WATCH: Argentina’s Lavezzi heads home opener in 3rd minute

The United States men’s national team came in to the game against Argentina as a 6-1 underdog and it took all of three minutes to find out exactly why.

After the USMNT defense was stretched out it conceded a corner, which was promptly taken short and caught the defense somewhat off guard. It took Messi just seconds to pounce and hit a perfectly weighted ball to Ezequiel Lavezzi.

He would find Brad Guzan caught in no-man’s land and unable (or unwilling) to commit to coming out or sticking back in the net. What resulted was a 1-0 Argentina lead and Guzan looking completely helpless.

About Andrew Coppens

Andy is a contributor to The Comeback as well as Publisher of Big Ten site talking10. He also is a member of the FWAA and has been covering college sports since 2011. Andy is an avid soccer fan and runs the Celtic FC site The Celtic Bhoys. If he's not writing about sports, you can find him enjoying them in front of the TV with a good beer!