NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A goal by young midfielder Tyler Adams helped the United States beat Mexico 1-0 on Tuesday in a closely fought soccer friendly.
The only goal at the Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee, came in the 72nd minute when the 19-year-old Adams scored on a cross by Antonee Robinson.
The match, seen as a test for the new generation of players for both countries – which are working on finding the right combination for the Qatar 2022 World Cup – lacked finesse and Mexico could not threaten the US defense despite enjoying more possession.
The second half saw a lot of rough play as both sides tried to press forward, and Mexico striker Angel Saldivar was shown a red card for a challenge on US captain Wil Trapp.
Both Mexico’s Ricardo Ferretti and US coach Dave Sarachan are interim coaches and focused on youth in their starting line-ups and introduced uncapped players.