USMNT Beats Mexico to Win Third-Straight Nations League Title

Tyler Adams of United States men's national team in September 2022
Tyler Adams of United States men's national team in September 2022. Photo by Hollandse Hoogte/Shutterstock (13482033fu)

The United States men’s national team once again showed they are the team to beat in CONCACAF. USMNT beat Mexico 0-2 on Sunday night, claiming their third consecutive CONCACAF Nations League title. No one has ever won the CONCACAF Nations League except the USMNT.

For the majority of the first half, two teams were testing each other out and it seemed the game could go either way. But in the 44th minute, Weston McKennie found Tyler Adams in the middle, who delivered a powerful shot from outside the penalty box that found its way to the net. This was Adams’ first goal in more than two years and his second in his entire international career.

“I try to put guys in situations like that, but when the ball came to me, and I felt like I had time on the ball, it was a no-brainer. So I’m happy that one went in and I’ll probably start shooting a little bit more now,” Adams, who was substituted at halftime due to minute restrictions, said after the game.

Gio Reina later increased USMNT’s lead to 2-0 with a nifty finish from the top of the penalty box in the 63rd minute.

With the win, USMNT not only retained its Nations League title but also extended its run of unbeaten games against Mexico. The U.S. hasn’t lost to El Tri in the last seven games, which is the longest stretch since the two teams played their first game in 1934.