Christian Pulisic did his greatest Thursday to tamp down the USMNT’s celebration after a dominant 3-0 win over Mexico in a gritty rivalry match. It was solely a semifinal, so a shirtless Pulisic spoke up.
And that’s precisely what they did Sunday night time in a 2-0 win in opposition to their different regional rivals, within the 2023 CONCACAF Nations League ultimate. On Thursday, they made their “f***ing assertion,” as Pulisic had requested. On Sunday, they received the trophy — and stored Canada from incomes its first in over twenty years.
The USMNT performed short-handed, with out Weston McKennie and Sergiño Dest, who had been each suspended after purple playing cards in opposition to Mexico. And Canada was assured, having overwhelmed and drawn the U.S. in World Cup qualifying, and having completed atop the CONCACAF desk. However in the long run the USMNT, the reigning kings of CONCACAF, went back-to-back within the tourney due to first-half targets from Chris Richards and newcomer Folarin Balogun.
Here is how the match between the USMNT and Canada unfolded: