Adams Off The Mark As USA Sink 10-man Mexico
Umer Jamshaid 6 months ago Wed 12th September 2018 | 10:45 AM
Teenager Tyler Adams scored his first international goal as a new-look United States side defeated 10-man Mexico 1-0 in a friendly international in Nashville on Tuesday.
Nashville, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - APP - 12th Sep, 2018 ) :Teenager Tyler Adams scored his first international goal as a new-look United States side defeated 10-man Mexico 1-0 in a friendly international in Nashville on Tuesday.
The 19-year-old's winner came after tempers had flared during the second half of the latest meeting between the two bitter North American football rivals.
Mexico's Angel Zaldivar had been shown a deserved red card in the 66th minute for a brutal challenge on Wil Trapp that saw the USA midfielder lucky to escape serious injury.
Zaldivar's wild tackle had come just moments after several players joined a scuffle triggered by a confrontation between the USA's France-based defender Matt Miazga and Mexican prodigy Diego Lainez.
Robinson galloped down the left wing into space and calmly picked out Adams, who had sprinted 40 yards to join the attack.
The youngster cleverly picked his spot and placed his finish beyond the wrong-footed Hugo Gonzalez.
The victory comes as a morale-boosting win for Sarachan's side, whose starting line-up averaged just 11.2 caps per player.
Sarachan, who has served as interim USA coach for nearly a year following the departure of Bruce Arena after last year's failure to qualify for the World Cup, made six changes from the team outclassed by Brazil last Friday.