Uriel Antuna set the tone two minutes in with a scrappy goal, as a cross from Jesus Gallardo dangerously bobbled yards from the goal line, finally rebounding off the post before the LA Galaxy swept the ball into the net.
A player who wasn’t even supposed to be there, Untuna was added at the last minute as a replacement for Club America defender Jorge Sanchez and looked every bit like someone who wants to stick around. Moments before the half in the 44th minute, Antuna smartly anticipated a last-minute tackle and once again smacked into an empty net to give El Tri a 4-0 lead, with Raúl Jimenez and Diego Reyes also getting on the board.
ANTUNA SCORES AGAIN!— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 16, 2019
The 21-year-old scores his second of the half and the goal fest continues for Mexico. pic.twitter.com/8PZI67HY0t
Jimenez and Alexis Vega padded to the considerable lead, and in the 80th minute Antuna become the first Mexican player since 2015 to net a hat trick with a tap-in at the back post.