There’s no love lost between USA and Mexico in Soccer.
On Thursday night, USA was cruising towards a victory after two goals from Christian Pulisic when Mexico’s Cesar Montes got a red card for a dirty slide tackle on Folarin Balogun.
Several of Balogun’s American teammates charged towards Montes and all break loose on the pitch.
César Montes kicks out at Folarin Balogun and gets a red card. Things escalate and Weston McKennie is sent off too. 😲
10 vs. 10 for the remainder of the match. pic.twitter.com/zkZe8nKDUe
— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) June 16, 2023
Mexico's Cesar Montes receives a straight red after this foul.
— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) June 16, 2023
— Lepsa (@LaLepsah) June 16, 2023
Eventually both Montes and USA’s Weston McKinnie received red cards and were kicked out of the game.
71′ – 🟥 RED(S):
Weston McKennie and César Montes have been ejected from the match for violent conduct.
McKinnie, who had his shirt ripped during the melee, kissed the emblem on his shirt before changing it.
Kissing the USMNT badge on his ripped to shreds shirt just made Weston McKinnie my favorite US player for the foreseeable future.
I will quite literally go to war for him.
— alex warneke (@alexwarneke) June 16, 2023
Update: USA scored a third goal minutes later to take a commanding 3-0 lead vs Mexico.
RICARDO PEPI MAKES IT 3-0 AND THAT’S THE DAGGER
USA IS DOMINATING MEXICO🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/1Gr4JI3KEB
— PointsBet Sportsbook (@PointsBetUSA) June 16, 2023
Update #2: The game was stopped due to discriminatory chanting from fans.
The match has been stopped due to discriminatory chanting.
— U.S. Men's National Soccer Team (@USMNT) June 16, 2023