April 16, 2015

U.S. Men Win 2-0 Over Mexico in San Antonio: Playing on a dismal surface, the U.S. men's national team handed Mexico another 2-0 loss in a friendly Wednesday night in San Antonio. Jordan Morris, the first current college player to play for the U.S. since 1999, scored a scrappy goal off a defender's carom and Juan Agudelo took a long pass out of the air, opened up a little space outside the box and beat the goalie to hang the famous "dos a cero" on the Americans' southern rival.

posted by rcade to soccer at 09:48 AM - 7 comments

That pitch was nothing short of a disgrace.

posted by flannelenigma at 10:34 AM on April 16, 2015

I am living in fear that Scotts will turn footage of the match into an ad for its turf care products.

Here now cometh Ray Hudson and Scott, the burly Highlands garden gnome of all US suburbia. After a few pints.

"Feed your pitch, Mikey! For God's sake, man. It's a living, breathing thing! Can you hear it crying out to ye? FEED IT!"

posted by beaverboard at 11:09 AM on April 16, 2015

Happy with the win, but it looked like Mexico fielded a team with significantly less experience than ours - despite the fact the winning US goal came from a debutante.

posted by sbacharach at 12:41 PM on April 16, 2015

the winning US goal came from a debutante

I'd pay to see that. But didn't Morris play in the 4-1 loss to Ireland?

Amusingly, Morris couldn't be given the Man of the Match award, because he's 20 and the award is sponsored by Budweiser.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:03 PM on April 16, 2015

You may be right, Bismarck - I thought I heard one of the commentators say it was a debut, but I (or them) could be wrong.

posted by sbacharach at 05:15 PM on April 16, 2015

It was his 3rd cap but his first start and first goal.

posted by bender at 08:39 PM on April 16, 2015

We were missing plenty of first choice players too. This wasn't an international date so both teams mainly selected domestic league players.

Dos a Cero!!

posted by billsaysthis at 10:19 AM on April 17, 2015

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