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Pulisic shines, Balogun debuts in chaotic U.S. win vs Mexico

LAS VEGAS -- Thursday's Concacaf Nations League (CNL) semifinal against Mexico was the U.S. men's national team's version of "Everything Everywhere All at Once," in that there were enough deviations from perceived reality to fill a feature length movie.

There was the news that emerged just before kickoff that Gregg Berhalter was making an unexpected return as U.S. manager. This after the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) let his contract expire last December, investigated him for a domestic violence incident, and then concluded it was satisfied with his explanation and maintained he was still eligible to return.