USMNT‘s 2023 debut didn’t go as anticipated and, regardless of an early lead, they misplaced 2-1 to Serbia, a match that marked Anthony Hudson‘s debut as interim coach and the place Alejandro Zendejas, who nonetheless has an opportunity to decide for Mexico, accomplished all 90 minutes.
First recreation after Gregg Berhalter scandal
After its elimination within the spherical of 16 of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the U.S. Nationwide Workforce returned to motion in a pleasant recreation on the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, its first check and with out coach Gregg Berhalter, who’s beneath investigation by the U.S. Soccer Federation.
Zendejas, referred to as up by the USMNT, however with choices to defend Mexico, began the match from the start, as did Brandon Vazquez, one other Mexican-American, who was in command of demonstrating his high quality on the sector, as with an correct header he made it 1-0 within the twenty eighth minute after a number of minutes of U.S. dominance.
Serbia got here from behind in opposition to the USMNT, who dominated, however weren’t correct
Though the Serbian workforce, additionally a World Cup participant in Qatar 2022, had a youthful and progressive squad, they reacted and seemed for a fast equalizer, however Gabriel Slonina prevented it with an incredible save. He saved once more for the USMNT, however within the forty second minute it was not possible to cease a shot by Luka Ilic after the wall opened and so they went to the break with the equalizer.
The second half had barely begun when Veljko Simic got here on and shocked all of the U.S. gamers to make the comeback. Dejan Joveljic added to his tally, however it was disallowed for offside.
The U.S. reacted and seemed for an equalizer, however Cade Cowell‘s shot hit the publish. Because the minutes handed, the USMNT regained management of the match, however they had been unable to search out the equalizer regardless of Anthony Hudson’s modifications. Zendejas got here near his aim and was very concerned, however to no avail.
In the long run, the US pressed with out reaching their aim in opposition to an opponent that defended with every thing within the last moments and got here away with an necessary end result that may function motivation for them, whereas the USMNT has to react and enhance on Saturday once they face Colombia.