Mexico 4, South Korea 0: Off on the right foot

Pulido has a dream first cap with a hat-trick (ESPNFC)


Mexico began 2014 with a a major win over South Korea. Miguel ‘Piojo’ Herrera sent out a experimental side, which was apparent in the first minutes of the game. Mexico had some hiccups, especially on connecting passes.

In the 36th minute, Oribe Peralta found himself with the ball in the box, he turned and shot with no chance of a block from the keeper. Mexico looked to open the flood gates, and in the 45th minute, Alan Pulido scored a scrappy goal to send El Tri up 2-0 at half.

The second half was a bit more frustrating for Mexico. The was a lack of possession and cohesion as the half went along. It could have been the multiple subs, but Pulido gave the crowd a late treat in the 86th minute. The play was set up beautifully by Brizuela, who slashed the Korean defense.

Up 3-0, Mexico continued to attack, and after several deflections, Pulido registered another for El Tri. The 4-0 scoreline remained, and Mexico claimed its first win of 2014. Moreover, the scoreline keeps Piojo Herrera’s record clean (4-0-0) with all his sides scoring at least four goals.

Piojo and co. will look to regroup in a little over a month, as Mexico faces Nigeria in Atlanta (March 5th). This time Euro’s will be joining, so the timing is huge for Mexico to gain some more momentum and chemistry.

Vamos México!


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