USA Falls In Mexico

This isn’t going to be a very long post because I had to watch this game on a grainy internet feed at work.  Fail, ESPN.  Epic fail.  By now you know that the Americans fell to 0-23-1 all time in Mexico with today’s 2-1 loss.

The question coming into the game was which US team would show up to Azteca Stadium.  Unfortunately, it was the team who showed up for the second half of the Confederation’s Cup Championship against Brazil.  Other than the goal, which was nice, the US side never threatened.  The defense, which was so strong in the wins over Spain and Egypt earlier this summer, allowed the Mexicans to run amok in the penalty area.  No one player really stood out as having a good game.

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USA 2, Mexico 0

Last night in Columbus, The United States opened their final round of World Cup Qualifying with a 2-0 victory over bitter rival, Mexico.

The US ran their record to 9-0-2 against the Mexicans on US soil this decade.  Michael Bradley netted both goals, one in each half.

Mexican captain, Raphael Marquez, was sent off in the second half for a vicious challenge on American keeper, Tim Howard. Continue reading

USA-Mexico World Cup Qualfier

In a little less than an hour, Mexico and USA square off the first match of the final round of qualification for the World Cup in 2010.  USA and Mexico have quite a bit of history together and have sprouted a heated rivalry since the Yanks arrival on the soccer scene.  Game is at 6 CST on ESPN2. Continue reading

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