An injured Geoff Cameron had to watch from afar as the U.S. national team lost its chance to win the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup earlier this year.

Those injuries couldn’t keep Cameron down for long, though, as he was back in the U.S. starting XI for Saturday’s CONCACAF Cup against Mexico at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. And it didn’t take him very long to make an impact.

Cameron drew the U.S. even with Mexico in the 15th minute with a header off a beautiful free-kick delivery from Michael Bradley.

Cameron’s goal came roughly five minutes after Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez opened up the scoring in the one-game playoff to determine CONCACAF’s representative for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Thumbnail photo via Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports Images 

Thumbnail photo via USA defender Geoff Cameron (20) celebrates with defender Matt Besler (5) his goal scored against Mexico during the first half of the CONCACAF Cup at Rose Bowl.