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TYLER ADAMS’ STRIKE LEADS U.S. MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM TO 1-0 VICTORY IN USA-MEXICO, PRESENTED BY AT&T
Tyler Adams Records First International Goal in 71st Minute;
USA Improves Record Against Mexico to 14-7-6 Since 2000
NASHVILLE (Sept. 11, 2018) – Continuing to test itself against some of the best in the world, the U.S. Men’s National Team was buoyed by a second-half surge and utilized a 71st minute strike from Tyler Adams – his first international goal – to earn a 1-0 victory against regional rivals Mexico in front of 40,194 fans at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. With the victory, the USA improves its all-time mark against Mexico to 19-34-15 and extends its series advantage since 2000 to 14-7-6.
The MNT utilized a high press to break up Mexico’s passing lanes early on, but the visitors carried possession for much of the first half. El Trí forced two important stops out of Zack Steffen, with the USA goalkeeper pushing Edson Alvarez’s snap header off a corner kick over the bar in the 15thminute before smothering Roberto Alvarado’s one-time effort in the 37th.
The USA had its first-half opportunities as well, with Gyasi Zardes earning a free kick just outside the area, before Kellyn Acosta’s take was blocked by the wall in the 28th minute. Later in the half, Zardes laid a pass for Tim Weah, with the 18-year-old taking a low first-time hit that Mexico goalkeeper Hugo Gonzalez got down well to save.
As so many USA-Mexico clashes have been, the second half became a physical affair, which boiled over after the hour mark. It began as Diego Lainez was judged to have fouled Matt MIazga in the U.S. box, with the pair exchanging a healthy dose of words and gestures. Play restarted, but stopped soon again when Angel Zaldivar delivered a two-footed tackle on Wil Trapp at midfield that forced referee Ricardo Montero to show a straight red card in the 67th minute.
Up a man, the USA needed just four minutes to take advantage. Working with more space, Kellyn Acosta sprung Antonee Robinson down the left, allowing the full back to deliver a low cross into the box. Adams met the cross with a late run and one-timed his effort past Hugo Gonzalez in the 71 stminute. The goal was the 19-year-old midfielder’s first for the U.S. MNT.
With Mexico unable to create much in the attack while down a man, the USA weathered the physical play to earn the 1-0 victory over its regional rival.
The MNT will continue to test itself against top international sides with a pair of Kickoff Series matches next month. The USA will host Colombia on Thursday, Oct. 11 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. (7:30 p.m. ET; FS1, UniMas, UDN), and follow that up with a match against Peru on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. (7:30 p.m. ET; ESPN2, UniMas, UDN).
Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Tyler Adams (Antonee Robinson) 71st minute: It took the USA just four minutes after the going up a man to find the opening goal. With more space to work with, the USA took advantage, with Kellyn Acosta slotting Antonee Robinson in down the left side. The full back centered a low pass into the box where a late run from Adams allowed him to one-time his effort past Hugo Gonzalez USA 1, MEX 0 [ WATCH ] FINAL.
Key Save and Defensive Plays:
USA – Zack Steffen, 15th minute: The first good chance of the match came from Mexico as Roberto Alvarado’s corner kick from the left picked out Edson Alvarez at the near post. The defender snapped his header towards goal, but Steffen pushed the ball over the bar to force another corner kick. On the ensuing take from the right, Steffen easily claimed the ball at the back post.
USA – Zack Steffen, 37th minute: Catching the U.S. in transition, Mexico broke out with another dangerous attack when Diego Lainez sped down the right before beating Wil Trapp into the penalty area. Once there, Lainez dashed along on the end line and centered for Alvarado, but his first-time effort was smothered a yard off the line by Steffen.
MEX – Hugo Gonzalez, 40th minute: Tim Weah helped the U.S. attack find its footing late in the second half. Minutes after blasting a long-range effort to earn a corner kick, Weah forced El Trí goalkeeper Hugo Gonzalez into action for the first time. Intercepting a pass in midfield, Wil Trapp quickly transitioned to Gyasi Zardes, who switched the ball to the left for Weah. The winger took the pass in stride and one-timed a low effort from outside the box that Gonzalez did well to block.
MEX – Hugo Gonzalez, 62nd minute: The U.S. continued to pressure and came close again thanks to a quick restart from Julian Green. The substitute midfielder played to the left for Antonee Robinson who took some space before whipping in a cross for Zardes that Gonzalez claimed it at the near post.
– U.S. Men’s National Team Match Report –
Match: U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Mexico
Date: September 11, 2018
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Nissan Stadium; Nashville, Tenn.
Kickoff: 8:10 p.m. CT / 9:10 p.m. ET
Weather: 69 degrees; cloudy
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 1 1
MEX 0 0 0
USA – Tyler Adams (Antonee Robinson) 71st minute
USA: 1-Zack Steffen; 19-Shaq Moore (2-DeAndre Yedlin, 85), 5-Cameron Carter-Vickers, 3-Matt Miazga, 15-Eric Lichaj (17-Antonee Robinson, 56 ); 20-Wil Trapp (capt.); 23-Kellyn Acosta (10-Cristian Roldan, 85), 4- Tyler Adams, 8-Weston McKennie (16-Julian Green, 40), 11-Tim Weah (25-Marky Delgado, 90+2); 9-Gyasi Zardes (7- Bobby Wood, 80)
Substitutes not used: 12-Ethan Horvath, 13-Andrija Novakovich, 21-Tim Parker
Head coach: Dave Sarachan
MEX: 1-Hugo González; 19-José Abella, 3-Hugo Ayala (capt.), 2-Oswaldo Alanís (21-Jesús Angulo, 90+3), 17-Gerardo Arteaga; 4-Edson Álvarez, 5-Victor Guzmán (23-Jesús Gallardo, 80); 18-Diego Lainez (11-Elías Hernández, 74 ), 24-Roberto Alvarado (10-Alan Pulido, 74), 16-Erick Aguirre; 14-Ángel Zaldivar
Substitutes not used: 12-Gibran Lajud, 6-Jonathan Dos Santos, 8-Luis Rodriguez, 20-Jonathan González
Head coach: Ricardo ‘Tuca’ Ferreti
Stats Summary: USA / MEX
Shots: 13 / 10
Shots on Goal: 3 / 3
Saves: 3 / 2
Corner Kicks: 4 / 3
Fouls: 12 / 8
Offside: 0 / 0
USA – Matt Miazga (caution) 38th minute
MEX – Edson Álvarez (caution) 66
MEX – Ángel Zaldivar (sent off) 67
USA – DeAndre Yedlin (caution) 88
USA – Bobby Wood (caution) 89
Referee: Ricardo Montero (CRC)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Carlos Mora (CRC)
Assistant Referee 2: Gerson Lopez (GUA)
4th Official: Juan Gabriel Calderon (CRC)
ussoccer.com Man of the Match: Tyler Adams
Terence Crawford Firma Un Nuevo Acuerdo Multianual con Top Rank
LAS VEGAS (6 de septiembre del 2018) – Top Rank se enorgullece en anunciar que la superestrella libra por libra y el actual campeón mundial peso welter de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), Terence “Bud” Crawford, ha aceptado un nuevo acuerdo multianual con la compañía. Crawford, quien firmó originalmente con Top Rank en el 2011, ha capturado títulos mundiales en tres categorías de peso y ganó el premio al “Mejor Peleador” en los ESPYS del 2018.
Crawford (33-0, 24 KOs), el orgullo de Omaha, Nebraska, tiene marca de 11-0,8 KOs, en peleas de título mundial. Capturó su primer título mundial, la corona de peso ligero de la OMB, con una decisión unánime contra Ricky Burns el 1ro de marzo del 2014. Menos de cuatro meses después, consolidó su status de peleador élite de libra por libra con un nocaut técnico en el noveno asalto ante elcubano Yuriorkis Gamboa frente a casi 11,000 fanáticos en Omaha. Crawford hizo una defensa más de su título de peso ligero antes de subir a las 140 libras.
Crawford limpió la división de las 140 libras, obteniendo un récord de 7-0 en la categoría de peso y unificando los cuatro cinturones principales de título mundial con un nocaut en el tercer asalto contra Julius Indongo en agosto del año pasado. Sin nada más que lograr en las 140 libras, Crawford puso su mirada en la división de peso welter. En su debut en el peso welter, el 9 de junio en el MGM Grand Garden Arena de Las Vegas, Crawford derrotó al previamente invicto Jeff Horn con una victoria por nocaut en la novena ronda para capturar el título welter de la OMB.
Sin embargo, Crawford tiene asuntos pendientes en el peso welter. Armado con el respaldo de Top Rank y el nuevo acuerdo de siete años de la compañía con ESPN, él está listo, dispuesto y capaz a enfrentarse a otros campeones mundiales de la división.