March 31, 2014 COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (3)
Howard, Orozco lift USA to its first win in Mexico, 1-0
The United States broke a 75-year winless streak against its biggest rivals on Wednesday night. Second-half substitute Michael Orozco scored in the 80th minute and goalkeeper Tim Howard made two late saves to make sure the lead stood up to boost the Americans to their first international victory ever in Mexico, recording a 1-0 triumph over the Mexicans at Azteca Stadium on Aug. 15, 2012.
March 31, 2014 A NO GO
Puebla refuses to release Beasley, Orozco for international
Well, it seems gamesmanship is also played on the international by club teams as well. Puebla of Liga MX has refused the request to release U.S. international defenders DaMarcus Beasley and Michael Orozco for the match between the USA and Mexico in Glendale, Ariz. on Wednesday.
March 27, 2014 COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (7)
2008: A Mexican standoff -- 2-2 tie
Red Bulls forward Jozy Altidore scored a goal in his first start for the United States and defender Oguchi Onyewu added a rare score, but those markers weren’t enough to win for the U.S. in a 2-2 tie against Mexico at Reliant Stadium Wednesday night, Feb. 6, 2008.
March 23, 2014 COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (12)
2001: Botched offside try, a loss at Azteca
In the unforgiving world of World Cup qualifying, one bad decision can mean the smallest difference between life and death. The United States learned that the hard way on July 1 in its lifeless 1-0 loss to Mexico, which gave its archrivals a much-needed lease on life on July 1, 2001.
March 21, 2014 COUNTDOWN TO MEXICO (13)
2001: U.S. freezes out Mexico in WCQ
A half hour into the match with Mexico, the U.S. was living its worst World Cup nightmare. The Americans already had lost their most dangerous scoring threat, Brian McBride to a swollen eye, and their best playmaker, Claudio Reyna, was hobbling around with a strained groin muscle.