The United States escaped from a half-filled Azteca Stadium with a fierce 0-0 draw against Mexico on Thursday night, moving into position to qualify for the World Cup finals with a home win over Panama this weekend.
Christian Pulisic He had the best American chances but the goalkeeper denied him twice Guillermo Ochoa. zach steven He got the start on Ethan Horvath and came out with his second close to Mexico in the playoffs.
don’t you see The fans booed the home team at the final whistle.
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The draw, the third in a row in the US qualifiers in the air at 7,200 feet, was expensive. defender De Andre Yadlin Winger Timothy Weah both received a second yellow card to qualify and were suspended for Sunday’s game against Panama in Orlando, Florida, which was from next to last in the final round of the zone.
The United States maintained second place in North and Central America and the Caribbean with 22 points, four points behind Canada, and ahead of Mexico on goal difference. With their victory on Sunday, the United States will ensure that fourth-placed Costa Rica only advances by winning their last two games.
The United States has a plus nine goal difference, the first tiebreak, and Los Ticos They are plus two after the 1-0 win over Canada. The US closes on March 30 in Costa Rica, where the Americans have not won the playoffs. The top three nations qualify, and Team No. 4 advances to a playoff, most likely against New Zealand.
Panama has 17 points after its 1-1 draw with visiting Honduras.
After FIFA ordered Mexico to play a pair of qualifiers at home without fans as a penalty for anti-gay chants during October’s qualifiers against Honduras and Canada, the Mexican Football Association limited the crowd to around 30,000 to 40,000 in the 87,000-capacity stadium, and enforced a spectator attendance. QR code and identification to enter. For most of the first half, two sections of the American Outlaws upstairs voted louder than Mexico’s supporters.
Yedlin received his second yellow after an unnecessary midfield intervention in the 26th minute, leaving the United States at right-back on Sunday. Sergino Dest Discharged due to a hamstring injury, and Reggie Cannon He tested positive for COVID-19.
Weah got his yellow card in the 39th minute, Pulisic was alone up front in the 36th minute after Weah got about two defenders from a cross. Pulisic sprinted toward goal with a defender chasing, and redirected the ball with his left foot from just 7 yards for Ochoa to react quickly enough to block the shot from his rib cage. Pulisic received another close call with a left-footed corner kick that Ochoa saved in the 49th minute for a corner kick.
Jordan Bivok He sent an open shot within sight of Giovanni Reina’s pass, right after they both entered the match. Reina then dropped half the length of the field in the 77th minute, dodging four tackles before dropping the ball away.
Palmer Brown became the 114th player to be used in a World Cup tournament, and 88th since Berhalter became coach in December 2018.
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