Mexico faced Peru in an exhibition game in San Francisco, CA that ended in a 0-0 draw.
With a team full of Liga MX players, Mexico traveled to the US in an attempt to make changes to its form.
Mexico seemed to have gained advantage in the second half when Omar Bravo earned a penalty, but shooter Angel Reyna failed to capitalize on the opportunity.
The prematch ceremonies started with a support banner held by both teams in support of the recent bombings in Boston, Massachusetts. It was intended for there to be a minute’s silence for the recent events.
Mexico attempted to take advantage of the opening minutes, with Rafael Marquez Lugo calling for a penalty in the fifth minute. Nothing was given and the match continued with a corner kick.
Both teams attempted to move forward but continually got stuck in the midfield. Mexico attempted a few shots, but they were easily captured by Peruvian goalkeeper Carvallo.
Raul Jimenez had one of the better opportunities for Mexico in the 34th minute after receiving a pass from Gerardo Torrado and taking on the Peruvian defense. A shot from the left seemed to be veering in at a tight angle which was further decreased by Carvallo. The ball ended up hitting the side netting and the game continued 0-0.
There were a few changed in the second half with Alfredo Talavera replacing Jesus Corona, and Peña and Torrado leaving the field for Herrera and Molina.
The second half continued in much the same way as the first with the teams failing to provide any danger.
It wasn’t until the 68th minute that Bravo earned a dubious penalty after a foul from Ramos that had the referee pointing to the spot.
Angel Reyna stepped up to the box to take the shot, but Carvallo guessed correctly and managed to block the Mexican player’s shot.
Talavera showed off quick reflexes in the 76th minute with the save of a ball that bounced dangerously in the Mexican box.
Neither team managed to do any damage in the remaining minutes and the game ended in a 0-0 draw.
Mexico XI: Corona, Rodríguez, Ayala, Torres Nilo, Flores, Peña, Torrado, Reyna, Barrera, Jiménez, Lugo.
Peru XI: Carvallo, Duarte, Ramos, Contreras, Céspedes, Ballón, Albarracín, Guevara, Gómez, Advíncula, Yordy Reyna.
Mexico will face Nigeria on May 31st in Houston, Texas in preparation for their Confederations Cup participation.