Thursday, February 12, 2009

U.S. Win Sheds Light on More Than Dominance Over Mexico

For many American, Mexican and worldwide observers, the United States’ 2-0 victory over Mexico in Columbus on Wednesday (Ring a bell?) symbolizes the official shift in power of the region’s best team from Mexico to the U.S.

The win means that the United States Men’s National Team is now 9-0-2 at home against Mexico since 2000, with many of the results being by the familiar score of 2-0, or “Dos a cero,” as some U.S. fans tauntingly chant. It also means that Mexico has all but given up its right to claim supremacy in the CONCACAF region.