Club America tops Portsmouth

Published Jul. 15, 2010 9:57 a.m. ET

Enrique Esqueda and Israel Martinez scored in a two-minute span to give Club America of Mexico City a 2-1 victory over English side Portsmouth in a friendly match Wednesday.

Esqueda put Club America ahead 1-0 in the 14th minute after collecting a back-heel pass from Martinez. Esqueda drew Portsmouth goalie Liam O'Brien completely out of position before rifling a shot off his right foot from the edge of the box into the open net.

In the 16th minute Martinez volleyed Daniel Montenegro's left-wing cross inside the right post from 17 yards past a diving O'Brien to make it 2-0.

Tom Kilvey of Portsmouth knocked home his own rebound in the 50th minute after Club America goalie Guillermo Ochoa made an initial stop.

Portsmouth is preparing for life in the second-tier League Championship after being relegated from the Premier League last season amid serious financial problems.