Mexico thump five past Bolivia; Ching inspires United States victory over El Salvador

Mexico 5 – Bolivia 0 (International Friendly, February 24, 2010) Mexico broke through in the third minute when Pablo Barrera neatly slotted Luna’s low cross. Mexico doubled its advantage in the 13th minute when Javier Hernandez converted a one-touch pass from Luna inside the area. Braulio Luna scored in the 19th minute, jumping on a loose deflection right in front of the goal and Hernandez made it 4-0 in the 21st, running onto a long pass from Luna and beating goalkeeper Daniel Vaca in a one-on-one. Paul Aguilar notched the only second-half goal in the 52nd minute, hammering home after a corner had been partially deflected by Vaca.

United States 2 – El Salvador 1 (International Friendly, February 24, 2010) El Salvador surprised the US with an early goal in the second half as Rudis Corrales put the visitors ahead. Second half sub Brian Ching scored the equaliser, and then turned provided in injury time as Sacha Kljestan gabbed the winner.