Club America tops Pachuca in friendly

Action from the friendly between Club America and Pachuca (white/blue jersey) on June 30, 2016, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo: Mexsport)

DENVER, Colorado – Club America earned a 2-0 win over 2016 Liga MX Clausura champion Pachuca in a friendly at Sports Authority Field. 

It was the first match of the ‘Tour Aguila’ for the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League winner, while Pachuca completed a series of three friendlies in the United States. 

Bruno Valdez scored the first goal in the 17th minute, heading Rubens Sambueza’s right-sided delivery past goalkeeper Oscar Perez. 

In the 66th minute, Sambueza – the 2015/16 SCCL’s Golden Ball winner -- doubled the advantage, when he fired home a free kick from the edge of the penalty area. 

Club America will return to action on Sunday against Leon in Chicago.