The United States entered the match on an 18-game unbeaten streak (16-0-2 W-L-D) on home soil, with its last such loss coming against Mexico on Sept. 6, 2019. That streak was extended after the 87-year-old rivalry between these teams completed another chapter in its story Friday night.
Things were chippy and tight for most of the matchup, but Christian Pulisic provided a much needed spark off the bench and scored the game's first goal in the 74th minute.
Eleven minutes later, Weston McKennie followed through with another score.
At the end of the game, the U.S. secured the win 2-0, continuing its dominance against Mexico in World Cup qualifiers -- in the state of Ohio specifically. Although this matchup occurred in Cincinnati, the state's capital of Columbus has become the spiritual home for the USMNT.
The win also places the USMNT at the top spot of CONCACAF qualifying standings.
Social media offered their commentary on dos a cero, the team's tradition of beating Mexico with this distinct score line:
Memo Ochoa: "Mexico is the mirror in which the United States wants to see itself"— Major League Soccer (@MLS) November 13, 2021
Christian Pulisic: pic.twitter.com/bm5B10N5Zi
DOS A CERO :us:— x - PhilaUnion (@PhilaUnion) November 13, 2021
🇺🇸🇺🇸— Jordan Morris (@JmoSmooth13) November 13, 2021
Dos a...— Jozy Altidore (@JozyAltidore) November 13, 2021
Dos a Cero 🇺🇸— Minnesota United FC (@MNUFC) November 13, 2021
DOS A CERO 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/yfnQELPN9x— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) November 13, 2021
One brother captained his country and scored a 90th-minute equalizer 🇸🇻— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) November 13, 2021
The other brother was on the roster as his country won 2-0 🇺🇸
We'll never get over how cool this is, @Alex_Roldan8 & @CristianRoldan.
List of players in history to score a goal, record a save, score an international goal, compete in the MLS All-Star Game with a sibling, play against that sibling in a World Cup Qualifier, captain their national team and score a WCQ equalizer in the same season:— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) November 13, 2021
1. Alex Roldan
THAT'S. OUR. CB. pic.twitter.com/CQgktj0Mm4— x - Nashville SC (@NashvilleSC) November 13, 2021
PULISIC LOVES TO SCORE AGAINST MEXICO— Major League Soccer (@MLS) November 13, 2021
The USMNT is now 5-0 when Ricardo Pepi starts. pic.twitter.com/YtvthciyNJ— FC Dallas (🐆x 🚂) (@FCDallas) November 13, 2021
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