Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Not In Our House!

The United States continued their dominance over Mexico today, winning in Columbus 2-0. This game was the first of 10 World Cup qualifying games for the United States and Mexico, who are the clear favorites to advance to the Cup. 

Michael Bradley scored both goals for the United States, the first off a corner kick and the second off a shot outside the box in extra time. 

Bradley the coaches son said, "I think everybody on our team was really excited to play tonight."

One of the biggest storylines from this game was the weather. The conditions on the field were good, but the wind and rain from a huge storm that passed by very close to game time made it difficult for players to get good first touches on the ball and make great passes. 

Also in the 65th minute Mexico captain Rafael Marquez was given a red card for spiking United States goalie Tim Howard. After the play Howard was also given a yellow card which by accumulation makes him unavailable to play in the United States next game.

The United States are now 9-0-2 against Mexico on U.S. soil since 2000. 

Here are the highlights of the game:

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