Mexican television announcers lose their minds as USMNT win sends El Tri into playoff | SIDELINE

With all due respect to beIN Sport’s Phil Schoen and Ray Hudson, the best video circulating around the Internet on Wednesday isn’t the English-languge call of the US national team’s dramatic late win.

It’s the one broadcast on TV Azteca, who ran simultaneous screens of Mexico’s 2-1 loss in Costa Rica and the US’ rally against Panama on Tuesday night, two results that clinched Mexico’s berth in an intercontinental playoff series against New Zealand next month, with a berth in the World Cup on the line.

Check out the video above, and here’s a translation of the comments, courtesy of editor Kristel Valencia (who shrugs her shoulders when it comes to Mexico making the World Cup). Christian Martinoli is the main man behind the mic, while another commentator takes over roughly halfway through.


“We love you!  We love you forever and ever! God Bless America! The USA puts us in the playoffs!

“It is because of the USA that we are being placed in the playoff ... because of them, not due to you! Not any of you in the green shirts. It was them! Not you! They did it, not you!

“Remember this forever. Keep this clearly in mind for the rest of your lives. You do nothing for the shirt, you do not put any effort for the team, you have not placed us in the World Cup, you would not have kept us alive.

“It was the US, not you! Not you and your arrogance, not you and your infamy, not you and your punks.

"It is a failure … and undeserved. We had no arguments to earn the playoffs. The USA, with subs, with many subs as the visiting team, shows us once against what the USA is all about … how to play this game with dignity, how to approach the sport.

“Mexico is a horror, just terrible. A failure.

“GOOOOOOALLL [Johannsson scores the winning goal for the US]! GOOOOOOALL of the US! We are in the playoffs! The US did it so we can keep criticizing [Mexico]!

“So we can say that the US has surpassed us. They are better than Mexico in soccer. They even have the luxury of playing their subs and keeping us alive … I hope our coach wears the pants and resigns. He has failed as a coach in the national team.”