Mexico National Team: Mexico cruise past Honduras

Hirving Lozano of Mexico 
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The 18-year-old midfielder latched onto a Jozy Altidore through ball as he rounded up a T&T defender and calmly slotted it past goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams for his seventh career worldwide goal.

The coach of Mexico's soccer Juan Carlos Osorio called the names of the players who go to Russian Federation for the confederations Cup.

The first of those losses came against the Mexicans in Columbus, Ohio, last November, a politically-charged encounter which occurred just days after the election of US President Donald Trump. Pulisic has been a part of 12 goals (seven goals, five assists) in 15 worldwide appearances. He has scored or assisted on seven of the last eight American goals. As he gets a little bit better and a little bit more experience, his ability to be a playmaker or a better passer in the last half of the field will improve. "He's a natural for the game".

"It's going to be a very important game against hard opponents", said Osorio, who is also preparing Mexico for this month's FIFA Confederations Cup in Russian Federation.

After crashing to an 0-2 start in the hexagonal of the North and Central American and Caribbean region, the back among the top three, which earn berths at next year's tournament in Russian Federation.

The United States Men's National Team had not gotten off to a great start in World Cup qualification.

The fourth-place team advances to a playoff against Asia's No. 5 nation.

However, the momentum built by the USMNT since firing Jurgen Klinsmann and replacing him with steady hand Bruce Arena could be on the line on Sunday, as the red-white-and-blue travels to its personal nightmare to face off with El Tri at Estadio Azteca. In home games in 2017, Mexico won the victory over Iceland, Costa Rica and Ireland, and also lost to Croatia in late May.

"This was a big game. It's good to know that we have", he said.

Kenwyne Jones almost put the Soca Warriors on top in the 33rd minute, beating goalkeeper Tim Howard to a cross but putting a header off the crossbar. The U.S. beat Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 at Commerce City, Colorado, on a pair of second-half goals by 18-year-old Christian Pulisic, and Mexico won 3-0 at home against Honduras.

Alanis got between two markers to head in Jonathan dos Santos' fine delivery for his third global goal.

Lozano, who came on for Giovani dos Santos, was played in behind by Hector Herrera and rounded goalkeeper Donis Escober before finishing.

Mexico rested Javier Hernandez, Hector Moreno, Andres Guardado, Miguel Layun and Rafael Marquez ahead of Sunday's home qualifier against the United States. That miserable 0-2-0 start to the final round of CONCACAF qualifying is firmly in the rearview, with the U.S. now just one point behind second-place Costa Rica and a full three points ahead of fifth-place Honduras. "It's going to take a lot, but I think with the guys we have and the confidence we have, there's no reason why we can't do it". Mexico know they haven't beaten the USA in their last two tries at the Azteca - the Americans beat their rivals 1-0 in a friendly in 2012 before the scoreless draw in the Hex in 2013 - and they'll want a bit of revenge on Sunday night.

Unlike four years ago, when the Americans drew 0-0 against a team that ultimately finished fourth in the region, Mexico (4-0-1, 13 pts) is cruising under coach Juan Carlos Osorio.