The US men's soccer team won the inaugural version of CONCACAF's Nations League tournament last night, because Mexico 3-2 in extra time of one of the most unwatchable soccer games I've ever turned on. The US came from behind twice to force extra time, upon which multiple VAR's robbed the game of any flow it had. The two very lengthy VAR reviews each resulted in a penalty kick and provided two American heroes. "Captain America" as Christian Pulisic is quickly becoming, took a perfect penalty kick, drilled the upper 90, and put the United States ahead 3-2. Mexico's penalty was saved by Ethan Horvath, who came on as a replacement for the number one goalkeeper Zach Steffen. Horvath saved the game for the United States, and not only on the penalty kick denial. Horvath made several difficult and pressure packed saves on the night, none more crucial than his same in injury time of the second extra time session.
Mexican fans, ever gracious in defeat, were warned once for a homophobic chant. They also threw a ridiculous amount of trash at the US players, including a bottle that nailed Gio Reyna in the side of the head as well as an errant throw that drilled a Mexican player in the face.
Highlights below. Enjoy.