You can count on fireworks when Mexico and Trinidad & Tobago play one another, if the last two meetings are any indication.
After playing to a thrilling 4-4 draw in the CONCACAF Gold Cup group stage, the regional foes played to another wild tie, this one 3-3 in a friendly at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, in Tuca Ferretti's first match as Mexico manager since replacing Miguel Herrera on an interim basis.
Trinidad & Tobago led 2-0 through Jonathan Glenn and Keron Cummings, only to have Mexico battle back with a goal from Carlos Esquivel and an own goal from Daneil Cyrus. The Caribbean side retook the lead through Chicago Fire defender Joevin Jones, who laced a perfect free kick that left Mexico goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera frozen and gave the Soca Warriors the edge in the 69th minute.
It was Jones whose last-second corner kick amid projectiles from the stands set up the dramatic equalizer in the Gold Cup and forced Mexico into second in the group and a quarterfinal against Costa Rica.
Watch his stunner Friday below:
The lead didn't last, though.
Hector Herrera answered, unleashing a 30-yard golazo of his own by finding the upper left-hand corner of the goal with a perfect strike to pull El Tri even in the 85th minute.
Mexico turns its attention to Tuesday, when it faces Lionel Messi and Argentina (fresh off a 7-0 thumping of Bolivia) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, after completing his move to Bayer Leverkusen prior to the summer transfer deadline, did not play Friday night but is expected to be ready to face La Albiceleste. It will be Mexico's final tune-up for the Oct. 10 playoff against the rival USA for a place in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.