The US Men’s National Team was dominating Mexico Thursday. However, the Concacaf Nations League Semis was marred by pushing, shoving, and dirty tackles. Thus, it ended early.
According to pay per head sources, there were 13 cards during the games, including twelve in the second half. Also, the officials sent off two players for each squad. The home crowd at the Allegiant Stadium was hostile. In addition, they shouted discriminatory chants that made the referee end the game in the 90th minute. There was supposed to be 12 minutes of stoppage game added.
After the game, Concacaf released a statement condemning the discriminatory chants from the crowd. As a result, officials had to activate anti-discrimination protocols. In addition, security ejected fans for displaying unacceptable behavior during the match.
Concacaf Nations League Semis
The star of the match was Christian Pulisic, who scored two goals in the first half with his left foot. The Chelsea winger showed his class and composure in front of goal. Thus, he capitalized on a loose ball in the 37th minute. Also, he finished a cross from Timothy Weah in the 46th minute. Pulisic celebrated his second goal by holding up three fingers to the Mexican fans. It referred to the score of their previous match.
The game turned ugly in the second half. Officials sent off Mexico defender Cesar Montes for a reckless tackle on Folarin Balogun. Also, the latter was playing for the first time as the striking striker for the USMNT. The incident sparked a brawl between the players. Additionally, Weston McKennie challenged several Mexican players. The referee used VAR to review several incidents and hand out yellow cards to both sides.
According to sportsbook marketing experts, Homophobic chanting from Mexican supporters led to fines for the Mexican Football Federation from FIFA. In 2026, the United States, Mexico, and Canada are the hosts for the men’s FIFA World Cup.
With the win, the US qualifies for the final match against Canada. Ensure you read soccer betting picks before betting on the US vs. Canada match.