Follow along with Liviu Bird's live analysis, as the USA takes on Mexico for the right to play in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

By The SI Staff
October 08, 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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