The top 6 goals scored during a Mexico vs. USA game that made our jaws drop

Sparks tend to fly when the United States and Mexico meet on the same field. The rivalry between North America’s two best national teams always produces entertainment and golazos. Some of the best USA vs Mexico goals have been scored in the last 20 years.

Since the turn of the millennium the rivalry between these two teams has only gotten more intense with traditions like Dos a Cero, the USMNT changing the tide of the rivalry and some truly incredible goals from both teams. Here are six goals from games featuring these teams that left us speechless.

Best USA vs Mexico Goals (Top 6 Since 2000)

6. Paul Aguilar Volley Wins 2015 Concacaf Cup

The 2015 Concacaf Cup match between the USMNT and Mexico to go to the now defunct Confederations Cup has been one of the best meetings between these two sides in recent memory. Back and forth goals in a sold-out Rose Bowl had the ultimate ending with a spectacular Paul Aguilar volley in the 118th minute.

5. Tyler Adams screamer in Concacaf Nations League final

Sometimes the best goals come from the most unlikely source. That was the case in the 2024 Concacaf Nations League final. Tyler Adams was given his first USMNT start in 475 days after suffering a major hamstring injury. He’s not a goal scorer but man did he hit this one with some ferocity.

4. Feilhaber’s Golden Volley

Benny Feilhaber will remember his 2007 Gold Cup game-winner for as long as he lives. His 73rd minute strike is about as good as they come. The victory marked the USMNT’s second Gold Cup title in a row.

3. Israel Castro’s 28-Yard Laser

It was a difficult decision to pick between Feilhaber, Adams and Castro’s goals, but I had to give the No. 3 spot on this list to Castro. In 2009 during a World Cup qualifier the Americans had stunned Mexico at Estadio Azteca with an early Charlie Davies goal. Castro quickly killed any USMNT hopes with his ridiculous goal.

2. Michael Bradley From Way Downtown

The 2018 USMNT World Cup qualifying campaign is repressed in fans’ memories for a multitude of reasons. The one thing fans will recall is Michael Bradley’s lob from the parking lot that gave the U.S. an early 1-0 lead against Mexico at Estadio Azteca. This goal is one of the best in USMNT history.

1. Giovani dos Santos Takes On The Entire U.S. Defense

This effort from Giovani dos Santos is the best USA vs Mexico goal of all time. I doubt we’ll see another goal like this one from this rivalry in a long time. This magical moment from 22-year-old dos Santos was simply world class. 

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