Zack Steffen wears the captain’s armband tonight for the USMNT, while Sergino Dest gets his first start with the senior squad. Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie headline an attack which also features Tyler Boyd and Gyasi Zardes. John Brooks is out due to a groin injury, while Brad Guzan also misses out.

The Mexican National Team is trotting a second-choice lineup, with regular starters Guillermo Ochoa, Raul Jimenez and Edson Alvarez on the bench ahead of next week’s friendly against Argentina. It’s still a very strong El Tri side, with Chicharito, Hector Herrera and Andres Guardado among the standouts:

The SBI editorial staff will be providing live on-site commentary on this evening’s match so feel free to follow the action here. As always, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions (NOT play-by-play commentary) in the comments section below.

Enjoy the match.


  1. We also need to be playing a 4 4 2 and pullisic needs to be in the center of the midfield as a #10 with freedom to roam the field. Altidore and someone else needs to be in at foward. We need to play to our strengths I have come to the conclusion that a defensive team playing to in a counter attack style is our best bet. Americans are good in running transitions in all sports and in the 2002 world cup we where two games away from the world cup final playing a counter attack style in the 2009 confederations cup we made it to the final playing the same counter attacking style of soccer. We always gave Mexico a run for their money playing that way. Then klinnsman came and wanted a possession style attacking play but I think Americans aren’t good at this it even showed tonight. The only thing close to this style of soccer was at the 2019 u20 world cup with coach tab ramos. May god or something help us.

  2. Pulisic should just retire from the national team and focus on his club career. Why put yourself through getting destroyed playing away matches in your own country. Its just depressing.

  3. Don’t know Berhalter is teaching those guys, playing around your box under pressure is plain stupid. A high school goalie wouldn’t make that mistake.

  4. If you give the automatic red card for the slap to the face you probably don’t need to make the dramatic I’m taking charge of this game on the shoulder tackle.

  5. HT: USMNT 0 – Mexico 1. Hernandez with the lone goal so far, his 52nd career all time. Nobody has played well for the U.S. so far. Expect some changes after the break. More to come from MetLife

    • We’ve been happy to play up the left for Pulisic and they’re pretty happy with their Corona vs Dest matchup so not much for Boyd or Trapp on our right side to do. Have to rewatch the goal to see if either could have done more but Chicharito shouldn’t have been withers assignment.

    • Just watched the replay of the Weston turnover that should have been 2-0. He was put in a terrible position but yikes that was bad defense by Trapp

  6. Having CP out wide seems to be drawing all our offense to the left. Boyd and Cannon have barely touched it. Get the ball to your best but we’re really one sided right now.


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