Herrera nets brace as Mexico tops Guatemala

Eduardo Herrera (en la foto) anotó dos goles en el triunfo de México contra el visitante Guatemala el 30 de Mayo, 2015 en Tuxtla Gutierrez. (Foto: Mexsport)

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico – Mexico got a goal in each half from Eduardo Herrera to earn a 3-0 win over visiting Guatemala in an international friendly on Saturday night at the Estadio Victor Manuel Reyna.

In its final friendly on home soil before competing in Copa America next month, the Tricolor won for the seventh time in nine outings. 

Herrera, who scored on his Mexico debut against Paraguay in March, tucked in the opening goal from 12-yards out in the 31st minute after receiving a sliding pass from Gerardo Flores. 

The 26-year-old Pumas forward made it 2-0 in the 64th minute, receiving a defense splitting delivery from Hugo Ayala and shedding a tackle by Dennis Lopez, before finding the back of the net from the edge of the six-yard box.

In 75th minute, half-time substitute Jesus Corona slotted Raul Jimenez’s right-sided cross into the back of the net from the middle of the box to complete the scoreline.

The Mexicans next head to South America for a pair of internationals against Peru (June 3 in Lima) and Brazil (June 7 in Sao Paulo) prior to opening Copa America play against Bolivia in Chile on June 12.