Sunday, July 26, 2009

Aye Carramba...Mexico Blows Out US In Gold Cup Final

It was not a good day for US Soccer. Yeah, it was probably B team playing against B team, but they were straight up embarrassed by Mexico in the Gold Cup final, getting pasted 5-0 before about 80,000 people at Giants Stadium.

The game was scoreless at the half, but the floodgates opened in the second half. By the end the US was completely broken and the American defense was giving up goals at an alarming rate.

On the other hand, it's been a great week for Mexican futbol. Earlier in the week, Club America beat AC Milan in that exhibition Tri Wizard Tournament of Excellence, or whatever they are calling it, a nice win for the PDM. This followed up by Mexico not only winning on American soil for the first time in a long time, but winning the CONCACAF championship and doing it in blowout fashion means all the momentum it looked like the US had when it beat Spain and had the lead on Brazil in the finals of the Confederations Cup a month ago, has moved south of the border.

The next meeting between these archrivals is a World Cup qualifier in Mexico City on Aug. 12.

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