The U.S. Men’s National Team Creates Strong Attacking Presence Against Mexico
CHULA VISTA, Calif. – August 2, 2014 – The U.S. Men’s National Team kicked off their second series of the summer against Mexico today with remarkable attack to secure a win of 6-1.
Developing momentum into the offensive end, U.S. Men’s athlete and rookie all-star, Tom McCarthy (East Windsor, Conn.) capitalized off of a corner in the 17th minute. Ranjot Sangha (Sacramento Calif.) fed off of the team’s forward energy to cage and in the following minute scored a field goal for Team USA making a halftime score of 2-1.
“It is great to start a series with a clear victory like we did today,” Head Coach Chris Clements. “We executed our penalty corners well and scored some good field goals. Congratulations to Adam Miller and Tom McCarthy for earning their first international cap.”
In the 36th minute marker Paul Singh (Simi Valley, Calif.) found the backboard for the red, white and blue. Christian Linney (San Diego, Calif.) struck the ball on a penalty corner in the 53rd minute to turn the score to 4-0. Game flow then maneuvered with speed from end line to end line. In the 55th minute, Mexico struck fast to earn their lone match goal. Team USA didn’t settle into a slow pace despite their lead. The aggressive forward mentality persisted until the very last minute of play. The U.S. Men’s National Team earned two corners, in the 68th and 70th minutes where William Holt (Camarillo, Calif.) translated both opportunities into goals. The final score was locked at 6-1.
“I am extremely proud to represent my country and score in my first game for the USA,” said McCarthy. “Since I started playing at Romsey Hockey Club it has always been my dream to represent the USA and today that dream came through. I hope to play many more matches."
Team USA will meet Mexico on the pitch tomorrow at 10:45 a.m. PST. Follow USA Field Hockey on Twitter @USAFieldHockey for live updates and be sure to visit the official website for more event information.