Mexico – 1 – 0 1
USA – 1 – 0 1
Bradley Hits Post (74′)
Herrera Hits Crossbar (71′)
Goal: Vela (23′)
Goal: Bradley (6′)
Two points. In all the World Cup qualifiers played at Estadio Azteca, USA have returned home with two total points. Two scoreless draws are the best results to date, but the Americans are hoping to make history when they take on Mexico Sunday night.
Enter Christian Pulisic. The budding superstar has made an immediate impact on the senior national team, and scored both goals in the team’s win over Trinidad and Tobago earlier this week. But Pulisic took things one step farther after the match, actually making a guarantee that the Americans will win on Sunday.
“It’s going to be a tough one down there, in Mexico especially, but we really want some revenge on them for when they got us earlier this year,” Pulisic told Fox Sports in a post-game interview. “So we’re really confident going in that game and we’re going to come out with a win there, too.”
It’s not like Mexico need any additional motivation. After beating USA in a politically-charged victory just days after the American election, Mexico can virtually clinch a spot in the 2018 World Cup with a win Sunday. Additionally, the match will serve as great preparation for Juan Carlos Osorio’s squad heading into the Confederations Cup later this month.
Mexico lead CONCACAF after going unbeaten through five matches, while USA sit third. USA lead Panama by just one point for the third spot, which is the final automatic qualifying spot in the region. The fourth-place finisher will be forced to win a playoff game with an Asian qualifier in order to advance to Russia.
Kickoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Eastern and can be seen on Fox Sports 1. Keep this page refreshed for the latest updates, including video of every goal.