Our football match prediction:
All eyes will be on Estadio Azteca when Mexico and United States of America face each other in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. The Yanks desperately needed a win against Trinidad and Tobago and thanks to Christian Pulisic’s goals they managed to get one. USA climbed to third position in the standings and, no doubt, they would be happy with one point from Monday’s football match. El Tri, on the other hand, rolled over Honduras in their last qualifying match and thanks to the triumph they moved one step closer to securing automatic qualification for the showpiece tournament in Russia. The Mexicans seem to be on top of their game ahead of the visit of USA and we predict that the likes of Raul Jimenez and Carlos Vela are likely to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders. Taking everything into account, home win appears on the horizon.
Highlighted Player (Diego Reyes):
Diego Antonio Reyes is a young 23-year-old Mexico centre back who plays for Spanish club Real Sociedad on loan from Porto. The defender has often been described as intelligent in his positioning and strong in the air. He is considered to be a natural ball-playing defender who is comfortable in possession. Although he is primarily a defender, Reyes has played as a defensive midfielder too. He made his professional debut with Club America in 2010 starting as a midfielder but quickly moving into his more naturally suited central defender role. He was quickly snapped up by Porto in 2013 although his playing time at the Portuguese club was limited. Reyes has played for Mexico at various national youth team levels including the gold-medal winning under-23 squad at the 2012 London Olympics. He was called up to the senior team in 2011 and has already participated in Confederations Cup and FIFA World Cup.
Highlighted Team (United States):
The United States Men’s National Soccer Team commonly referred to as the USMNT have been playing at the international level since 1916 and their debut 3-2 win at Sweden. The USMNT have first appeared at a FIFA World Cup in 1930 when they achieved their best ever result by reaching the semi-final of the competition and ultimately finishing third, which remains the joint highest finish of any team outside of the UEFA and CONMEBOL confederations. Following the 1950 FIFA World Cup, the United States did not qualify for the tournament until 1990. The US also hosted the competition in 1994, going out to lose to Brazil in the round of 16. Hosts of the Copa America Centenario, the United States will try to record a noticeable result on home soil under the leadership of Germany legend Jurgen Klinsmann. The US have bright history in the century-old tournament and will hope to repeat the glorious 1995 run when they finished fourth.