Mexico defeats USA 3-2 in extra time, earns Confederations Cup bid
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Mexico defeats USA 3-2 in extra time, earns Confederations Cup bid
SI Staff
Thursday October 8th, 2015

Mexico will head to Russia in 2017 after a thrilling 3-2 win over the United States in the CONCACAF Cup at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

The CONCACAF Cup clash between the U.S. and Mexico had all the trappings of a huge event, with a boisterous crowd welcoming the teams with loud chants and vociferous noise. 

Mexico got on the board first, as a nice bit of interplay opened up Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez for an easy finish in the 10th minute

The United States countered just five minutes later as Geoff Cameron headed home a perfectly-delivered free kick from Michael Bradley. 

Mexico dominated the second half, but couldn't find a breakthrough until Oribe Peralta put El Tri ahead with a goal in the first period of extra time. The United States responded with an equally shocking goal, against the run of play, as substitute forward Bobby Wood slotted home a through ball from fellow sub DeAndre Yedlin to even the scores at 2-2. 

Mexico would have the last laugh, as Paul Aguilar scored a brilliant goal in the 118th minute on the volley to seal the victory for Mexico. 

Re-live Liviu Bird's live analysis below. 


GALLERY: USA vs. Mexico

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