In the final round of the CONCACAF qualifying tournament, Mexico and the United States will clash at Aztec Stadium. Both sides have a solid knockout record, with Mexico holding a 16-game winning streak and the US holding a seven-game winning streak. There have been seven draws, too.
The USMNT has already added a defensive addition to its roster in this final World Cup Qualifying window. Shaq Moore will join the roster in time for the upcoming matches against Panama and Costa Rica. He is a former USMNT defender who is currently playing in Portugal with Boavista. He has made two appearances for the USMNT, and last year, he scored the winning goal against Mexico.
Shaq Moore played in the US National team that defeated Mexico in the Gold Cup final. He currently plays professionally for CD Tenerife in Spain. Before coming to the USMNT, Moore was part of the Lauderhill Lions youth soccer program. This has helped him develop into a talented player.
Moore struggled to find a consistent starting position last season for Tenerife. As a result, the club missed out on promotion and had to make the play-off to make it back into the top flight. Still, Moore is just 25 years old and hopes to impress US head coach Gregg Berhalter and earn a place in the US team for the World Cup in Qatar.
Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez
Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez has not played for the national team since February, and has not featured in the World Cup qualifying campaign. His absence from the squad has created speculation about his future. The Mexicans are playing a number of friendlies before the World Cup, starting with a match against Guatemala later this month. According to El Tri coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino, the return of Hernandez will help the team, especially with the upcoming game against the USA.
Major League Soccer will have a presence in the World Cup in 2022, and the tournament will feature some of the best talent in the world. The league is known for casting a wide net when recruiting players, and its clubs compete in the transfer market. The Mexican soccer federation, in particular, has a problem with Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez. Hernandez is an LA Galaxy striker who has scored seven goals in five games in the current MLS season.
Hernandez has not been involved in the national team’s last three games, and is expected to play only in friendly matches. His situation has not been explained by the Mexican Football Federation, but Martino has made it clear that his decision on Hernandez will be up to him.
Hernandez is Mexico’s leading scorer and has 52 international goals. In 2010, he scored a sensational goal against France, and a too-late winner in the Round of 16 against Argentina. Javier Hernandez is currently one of the most sought-after players in the world.
Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez is a Mexican professional footballer and LA Galaxy Designated Player. Hernandez began his professional career with Guadalajara and has also played for Manchester United, Real Madrid, West Ham, Sevilla, and West Ham. He has a career goal total of more than 200.
Victor Valdes, the current goalkeeper of Middlesbrough and former Barcelona goalkeeper, has been caught red-handed in an investigation into boating license fraud. It turns out that he paid someone else to sit his boating exam on his behalf. However, handwriting analysis has revealed that he never took the exam. A total of 81 people have been accused of cheating in this case.
Valdes was born in June 2004, so he is a relatively young player. The 6-foot-5 forward has played for Mexico’s U18 team. He is currently undergoing treatment for an anterior cruciate ligament injury. His upcoming World Cup game against the USA may be his last major international appearance.
Diego Godin is a defender who makes his name on Atletico Madrid. The defender is a linchpin in the center of the back line and is superb in the air. Diego Simeone trusts Godin implicitly and rarely drops him from his starting XI. Godin is considered one of the best defenders in the world.
Godin was born in Uruguay and started his career at C.A. Cerro before moving on to a prestigious club, Nacional. He then went on to win eight trophies with Atletico Madrid. He also played in Italy with Inter Milan and Brazil with Atletico Mineiro. Godin has represented Uruguay on three occasions, including the 2007 Copa America.
Impact Godin has been absent from the last three games due to a thigh injury. Although he returned to the squad last week, he is unlikely to start the match due to his injury. He has made just two appearances since the injury. He has nine tackles, one interception, and eight clearances. However, he does not have a clear timetable for his return.
The Mexicans dominated possession in the first half, with 73 percent of the ball. They went into the second half with 61 percent of the ball. In the first half, they were trying to take advantage of their man advantage, but the USA were able to counterattack by not allowing themselves too much ball possession. However, this defensive strategy came back to haunt them in the 74th minute, when Diego Godin scored from a set piece.
The Mexican national team has been without Carlos Vela since the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The former Barcelona star is currently with Los Angeles Football Club. But he hasn’t played for the national team in two years due to a quad injury. He has been training in Southern California for the first time since the World Cup.
Carlos Vela is a 33-year-old Mexican professional football player. He currently plays for LAFC and is captain of the team. Before his stint with LAFC, Vela spent two years with Arsenal where he played alongside fellow European striker Thierry Henry. Carlos Vela was part of Mexico’s U-17 World Championship team in 2005 and won the Golden Boot. He also played in two World Cups.
Vela has played for Mexico’s under-20 side as well. He made his senior international debut in 2007 against Brazil. His second goal came against Peru in the 20th minute of a 4-0 win. In 2010, he helped the Mexican national team qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He was called up again in November 2014. He played in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Carlos Vela’s contract with Los Angeles FC was recently extended. He will remain at LAFC until the end of the 2023 MLS season. The news was welcomed by his teammates. Vela’s extension also reaffirms his place in the club’s history. He will become a part of the LAFC’s fabric.
Vela has a prolific scoring record. He has scored five goals in eight games for his club. He also assists four times in his career. A hugely popular player in Mexico, Vela is now a reliable goal threat.