“Their City. Their Stadium. Our Victory.” - USA 1-0 Mexico.
It’s one of the best rivalries in all of sports, so needless to say there is no such thing as a friendly match when the United States take on Mexico. However, there was just one element missing from the US-Mexico rivalry: a US win in Mexico. That’s right, it’s been 75 years and the US had never won a match in Mexico. Their record? 0-23-1.
Well, after last night in the legendary Azteca stadium it’s 1-23-1, and the barrier of prestige Mexico fans held over the heads of American fans has been breached. Chicharito was silenced. Jurgen Klinsmann was vindicated. And a Mexican-American from California, Michael Orozco Fiscal, was the unlikely hero as he kissed the US badge in ecstasy. Despite Mexico’s recent (and amazing) accomplishments, a new chapter to this rivalry has been written. [Graphic by Live Breathe Futbol. GIF via. Posted by EB]
The Mexican football players joke-tossing their bouquets over their shoulders like a bride when they received gold at Wembley.
México wins its first gold medal in Olympic men’s soccer.
The Mexico NT celebrate their gold medal win [Photo Credit: Getty]
Gold on gold on gold? - @sydneyleroux
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: Oribe Peralta of Mexico is mobbed by team-mates after scoring the second goal during the Men’s Football Final between Brazil and Mexico on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wembley Stadium on August 11, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
MY TWO COUNTRIES WON A GOLD MEDAL IN SOCCER! Such a good week!!! :’D So proud of my babies! <3
The place that gave me birth, and the place that I call home. Very proud of these two teams. Honored.