Jose Juan Macias scored on either side of halftime as Mexico dealt well with Bermuda in a 5-1 win in CONCACAF Nations League at Bermuda National Stadium on Friday.
Macias, 20, scored for the third time in two caps, while Uriel Antuna, Hirving Lozano, and Hector Herrera also scored in the win.
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It was the sixth international goal for the 22-year-old Antuna, who plays for the LA Galaxy on loan from Manchester City.
Another Premier League loanee was Bermuda’s goal scorer. Burnley’s Nakhi Wells scored a second half marker and is in his second year on loan to QPR.
Bermuda, who is coached by former Stoke City man Kyle Lightbourne, split two matches with Panama last month including a win away to Los Canaleros.
Poetic justice, put it in a Song.
Haiti’s Djimy Alexis made up for his early own goal by scoring a deserved winner as Haiti won Group B of the Gold Cup with an upset of Costa Rica on Monday.
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Los Ticos got everything they could handle from the upstart Gombey Warriors, who are now 3-0 on the tournament, and the World Cup mainstays tossed aside their early lead to meet Mexico in the quarterfinals.
Haiti will challenge Canada in the quarters, guaranteeing the semifinals an intriguing participant.
An early own goal had Costa Rica in control, but Duckens Nason’ 16th international goal was a part of a hard charge from the Haitians in the second half.
The other match saw Bermuda earn a 2-0 win over Nicaragua via goals from Lejuan Simmons and QPR’s Nakhi Wells. That gives the Gombey Warriors a 1-2 record while dropping Nicaragua to 0-3.
Bermuda was ranked 174th by FIFA to Nicaragua’s 129, but that will certainly change next month.