Mexico U23 vs. United States U23 – Football Match Report – March 24, 2021

Mexico U23 vs. United States U23 – Football Match Report – March 24, 2021

Uriel Antuna scored the winner as Mexico defeated the US in in Guadalajara on Wednesday evening. ULISES RUIZ/AFP by way of Getty Photographs

Uriel Antuna scored following a sloppy giveaway by Sebastian Soto within the 45th minute as Mexico beat the US 1-Zero in Guadalajara on Wednesday evening in qualifying for the lads’s Olympic soccer match.

Each teams already have been assured of advancing from Group A to semifinal berths on Sunday. America completed Group B in second place and can play Honduras, until Canada beats the Catrachos in Thursday’s finale of Group B.

Mexico, the 2012 Olympic champion, received its 14th straight Olympic qualifier courting to 2008 and completed first in Group A.

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Semifinal winners from the North and Central American and Caribbean area get the ultimate two locations within the 16-nation discipline for the Olympics, to be performed from July 21 to Aug. 7 in Tokyo, Kashima, Miyagi, Saitama, Sapporo and Yokohama.

Chivas winger Antuna,who spent 2019 on mortgage to at LA Galaxy from Manchester Metropolis, picked up a unfastened ball about 35 yards from objective that Soto mis-hit an informal backpass following a ball upfield from Henry Kessler. Antuna took a number of touches to maintain house from Kessler and Mauricio Pineda earlier than chopping inside and beat goalkeeper David Ochoa with a right-footed shot for his second objective of the match.

The U.S. males did not qualify for the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, a development that was adopted by the failure of the senior nationwide team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

Due to the delay brought on by the novel coronavirus pandemic, FIFA saved eligibility to gamers born Jan. 1, 2007, or later. Every Olympic team can use three wild-card gamers over the age restrict.

U.S. coach Jason Kreis made six adjustments to his beginning lineup for the second straight match, giving Kessler and Soto their first begins and reinserting inserting Ochoa, Aaron Herrera and midfielders Hassani Dotson and Djordje Mihailovic, who began the opening 1-Zero win over Costa Rica.

Julian Araujo, Pineda in central protection, and midfielders Andres Perea, Johnny Cardoso and Sebastian Saucedo additionally began the 4-Zero victory over the Dominican Republic.

Kreis made a triple substitution within the 61st minute, inserting Jackson Yueill, Jonathan Lewis and Jesus Ferreira, who carried a yellow card from the opener and can be suspended with one other. Tanner Tessman entered within the 76th for Hassani Dotson, who appeared to show his left ankle. Dotson scored twice in opposition to the Dominicans.

Sebastian Jurado changed Mexico goalkeeper Luis Malagon within the 39th minute after the starter appeared to injure his wrist in a collision.

Golf equipment do not need to launch gamers for Olympic qualifying or the Olympics, denying a lot of the best-known gamers from match teams.

Within the first sport of the doubleheader, Costa Rica routed the Dominican Republic 5-Zero in a matchup of eradicated teams. Randall Leal of Main League Soccer’s Nashville SC scored twice, and Manfred Ugalde, Bernald Alfaro and Aaron Salazar had one objective every.

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