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USMNT completes Nations League threepeat with 2-0 win over Mexico



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Tyler Adams scored a worldy from distance in his return to the team and Gio Reyna added a goal in the second half to lead the USMNT to a 2-0 win over Mexico and a threepeat as Concacaf Nations League Champions on Sunday in Arlington, Texas.

Adams started for the US for the first time in more than a year and had what could be the goal of the year just before halftime with a rocket from distance to put the U.S. in front.

Mexico fought for the equalizer in the second half, but were unable to find the breakthrough and Reyna delivered the decisive blow when he fired a bouncing clearance attempt in the box back in to make it 2-0.

The win marked the second time the U.S. has beaten Mexico to win the Nations League final and extended an unbeaten streak against Mexico to seven dating back to Mexico’s win in September 2019.

Hershey native Christian Pulisic started the match for the Yanks and former Philadelphia Union midfielder Brenden Aaronson subbed in for Pulisic off the bench. Former Philadelphia Union defender Mark McKenzie was an unused substitute.

The USMNT will be back in action on June 8 with a friendly against Colombia at Commanders Field in Landover, Maryland.

Jamaica finished third place in the competition for the first time with a 1-0 win over Panama in the third place game. Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake started and made two saves to record the clean sheet while Union teammate Damion Lowe started on the back line. Blake recorded his 26th clean sheet for Jamaica in his 75th appearance. Lowe logged 89 minutes in his 61st appearance for the Reggae Boyz.

Matthew Ralph is the managing editor of Philadelphia Soccer Now / Brotherly Game. He's covered soccer at all levels for many years in the Philadelphia region and has also written for, NPSL, PrepSoccer and other publications. He lives with his wife and two young children in Broomall, Pa., but grew up in South Jersey and is originally from Kansas.

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