Monday, June 17th
Mexico vs United States in Jeonju
Brad Friedel gets his first touch of the ball, in the second
minute, as Mexico attack early.
Brian McBride fired America ahead in their first real attack, after good work from Claudio
Reyna on the right, in the 8th minute.
Mexico continued to pass the ball around well but couldn't get near
enough to the American goal to put Brad Friedel under any real pressure.
To try and open things up and get Jared Borgetti into the game more, Mexico's Luis
Hernández replaced Ramón Morales in the 28th minute.
Brad Friedel held things together in the 35th minute by punching away
one attack, as far as Cuauthémoc Blanco, and flapping away Blanco's return.
Two minutes later, Josh Wolff should have done better than drill the
ball at Oscar Pérez; when he had a clear view of the goal.
Mexico's last wave of attacks came to nothing and they would have to
rethink their strategy for the second-half.
Half-time: Mexico 0 - United States 1
Mexico were lucky to get a free-kick n the 52nd minute, that Brad
Friedel pushed onto the bar.
Mexico were putting America under sustained pressure and should have
been awarded a penalty for handball, in the 55th minute.
Just as Mexico seemed to be getting back into the game, Landon Donovan headed in Eddie
Lewis' perfect cross from the left, in the 65th minute.
A minute later, Luis Hernández was booked for diving in search of a
Eight yellow cards were handed out in this second half, bringing the
total to ten yellow cards with five minutes still to play.
Then Mexico's captain, Rafael Márquez, let his side down by head-butting Cobi Jones with
two minutes to go.
Mexico 0 - United
United States qualify for a match against Germany
in the Quarter-final.
Man of the Match:
Landon Donovan - Worked hard during the game and extended America's lead just as Mexico
started to look dangerous.
Rafael Márquez (88 mins)
Eddie Pope (26 mins)
Manuel Vidrio (37 mins)
Pablo Mastroeni (47 mins)
Josh Wolff (50 mins)
Greg Berhalter (53 mins)
Luis Hernández (66 mins)
Cuauthémoc Blanco (70 mins)
García Aspe (81 mins)
Brad Friedel (83 mins)
Salvador Carmona (84 mins)
1 Oscar Pérez; 16 Salvador Carmona, 7 Ramón Morales (15 Luis Hernández - 28 mins), 5
Manuel Vidrio (13 Sigifredo Mercado - 46 mins); 11 Braulio Luna, 4 Rafael Márquez, 18
Johan Rodríguez, 6 Gerardo Torrado (8 García Aspe - 78 mins); 21 Jesús Arellano, 10
Cuauthémoc Blanco, 9 Jared Borgetti.
1 Brad Friedel; 3 Greg Berhalter, 4 Pablo Mastroeni (16 Carlos Llamosa - 92 mins), 23
Eddie Pope, 22 Tony Sanneh; 21 Landon Donovan, 7 Eddie Lewis, 5 John O'Brien, 10 Claudio
Reyna; 20 Brian McBride (13 Cobi Jones - 79 mins), 15 Josh Wolff (8 Earnie Stewart - 59
Referee: Vitor Melo Pereira
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