By Alan Duffy
Shorn of stars such as Gareth Bale and Joe Ledley, Wales went down by two goals to nil against Mexico in Chris Coleman’s first game as manager.
Playing in sweltering heat at the MetLife Stadium in New York, Mexico were much the better side and went ahead towards the end of the first half after totally dominating the game. Aldo De Nigris was the goalscorer, heading home from the back post.
Things failed to improve for the Welsh after the break, with De Nigris eventually sealing the win with his second late on.
Coleman obviously needs time to make his mark on a gifted Welsh side, but with the World Cup qualifiers beginning in around four months time, the pressure will start to mount sooner rather than later.
Highlights to follow…