Barrera and Spector play

Pablo Barrera played the whole match as Mexico twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Venezuela in the early hours of Wednesday morning UK time.

The Hammers winger was back wearing his familiar No7 shirt on the right wing and played his part in an entertaining contest. The visitors to Juarez twice took the lead through Juan Arango but Javier Hernandez and Giovani Dos Santos twice provided equalising goals to ensure a share of the spoils.

Barrera, 23, was a lively presence and could have scored himself with a run and shot in the eleventh minute that just went wide, after cutting in from the right flank. It was a competitive contest with the match finishing ten-a-side after each had a player dismissed.

Elsewhere in North America overnight, Jonathan Spector got a welcome 45 minutes under his belt as the United States played out a goalless draw against Colombia in Philadelphia. The 24-year-old played at right-back before manager Bob Bradley made a host of half-time changes in the friendly.