Contact Us

U.S. Soccer Gets First Ever Win in Mexico

Miguel Tovar, Getty Images
Miguel Tovar, Getty Images

It was only an exhibition, or a “friendly” as they say, but the U.S. soccer team made history in Mexico City last night.

The Americans nipped Mexico 1-0 for their first win south of the border in 75 years — the U.S. had been 0-23-1 in 75 years of games at Mexico.  The U.S. previous best result in Mexico was a 0-0 draw at the Azteca in 1997.

Wednesday night’s match was the first friendly played at the Azteca between the two sides.

U.S. keeper Tim Howard made some stellar saves in order to preserve Michael Orozco Fiscal’s 80th-minute goal.

Mexico’s home-town fans were none to-pleased with the end result as the four letter networks post game commentators had to give their post-match thoughts while beer and every other liquid that could be found was hurled towards the field.

According to Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl, the few U.S. fans brave enough to attend the match were evacuated before the final whistle.

As mentioned the game didn’t technically mean anything, but it is a huge confidence booster for Juergen Klinsmann’s squad.

Best of 1340 The Fan

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for SportsRadio 1340 The Fan quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Never Miss the Latest News from SportsRadio 1340 The Fan.