Michael Orozco scored in the 80th minute to provide the lone score in the US Men’s victory over Mexico in an international friendly at Azteca on Wednesday night. The win was the first against Mexico in Mexico for the US Men.
Goalkeeper Tim Howard played well, as did subs Graham Zusi and DaMarcus Beasley. And it was the work of three other substitution players that culminated in the game winner when Brek Shea’s pass found Terence Boyd, who sent a back heel pass
A goal by Michael Orozco Fiscal enabled the United States to win its first game ever against Mexico in Mexico, 1-0, Wednesday night. Here are some quick observations of how it was d to Orozco for the goal.
The US held a 0-23-1 record in Mexico prior to Wednesday’s win, and since Azteca opened in 1966, Mexico had won 119 of 127 international games in their soccer mecca. Their last loss there was in 2007. Also notable is that the US played without the services of several players, including Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, and Landon Donovan, who only played the first half due to a minor hamstring injury.