Lima, June 6, 2021Updated on 06/06/2021 11:36 pm
The Mexican team they lost the Concacaf Nations League to the United States 3-2 in overtime, but it was in the 123rd minute that midfielder Andrés Guarded had the chance to score the tying goal for the game to go to the penalty shootout.
In the last play of the game, the referee took a hand from the United States and it was the golden chance for Mexico. Andrés Guarded was in charge of finishing the penalty and could not convert in favor of his team: the shot went to the right hand of goalkeeper Havarth, who entered in replacement of the starter Steff and became the great hero of the match by stopping the shot from Saved.
This was the preview of Mexico vs. USA
With anguish and without fireworks, the United States won 1-0 over Honduras thanks to a goal in the 89th minute by Jordan Siebatcheu, who shared the limelight with goalkeeper Zack Steffen, who neutralized several skirmishes by the Central Americans.
Coach Gregg Berhalter admitted that the Stars and Stripes team will not have many options against the ‘Tri’ if they do not raise their football production on Sunday.
“We must do better on the field, especially when it comes to defining against the rival frame,” he said.
Against Costa Rica, Mexico was at times tied up to the point that the series had to be defined in a penalty shootout, which it won 5-4 thanks to the performance of goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.
“We cannot go from more to less as happened to us against Costa Rica and above all not to lose the ball in the center of the field, because our goal options are immediately very reduced,” said coach Gerardo Martino.
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