Sunday October 11th, 2015

A beautiful late volley from Paul Aguilar gave Mexico a 3–2 CONCACAF Cup win over the United States on Saturday at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

After a late Mexico set piece resulted in some chaos on the U.S. back end, Aguilar settled a soaring wayward ball in the box after slipping behind the American defense. His one-touch strike past keeper Brad Guzan sealed a wild victory for Mexico and earned it a berth in the 2017 Confederations Cup.

Aguilar’s was the third overtime goal after Oribe Peralta and Bobby Wood traded strikes, knotting things at 2–2.

STRAUS: Loss to Mexico caps dark day for U.S. soccer

In regulation, Chicharito gave Mexico a 1–0 lead off a neat passing combination from Peralta in the ninth minute. Geoff Cameron equalized on a header shortly afterward, in the 15th minute.

Jeremy Woo

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