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US Historic First Victory On Mexico’s Home Soil

August 15, 2012 by  
Filed under US National Teams, US Soccer

The U.S. Men’s National Team achieved one of its biggest international friendly victories, defeating Mexico for the first time on its home soil with a 1-0 win at Estadio Azteca on Wednesday.

Mexico entered the match with a 23-0-1 all-time record against the USA in Mexico, but the United States broke that drought when Michael Orozco Fiscal scored his first international goal in the 79th minute, giving the USA only its second lead at Azteca.

U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard then came up with two clutch saves against Mexico forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez to preserve the historic win.

The USA returns to 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying when it faces Jamaica at 9:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Sept. 7, at National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. Four days later, the teams square off again at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

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