Chelsea's Matt Miazga Mocks Height Of Mexico's Diego Lainez

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The 23-year-old Chelsea star is 6ft 4ins, with the 18-year-old Club América winger coming in at 5ft 6ins.

His actions prompted anger from Mexican players and a fracas ensued, in which an irate - and fellow over-6-footer - Edson Alvarez charged at Miazga, tapping his own head to remind the player there were bigger boys on the field. The gestures were a clear giveaway about US' Miazga's intention to mock Lainez's height. It's part of the game.

It's a great win for the U.S. They get a nice win over its rival and create some really positive vibes in the process. "We took control and we won the game".

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"It doesn't offend me in any way".

Lainez confirmed that Miazga didn't apologize for the incident, but said he wasn't expecting him to, with both teams leaving the pitch quickly. "Every player has a different skill set and [I have] to keep going in the same direction". After that, with Mexico playing with ten men, the United States pounced with a goal from Tyler Adams.

For the United States, of the 11 players who started and all had presented with the senior team, but eight of them did not have 10 worldwide appearances. For Ricardo Ferretti's young Mexico side, four players made their global debuts at Nissan Stadium.

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