NASHVILLE — The teenager Tyler Adams scored his first international goal as a young United States side defeated 10-man Mexico, 1-0, on Tuesday in an exhibition.
Adams, a 19-year-old midfielder for the Red Bulls of M.L.S., burst into the penalty area to tuck away an Antonee Robinson cross in the 71st minute to settle a hard-fought encounter at Nissan Stadium.
His winner came after tempers flared during the second half of the latest meeting between the two North American soccer rivals.
Mexico’s Ángel Zaldívar was shown a red card in the 66th minute for a brutal challenge on midfielder Wil Trapp, who was lucky to escape serious injury.
Zaldívar’s wild tackle came just moments after several players joined a scuffle prompted by a confrontation between the United States’ Matt Miazga, a France-based defender, and the Mexican prodigy Diego Lainez.
Lainez, 18, had been Mexico’s best player during a dominant first-half display in which El Tri carved out promising openings without being able to convert the…