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U.S ties Mexico, 0-0, in World Cup qualifier and U.S. is happy
latimes.com ^ | March 26, 2013 | Kevin Baxter

Posted on 03/27/2013 3:05:30 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

MEXICO CITY — Officially the game ended in a tie. But try telling that to the U.S. and Mexico, which fought to a scoreless draw in a World Cup qualifying match that left both teams heading in different directions.

For the U.S., Tuesday's result felt like a win — especially since it came at a sold-out Estadio Azteca, a place where the Americans have never won a World Cup qualifier. Plus it leaves the U.S. in third place three games into the six-nation, 10-game qualifying tournament for Brazil 2014.

For Mexico, meanwhile, the tie was as humiliating as a loss. El Tri has played two World Cup qualifiers in Azteca in the last two months and not only is it still looking for its first win, it's still looking for its first goal — this despite the fact it outshot the U.S., 17-1.

So for the second time in as many months, Mexico's fans booed their team off the field after it fell to fifth in a qualifying tournament in which only three teams are guaranteed berths in Brazil.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: soccer; usmnt
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1 posted on 03/27/2013 3:05:30 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Population - 2011 census 625,266

2 posted on 03/27/2013 3:15:54 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Paul Ryan 2016)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Bad-sport Mexicans (fans and players) deserve a humiliating loss.


3 posted on 03/27/2013 4:19:59 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: luvbach1
Bad-sport Mexicans (fans and players) deserve a humiliating loss.

Totally agree. Regrettably, I missed this game, but in past games police with riot shields had to shield American players as they took corner kicks because Mexican "fans" were throwing cups, bottles and debris at them. Yeah, real sportsmanship.

4 posted on 03/27/2013 4:48:20 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: luvbach1
With only 1 shot on goal for the entire game, it wasn't likely the US was going to win, LOL... but they'll take the draw.

A very audible number of Mexican fans did boo and whistle (the international way to boo) during the US National Anthem, by the way.

5 posted on 03/27/2013 4:52:28 AM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: Obadiah

It was kind of cool to see a significant US contingent attending the game, including a large banner that read “SIEMPRE US” (US forever), being waved by Hispanics and not Anglos. There are some good eggs out there.


6 posted on 03/27/2013 4:54:03 AM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: Teacher317

Cool. Good to know. Thanks.


7 posted on 03/27/2013 5:02:45 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

For some reason watching a 1-0 Verlander-Dickey extra-innings pitchers’ duel, or a 3-0 Steelers-Ravens OT game would be 10,000 times more exciting than a US Soccer 0-0 tie.


8 posted on 03/27/2013 5:09:14 AM PDT by ReaganGeneration2
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To: Berlin_Freeper

More proof that soccer is an exercise in futility.


9 posted on 03/27/2013 6:02:59 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
this despite the fact it outshot the U.S., 17-1.
Wow, a 0-0 tie and the US had one (1) shot on goal for the entire game.
And they wonder why no one watches. Zzzzzzzzzzzz ...
10 posted on 03/27/2013 6:17:43 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

They could change the rules to make it easier to score, and go after the NFL demographic.


11 posted on 03/27/2013 6:27:08 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Berlin_Freeper
That new Germany coach is working magic with the US mens team.
12 posted on 03/27/2013 6:29:30 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: ReaganGeneration2

“For some reason watching a 1-0 Verlander-Dickey extra-innings pitchers’ duel, or a 3-0 Steelers-Ravens OT game would be 10,000 times more exciting than a US Soccer 0-0 tie.”

Not if you know the game.

But if you really believe that, you’re always free to skip these threads.


13 posted on 03/27/2013 6:37:01 AM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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