A hard-fought 1-1 at the historic Estadio Azteca was far from being a bad result as the U.S.
A spectacular counterattack leveled scores in the 23rd minute, Javier Hernandez feeding the ball to Carlos Vela, who sprinted wide, cut inside, and, as the Americans scrambled to recover, drilled a low left-foot shot inside goalkeeper Brad Guzan’s near post.
anthem, but as the clash wore on by far the greatest discomfort for the Americans came from the attacking force of their rivals.
Shortly after, Bradley had a chance for a second magical strike, firing one from long distance that found the outside of Ochoa’s post.
By that point the pace, and the entertainment, was relentless.