US earns historic draw against Mexico - NBC Sports

US earns historic draw against Mexico
U.S. defender Matt Besler (R) was given a red card in the 20th minute.
March 27, 2013, 12:03 am

The United States earned an historic result on Tuesday night at Estadio Azteca, playing Mexico to a scoreless draw.

It was the first U.S. draw on Mexican soil in World Cup qualifying since Nov. 2, 1997, and the Americans' second point ever under the same conditions.

Brad Guzan earned the clean sheet for the Americans, playing behind a makeshift back line. He stopped both shots he faced, as Mexico controlled the run of play for much of the match. Mexico had 18 attempts on the American net, while the U.S. generated only one chance on the Mexico goal, a miss.

DaMarcus Beasley, Matt Besler and Brad Davis all earned yellow cards for the United States.

The teams will play again on Sept. 10, at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.


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