Teenager Adams' goal gives US 1-0 win over Mexico

Ruben Hill
September 14, 2018

U.S. won 1-0 courtesy of a 71st minute Tyler Adams goal in Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee but, although his team won the game on the night, Miazga was surely left feeling a foot shorter.

Tyler Adams picked a good time to open his United States national team account.

Mexico's Angel Zaldivar was sent off in the 67th minute after a hard challenge on usa captain Wil Trapp of the Columbus Crew. Zaldivar went for a slide tackle but instead put his studs into Trapp's right leg.

The Americans took advantage four minutes later. Defender Antonee Robinson, who plays for England's Wigan Athletic, burst down the left flank and sent a cross to an onrushing Adams.

The 23-year-old has made just two appearances for the Blues since joining from New York Red Bulls in 2016 and is now on loan at Nantes.

The U.S. men's national team beat its rival Mexico on Tuesday in Nashville in a friendly as both nations used young squads.

Lainez, 18, had been Mexico's best player during a dominant first half display which saw El Tri carve out the most promising openings without being able to convert their pressure into goals.

His actions prompted anger from Mexican players and a fracas ensued, in which an irate - and fellow over-6-footer - Edson Alvarez charged at Miazga, tapping his own head to remind the player there were bigger boys on the field. Meanwhile, Mexico has high hopes for Roberto Alvarado, Diego Lainez and Jonathan Gonzalez, who represented the U.S.as a youth player but switched to El Tri previous year.

The United States next play Colombia in Tampa on October 11 and Peru in East Hartford five days later.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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