The United States didn't beat Mexico 8-0, like they did the other day, but they had no problem rolling to another win over the Mexicans in Rochester. Four different players scored in a 4-0 win, sending the Americans towards next month's CONCACAF Women's Championship, which doubles as Women's World Cup qualifying.
Amy Rodriguez put the U.S. in front after nine minutes when they took advantage of a Mexico mistake. A giveaway gave the striker a run at goal and she fired from 15 yards, finding the back of the net and kicking off the beat down.
Megan Rapinoe added to the lead in the 37th minute, again off of a Mexico mistake. The Mexicans failed to clear a pretty harmless cross, instead nodding the ball back across the box, where Rapinoe was waiting. The American fired on her first touch and the U.S. had a 2-0 lead.
The U.S. wasn't done with their first half production, though. Rapinoe played a beautiful through ball that put Tobin Heath in on goal and she easily slid the ball home. With that, they took a three-goal advantage into halftime.
The Americans took their foot off the pedal in the second half and almost conceded not long after half. A bad giveaway gave Mexico a look at the open net, but Becky Sauerbrunn made a great play to block the shot.
Just because the U.S. didn't crush Mexico in the second half didn't mean that they were bad, or even in danger. They still dominated and Alex Morgan added to the lead just before the final whistle when she headed home a Heather O'Reilly cross.