MEXICO CITY – Team USA beat Mexico 1-0 in an international friendly men’s soccer match Wednesday at Estadio Azteca. The Americans’ record south of the border is now 1-23-1.
“I think it’s huge. It’s huge for all American fans and it’s huge for the team. It’s historic,” U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. “We were well aware we’ve never won here at Azteca, and this is an amazing experience for all the players. We told them before the game, ‘This moment is for you, go and grab it.’ We are aware that it was a lot of work and it was a fantastic team performance.”
Michael Orozco Fiscal scored his first international goal in the 80th minute for the U.S. and goalie Tim Howard saved three Mexican shots on goal, two in the game’s final minutes.
The USA returns to 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying when it faces Jamaica at 8:30 p.m. CT on Friday, Sept. 7, at National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. Four days later, the teams square off again at 7 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. That match will be broadcast live on ESPN2, ESPN3 and Univision.
(From U.S. Soccer news release)