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US 0-5 Mexico: Breaking Down the Debacle

The US Men’s National Team suffered its worst loss since 1979 and it’s worst competitive loss since 1957 in a shocking Gold Cup Final. Sure this was a US”B” team or worse, but this is not exactly the Mexican team we will see at Azteca either.

Here are some good postmatch reads

SOUCIE ON SOCCER: CONCACAF OFFICIATING BIAS NEEDS TO STOP

THE THIRD HALF: USA 0-5 MEX 45 MINUTES OF HELL

JAMIE TRECKER

MATCH FIT USA

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER TALK USA 0-5 MEXICO: EL TRI TRIUMPHS AFTER POOR TOURNAMENT

AP STORY

BERKLEY SPORTS BLOG

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  1. Roger
    July 27, 2009 at 8:39 pm | #1

    I had a chance to see Mexico play in the round in Phx. I watched a lot of their games as well. They are fast (duh!), attack hard (clearly), and frankly outplayed everyone once the knockout round began. They are a GOOD team and Vela made them look all the better. This was a “A-” team, not a “B+” one.

    The only solace that I can take from this is that it is our C team at best, but it also makes me wonder why (still) we didn’t have some US regulars in this tourney or some subs from the A team at least (Adu, Torres, etc)?

    This was Bradley scouting for more members, sure…but as a fan, it hurt from the beginning of the knockout round. I was happy to see us win some games and to watch (what fan wouldn’t?), but it was disrespectful to us fans, I think, to go into tourney without the A team (or at least a B+). It was disrespectful to field a team that could not win this.

    Last, we are trying to show the country that this sport matters. we are trying to build a following. I don’t care about scouting. Until we have that following we need to demonstrate that we are in it to win…and all the time. We don’t have the luxury of other countries which do not have to prove day in, day out, that this sport matters. The only way to prove it is to put our best foot forward each tourney, each chance, each game. The men on the field tried, Bradley and US Soccer did not.

  2. August 13, 2009 at 10:00 pm | #2

    El Tri continues to play well.

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