As Jona himself remarked, he only scores golazos.
In the 28th minute of Mexico’s 3-2 victory over Ecuador in their final tune-up prior to the Gold Cup, the LA Galaxy Designated Player collected in the midfield and pushed forward unimpeded to the outside of the 18-yard box, where he quickly looked up before placing a shot just inside Máximo Banguera’s left post, sending a typically large and festive crowd into rapture.
The younger dos Santos has been a revelation under new manger Tata Martino, putting in quality performances while significantly contributing in the attack. After failing to get on the scoresheet with El Tri over the years, Sunday’s golazo was Jona’a second strike of 2019 after the midfielder scored another beauty back in March vs. Paraguay. Mexico would go to win the contest late thanks to a brilliant finish from right back Luis Alfonso Rodriguez.
Additionally midfielder Uriel Antuna started the match and went 72 minutes in all, though the pacy winger is expected to return to LA soon.