Friendly: Mexico 2-0 Wales – Coleman Gets Off To Losing Start In New York City (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

27th, May 2012

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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.

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Photos: PA

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3 Comments

  1. Col says:

    Is there really enough Mexicans in the US to warrant playing their home games in NYC?

  2. Gabe says:

    Circa 20 million…it is all business for the Mexican National Team as Mexicans living in the USA have strong purchasing power and can pay 4 times more vs what Mexicans could afford in Mexico. Also it is more attractive for top teams (Not that Wales is one) to play in the States than in Mexico.

  3. Gabe says:

    Circa 20 million…it is all business for the Mexican National Team as Mexicans living in the USA have strong purchasing power and can pay 4 times more vs what Mexicans could afford in Mexico. Also it is more attractive for top teams (Not that Wales is one) to play in the States than in Mexico.

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