Friendly: USA score late to draw with Mexico

Jesus Ferreira scored a late equaliser to salvage a 1-1 draw for the United States against Mexico on Wednes­day in a friendly international match in Arizona.

Both teams fielded under­strength sides with few Eu­rope-based players released for the fixture because it was outside of FIFA’s recognised internation­al calendar.

Ferreira coolly tucked away a low finish in the 81st minute to secure a draw for the Ameri­cans, who had fallen behind to a 55th-minute effort from Mexico’s Uriel Antuna.

Antuna gave Mexico the lead after a defensive blunder by US central defender, Aaron Long, who miscued a first-time pass near halfway that sent Antuna racing through on goal.

The Mexico midfielder took his time before finishing past US goalkeeper, Sean Johnson. — AFP

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