Second-half goals from Jordan Morris and substitute Juan Agudelo saw Jurgen Klinsmann's side secure a now-traditional 2-0 win over CONCACAF rivals Mexico.
The US national team players had good reason to celebrate on Wednesday night after recording another 2-0 win over arch rivals Mexico at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
With the match taking place on a non-FIFA date, both sides were without several of their star names, as US head coach Jurgen Klinsmann handed a surprise start to Stanford University sophomore Jordan Morris.
After a scoreless first-half, the college striker justified his selection four minutes into the second period, rifling home a blocked shot for his first international goal on his third appearance.
Klinsmann’s side then secured the now-traditional “dos-a-cero” scoreline in the 73rd-minute when Morris’ replacement, Juan Agudelo, grabbed his first US goal since 2011 to hand the home side the win in front of a 65,000 crowd.
The result means the US remain undefeated against Mexico during Klinsmann’s reign, having chalked up three wins and three daws, with their last defeat coming in the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup final.
As an exhibition match, the win wasn’t quite as memorable as some of the previous seven “dos-a-cero” wins since October 2000 but the intense rivalry between the two teams ensured there were still sizeable celebrations at the final whistle.
Taking to Twitter after the match, starting right-back and Tottenham Hotspur defender DeAndre Yedlin was quick to congratulate former Seattle Sounders FC Academy teammate Morris for his performance, along with the MLS club’s captain Brad Evans, who was a substitute on the night and could soon be lining up alongside the forward in the Pacific Northwest.
Morris and fellow goalscorer Agudelo also tweeted their delight at the win, along with starters Nick Rimando, Kyle Beckerman, Mix Diskerud, Greg Garza, the suspended Jozy Altidore, absentees Alejandro Bedoya and Tim Howard and now-retired US legend Landon Donovan.
Great result tonight! Thanks for all the well wishes. I'm doing just fine. #OnToTheNextOne— Kyle Beckerman (@KyleBeckerman) April 16, 2015