The U.S. men's national soccer team got an early score from Michael Bradley while Mexico answered halfway through the first half on a free kick by Carlos Vela on Sunday night at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.
It was hardly a game befitting a tense and historic rivalry.
For long stretches the U.S. didn’t try to score. And for even longer ones, Mexico was unable to. So, fittingly, Sunday’s World Cup qualifier at Estadio Azteca ended in a cloudburst with the score tied 1-1.
And while that was a result that satisfied neither side, it was also one that didn’t disappoint either team.
The 18-year-old is already the best player the United States has ever produced, but he isn’t the kind of attacker who will slalom through an entire defense on his own. There was only one Diego Maradona.
Pulisic’s minimal influence in the United States' 1-1 draw with Mexico at Azteca Stadium was somewhat predictable, considering the conscious decision the Americans made to send players back instead of forward.