U.S. Men's National Team completes first half of series with third consecutive win

Aug. 05, 2014, 5:49 p.m. (ET)

CHULA VISTA, Calif. – August 5, 2014 – The U.S. Men’s National Team continues to blaze an undefeated summer series trail by winning 2-1 over Mexico. Today’s match marks the third consecutive win during the second summer series at the Olympic Training Center for Team USA.

The red, white and blue came out fast with good combinations that sent the ball quickly up the pitch. Midfielder Moritz Runzi (Boston, Mass.) perfectly placed a field goal past Mexico’s keeper to turn the score 1-0. The ball glided from end line to end line with USA’s defense keeping high pressure which was felt throughout the entire match. In the 14th minute striker Tyler Sundeen (Simi Valley, Calif.) slammed a reverse shot to the far post to keep a 2-0 lead going into halftime.  Although Mexico quickly maneuvered into their attacking circle to change the score to 2-1 in the 66th minute, the goal wasn’t enough to defeat Team USA.

“I’m glad we won today,” said Head Coach Chris Clements. “We managed the game enough to get the victory however we will address a few minor things to finish the series strong. Overall it is great we are 3-0 in this series and we will be ready for game four tomorrow.”

The USA started the series with a 6-1 win over Mexico. The following day, the National Team created a victory of 8-0.  The next match in this series takes place on Wednesday, August 6 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.