At the Concacaf Cup playoff match on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl, it was the Mexicans who blasted United States during their recent match for a 3-2 win with extra time. It is the first victory in four years
A pressure game finished with an increadible three in a row with a spectacular volley from Aguilar. Taking advantage of a gap created by the USA player, Guzan, Aguilar managed to find a way through with a quick and brutal shot through the posts.
It is a game that will long be remembered, both for bitter sweet reasons. Mexico did what others said they could not do and America walked away with their tail between their legs, dazed by the prowess and doggedness of a better team on the day.
In many ways it felt like a Mexican home game.
Mexico not only dominated the game, they dominated the stand. You were in Mexico. If you were a US fan, that meant you were noticeably outnumbered.
It wasn’t just the game that filled the stadium, it was the performance of the crowds on both sides. Not unlike their politics, the atmosphere between the two teams and their respective fans could be felt for it’s intensity and excitement.
The historic tension between the two was evident by the fence that had been erected with tailgate groups holding their signs high in the air and proclaiming that the mexicans were not welcome in the US fly fan zone.
It certainly kept security on its toes. Though, as it turns out, their was no need for concern.
The event was filled with drama. Not just for players and spectators, but also for punters who were shoring up the sports betting at the William Hill website.
Mexico found a way to keep the ball in their zone and continue pushing hard against the US team. Again and again, Mexico, keeping possession and pushing through until Herrera would land it in the back of the net and brings Mexico up to the top of the points.
Fans on both sides gathered around security fencing to taunt. Chanting victory before the game even began, for many, it was the spectators who stole the headlines and the game. Gringo’s and good natured combat made for an exciting game that went on without any real incident off the field.
All the action was on the turf – where it should be.
US found their counter punchers falling down at critical moments while Mexico managed to hold their grit and force a play. With great tenacity, they fought on and eventually prevailed against an exhausted and humbled USA.
Klinsmann, met 'n ego die grootte van 'n dubbel dekker bus op steroïede kon nie eens te bring hom na die groot wedstryd gespeel deur Mexiko erken en plaas van die hand gewys wat was 'n ongelooflike spel as 'n saak van onverskilligheid.
Die houding is verskriklik baie en tipies van Amerika se onvermoë beskou om te gaan met weerstand sonder om in 'n vlaag van woede van sooks en tjank.
"Ek dink dit was 'n ongelooflike ervaring,"Het hy gesê van sy grootste nederlaag as die U.S. afrigter. "Dit was vol opwinding; dit was vol intensiteit. "
Ja, was jy daar? Het jy die ander span, Klinsmann? Die wedywering tussen die ondersteuners was meer prysenswaardig. Selfs Captain America het 'n verskyning langs 'n Mexikaanse Aztec
Soos iemand gespot oor die Huff post, “Die politiek van sokker, dit blyk, is baie meer as verenigende die politiek van die politiek.”
Klinsmann kan huil of op te tree met onverskilligheid, maar hy is pretty much alleen op hierdie een. Die verlies vir die VSA was een wat Mexiko sal onthou. Dit was nie net 'n oorwinning vir die spelers, maar vir die kultuur, kameraadskap en 'n gemeenskaplike goeie (hoewel, kortstondige en verby soos die gas van soveel bone) van 'n nasie wat al te dikwels is verdwaal in die donker onderbuik geskep deur gesê Captain America.