Teenager Tyler Adams scored his first international goal when a newly emerging United States team defeated Mexico by 10 men 1-0 in a friendly international on Tuesday. New York Red Bulls midfielder Adams stormed the penalty area and took a cross from Antonee Robinson in 71 minutes to settle a close match at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. Interim coach of the United States, Dave Sarachan, praised the performance of Adams, 19 years old. "This child is a beast," said Sarachan. "When you look at the data, the analyzes and the volume of work that you do in 90 minutes, it's a winner, this child.
"He's still improving, he's not perfect, but he's shown that he's emerging as someone that other players can admire."
Adams' goal came after tempers broke out during the second half of the last meeting between the two bitter rivals of American football.
The Mexican Ángel Zaldívar received a red card in the 66th minute for a brutal challenge to Wil Trapp that saw the US midfielder hopefully to avoid a serious injury.
The wild attack of Zaldivar came moments after several players joined a fight caused by a confrontation between the US defender Matt Miazga and the Mexican prodigy Diego Lainez.
"We knew that at some point in the game it could boil," Sarachan said. "And I think our guys showed great composure."
Lainez, 18, had been the best player in Mexico during a dominant exhibition in the first half, in which El Tri forged the most promising openings without being able to convert his pressure into goals.
The forward of EE. UU Gyasi Zardes had left from Weston McKennie's cross early in the first half, but Mexico was in control for long periods afterwards.
His best chance came when Roberto Alvarado headed a goal in the 16th minute and saw the goalkeeper of the USA. UU., Zack Steffen, overturned.
The complexion of the game changed when Sarachan replaced Eric Lichaj with left-hander Robinson, who plays for Wigan in the English Championship, early in the second half.
Robinson's presentation gave EE. UU A wider flank and when Zaldívar was fired half the time, the hosts took the opportunity to extend even further to Mexico.
Robinson galloped down the left wing into space and quietly chose Adams, who had run 40 yards to join the attack.
The young man wisely chose his place and placed his finishing beyond the evil Hugo González.
The victory comes as a triumph that raises the morale of Sarachan's team, whose starting lineup averaged only 11.2 games per player.
Sarachan, who served as interim coach of EE. UU For almost a year after the departure of Bruce Arena after last year's failure to qualify for the World Cup, he made six changes to the team surpassed by Brazil last Friday.
The defeat was Mexico's fourth consecutive loss after the defeats of Sweden and Brazil in the World Cup and a beating 4-1 by Uruguay last Friday.