Mexico VS El Salvador LIVE Football Match Score July 19/7/2021
First place is on the line in the Gold Cup’s Group A on Sunday as El Salvador face Mexico on Matchday 3. La Selecta can win the group with just a draw, while Mexico have to earn the victory in order to jump them and top Group A. Neither team have conceded a goal in the competition, meaning a defensive battle could be on the cards at the Cotton Bowl.
The bounce-back against Guatemala was needed, with Argentina-born Rogelio Funes Mori scoring twice. Simply put, they were not wasteful in front of goal like they were against Trinidad and Tobago. Without Chucky Lozano, they’ve needed others to step up, and Orbelin Pineda has been able to do that from a midfield position. They should expect a similar result here to their 3-0 win last time as long as they can continue to be quick to trigger shots in the box. El Salvador are fairly weak along the backline, so plenty of chances should be there for Gerard Martino’s team.
The Central Americans have to feel thrilled with the start of the tournament, knowing they are already into the quarterfinals. They’ve been quite impressive, but that was against Guatemala and Trinidad and Tobago. This is the game that will tell us everything we need to know about the team. American-born Alex Roldan, the brother of U.S. men’s national team midfielder Cristian Roldan, has looked sharp since joining the team and will be needed out wide to deliver in dangerous crosses if El Salvador are to have any chance.
The U.S. women’s national team will kick off their Olympic group stage on Tuesday July 21 against Sweden. Their road to gold features a 22 player roster that holds a mix of veteran experience at the international level, and first time Olympians with strong ties to the National Women’s Soccer League, America’s home for domestic club soccer.
The International Olympic Committee recently made adjustment to roster rules for the women’s soccer competition in light of the on-going coronavirus pandemic, extending national team squads from 18 players to 22. Previous rules allowed teams to name four alternates who could only be used as replacements for injured players, and players who were replaced were no longer allowed to play in the tournament. The new rule adjustment allows teams more flexibility to interchange game day lineups, providing the option to use all 22 players over the course of the tournament. That said, teams will still be limited to 18-player team sheets, with 11 starters and seven substitutes for each match.
The CONCACAF Gold Cup continues with Group A gearing up for matchday 3. Mexico, the favorites to win the group and the Cup, will face El Salvador in the final group stage match in an attempt to top the table. The game will be televised on FS1.
If you are not in front of a television, FOX.com/live and the Bally Sports app will live stream the match. You’ll need a cable subscription to access both. If you don’t have one, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the match.
Mexico found its footing after a 0-0 draw against Trinidad & Tobago with a 3-0 win over Guatemala. El Tri can clinch a spot in the knockout round with a draw, but are likely in due to goal differential even if they drop points against El Salvador.
El Salvador has looked great through two games with creativity in attack and a solid defense. The team has yet to allow a goal in the competition, but will face its stiffest test yet with Mexico’s dynamic front line. This is a match for El Salvador to prove it is a real threat in the knockout round.