Friday’s game was played in Cincinnati. Pulisic, who plays for Chelsea, scored the first goal in the 74th minute. Weston McKinney of Juventus scored the result in the 85th minute.

The US team moved to the top of the CONCACAF qualifying table this way, but Mexico also scored 14 points after seven matches.

‘They want to imitate us’

And the American media – like the score – wrote about the shirt that Pulisic gave after scoring a goal. The Chelsea player put on him a “man in the mirror”.

He did not admit it after the match, but the dedication noted the recent statements of Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoy, whom Pulisic defeated in Cincinnati.

Mexico is a mirror in which the United States wants to see itself. Follow us too, Ochoa told TUDN. In the interview, he calculated that the Major League Soccer still has a long way to match the level of club competitions in Mexico, and the national team of his country has won more continental championships (11 times – a record in history). from the competition for the Gold Cup) from the eternal rival (7 titles), although in the last edition held in 2021, it turned out that the US players were better in the final.

– I think you know the message. I don’t want to talk too much about it. It’s not a big deal, Pulisic explained, I’m not trying to stir up controversy.

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American coach Greg Berhalter had a lot to say before the game.

When you hear things like that from their camp we want to be them, we look in the mirror of Mexico and we want to see ourselves or something there, it shows we still have a long way to go to earn Mexico’s respect. Our victory over them this summer did not produce results. We’ll have to do that on Friday with our game on the pitch, Berhalter stressed.

Purposeful Entry by US Crew

The backstage of the shirt was later revealed by Timothy Weah, who assisted in Pulisic’s knockout. He admitted that he and his friend Andrei Yedlin asked one of the employees in charge of the equipment to make a special shirt for Pulisic.

After the meeting, the US soccer team posted a meaningful intervention on its official Twitter account. “If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make a change,” she wrote.

In other matches of the seventh round of the CONCACAF qualifying zone, Canada beat Costa Rica 1-0, Honduras lost to Panama 2-3, and El Salvador drew 1-1 with Jamaica.

The top three teams will qualify for the World Cup finals in Qatar, while the fourth teams will play an intercontinental playoff.

CONCACAF 7th elimination row results:
United States – Mexico 2: 0
Canada – Costa Rica 1-0
Honduras – Panama 2: 3
El Salvador – Jamaica 1: 1

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table:
MZRP target points
1- United States of America 7 4 2 1 11 4 14
2- Mexico 7 4 2 1 10 5 14
3- Canada 7 3 4 0 11 4 13
4- Panama 7 3 2 2 9 8 11
5- Costa Rica 7 1 3 3 4 6 6
6- Jamaica 7 1 3 3 5 9 6
7- El Salvador 7 1 3 3 3 8 6
8- Honduras 7 0 3 4 4 13 3

Author: kz / TG
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Source: eurosport.pl, espn.com, PAP