Adams screamer helps US beat Mexico but game halted due to homophobic chants

Mexico 0-2 USAAmericans claim third Concacaf Champions League titleUSMNT now unbeaten in seven games against Mexico

Tyler Adams scored with a brilliant long-range strike in his first start in more than a year for club or country, Gio Reyna added a second-half goal and the United States beat Mexico 2-0 on Sunday night for their third straight Concacaf Nations League title.

Adams put the US ahead in the 45th minute when he received a pass from Weston McKennie, took a touch and curled a shot that eluded the right hand of diving goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.

Reyna added a 63rd-minute goal to follow up his pair of extra-time assists in Thursday’s semi-final win over Jamaica.

The United States stretched their unbeaten streak against Mexico to seven games since a September 2019 defeat. That run includes five victories.

The match was halted twice by Canadian referee Drew Fischer because of homophonic chants among the mostly pro-Mexican crowd of 59,471 at AT&T Stadium. Last year’s Nations League semifinal in Las Vegas was ended about four minutes early because of chants from Mexican fans, who for years have directed a slur at opposing teams’ goalkeepers.

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