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Mexico cruise past sorry USMNT

United States Men’s National Team v Mexico: Friendly Match Photo by Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images

Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, Erick Gutierrez, and Urial Antuna all scored as Mexico dominated the United States Men’s National Team to a 3-0 win at MetLife Stadium on Friday.

The U.S. had dominated early possession of the match, but it wasn’t until the 15th minute mark that Gregg Berhalter’s men started to creak. In the 20th minute, Jesus “Tecatito” Corona and Chicharito, who were making their returns with the Mexico National Team after not playing in the Gold Cup, got straight into the groove of things. After a stupendous nutmeg play from Tecatico over Sergiño Dest, the 26-year-old set-up Chicharito for a perfect header to put the score at 1-0.

The U.S. were far too slow coming out playing from the back, and Tecatito almost took advantage of that moments later after he failed to hit the target from close-range.

The U.S’s struggles continued well into the second half, and Tecatito once again scuffed a good effort following a quick breakaway from Roberto Alvarado.

Gregg Berhalter’s men could just not get out of their own area, and they were soon caught out of possession again. This time, Erick Gutierrez would make no mistake about it, scoring the 2-0 in favor of Mexico.

Substitutes Hirving “Chucky” Lozano and Uriel Antuna would then rub salt into the U.S’s wounds. Latching on to a brilliant Chucky Lozano pass, Antuna calmly fired past Zack Steffen for Mexico’s third goal of the night.

Despite the dejection, the United States had a chance to decorate the scoreline when a penalty was called for a sloppy Diego Reyes tackle inside the box. Josh Sargent stepped up, but Jonathan Orozco was there to save and keep the score at 3-0.

At the end, El Tri laid siege and earned a dominating win over their North American rivals. Mexico’s next match will be on Tuesday when they take on Argentina in San Antonio’s Alamodome.