Scandalous Incidents Taint USA-Mexico Match in Concacaf Nations League
The USA – Mexico match was marred by scandalous incidents.
In the Concacaf Nations League semi-final, the USA defeated Mexico 3-0 to advance to the final. However, it was the events that unfolded during the match that grabbed the headlines. Four red cards were shown, and the game was interrupted and ended early due to homophobic chants.
Christian Pulisic of Chelsea scored two goals for the USA, while Riccardo Pepi scored one. Cesar Montes and Gerardo Arteaga from Mexico, as well as Weston McKennie and Sergino Dest from the USA, were the players who received red cards. Montes was sent off after a harsh tackle on Arsenal’s Folarin Balogun, while McKennie was punished with a red card for his involvement in the resulting altercation. Arteaga and Dest, on the other hand, were shown red cards during a brawl that occurred in the final minutes of the game.
In the closing moments of the match, there were homophobic chants coming from the stands. The referee halted the game and requested a stadium announcement to be made. However, as the chants continued, the referee decided to end the match midway through the 12-minute added time.
With this victory, the USA will face Canada in the Concacaf Nations League final. Canada, on the other hand, secured their spot in the final by defeating Panama 2-0 with goals from Jonathan David and Alphonso Davies.