Skip to comments.U.S ties Mexico, 0-0, in World Cup qualifier — and U.S. is happy
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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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.
A very audible number of Mexican fans did boo and whistle (the international way to boo) during the US National Anthem, by the way.
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.
Cool. Good to know. Thanks.
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.
More proof that soccer is an exercise in futility.
They could change the rules to make it easier to score, and go after the NFL demographic.
“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.
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