Pulido scores hat trick for El Tri in debut
[MEXICO-SOUTH KOREA] Tigres' Alan Pulido, one of three starters making their international debuts, scored a hat trick to
lead Mexico to a 4-0 win over South Korea in El Tri's first friendly of the year before 54,313 fans at San Antonio's Alamodome.
Oribe Peralta, the
hero of Mexico's 2012 Olympic gold-medal campaign and the 2013 Concacaf Player of the Year, put Mexico ahead in the 38th minute, and Pulido followed with goals in the 45th, 86th and 89th minutes.
Rodolfo Pizarro, Jose Juan Vazquez and Pulido all made their Mexico debuts. Mexico's starters included two
California-born players -- Isaac Brizuela and Miguel Ponce.
They all came into the game longshots to make
Coach Miguel Herrera's World Cup team.
Missing most of its European-based players, South Korea finishes its U.S. tour Saturday against the USA at
No comments yet.
Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Leonardo Santiago Dec. 9, 3:34 a.m.
"We have the MLS rights throughout central and north Florida, so any discussion of another franchise ...
MLS Cup Countdown: 'Amazing night' expected Dec. 9, 3:22 a.m.
Saturday's MLS Cup shapes up as one of the best in league history with arguably the ...
Coaching: New NSCAA course on LGBT Inclusion Dec. 9, 2:13 a.m.
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) has launched a free online course to help ...
What They're Saying: Don Garber Dec. 8, 11:19 p.m.
"If you could wave a magic wand and not have to address things like: What do ...
MLS Moves: 'Caps re-sign Hurtado, renew 11 options Dec. 8, 11:06 p.m.
A day after announcing it had declined the option on midfielder Pedro Morales, Vancouver finalized its ...
TV: Fox Sports will air MLS Cup in VR Dec. 8, 7:48 p.m.
For the first time since its launch in 1996, MLS will not air its final on ...
Video Pick: Bundesliga goalkeeper bloopers Dec. 8, 7:07 p.m.
As part of its annual advent calendar series, Bundesliga YouTube presents the Top 10 most "catastrophic" ...
U.S. Abroad: Bob Bradley to critics: 'Hit the road' Dec. 8, 6:25 p.m.
With just one win and five points in seven games as Swansea City's manager, Bob Bradley ...
Soccer in December in Toronto -- who'd have thought? Dec. 8, 6:06 p.m.
It may surprise a lot of people to realize that Seattle is farther north than Toronto. ...
Tab Ramos names U-20 roster for Costa Rica friendlies Dec. 8, 2:08 p.m.
Coach Tab Ramos' 20-player U.S. U-20 national team roster for friendlies at Costa Rica Dec. 17 ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives