Diga lo que diga el marcador 1-0 de Estados Unidos sobre México, anoche no ganó el mejor equipo en el Estadio Azteca.
Así lo aseguró Andrés Guardado tras el resultado que dio a las barras y las estrellas el primer triunfo de su historia en el Coloso de Santa Úrsula.
FLUSHING, NY.- Ecuador venció la noche del miércoles a Chile con un apabullante 3-0 que demostró el gran momento que vive la Tricolor de los ecuatorianos.
Este resultado dejó muy mal parada a la selección chilena que tuvo un pésimo partido, careció de contundencia y se vio falto de ideas, a pesar de ostentar el liderato de la Eliminatoria CONMEBOL rumbo al Mundial de Brasil 2014.
Difficile de dire si le Canada est prêt pour sa double échéance contre le Panama, puisque les seules images que nous avons de son match amical d’hier sont celles du résumé ci-dessous. Le résultat contre Trinité-et-Tobago, une victoire 2-0, est toutefois encourageant, tout comme le compte rendu de Gavin Day, un des rares journalistes sur place.
MEXICO CITY — Geoff Cameron, welcome to the big time.
When the 90 minutes were up at the Estadio Azteca on Wednesday night and the scoreboard read 1-0 for the US, one of the players undoubtedly circled in journalists’ notebooks was Cameron.
If there was one game that USMNT fans were not expecting to deliver the first-ever win at the Estadio Azteca, it was Wednesday night. And so they got it.
The match finished 1-0 in favor of the USA, thanks to a goal by Mexican-American Michael Orozco Fiscal, formerly of the Philadelphia Union, and some great goalkeeping from ex-MLS star Tim Howard (watch the highlights here).
MEXICO CITY – Before Wednesday's match, no one was more passionate than Herculez Gomez in describing what strolling onto the Estadio Azteca pitch while wearing the US shirt would mean.
Now that the monkey on the US national team's back has been lifted with Wednesday's 1-0 win against Mexico in the famous stadium, Gomez says victory tastes particularly sweet.
“Everybody's on cloud nine, everybody's extremely excited,” the Santos Laguna man said after the game. “This is a life moment for me, this is no longer soccer.”
MEXICO CITY – Friendly or not, all the players involved in the US national team’s first-ever win over El Tri in Mexico on Wednesday night will carry with them a little bit of US soccer history.
But Michael Orozco Fiscal’s name will be forever etched in the memory of the occasion thanks to his 80th-minute winning goal.
“That’s history,” said a slightly overwhelmed Orozco Fiscal after the game. “It does leave a mark in my heart.”
MEXICO CITY — Before Wednesday night, US goalkeeper Tim Howard had played at the Estadio Azteca only once: a 2-1 loss in World Cup qualifying in 2009, when he conceded two goals after the US had taken an early lead.
But despite that scant experience, he knew the whole history. He knew that the US had never won in Mexico, holding a 0-23-1 record coming into Wednesday's friendly. And he knew that the cacophony and intimidation of Azteca was very real.
MEXICO CITY — Take it all in. Because it may never happen again.
That was the message from US national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann to his players before they took field against Mexico here on Wednesday. After the Americans pulled off an historic 1-0 victory — the first-ever win in Mexico in 25 tries for the US — he will continue to relay the same message. But it will have the added aspect of a lesson learned.
LAUDERHILL, Fla. – It’s a rare sight to see Stephen Hart smiling on the sidelines of a Canadian national team game.
Stoic even when Canada win, it takes quite a bit for Hart to show he’s pleased with his team’s performance.
But seconds after Will Johnson scored Canada’s second goal of the night in their 2-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday, Hart was grinning ear to ear.