U.S. Soccer History Was Made In Mexico Last Night
FC Dallas ventured to Mexico City last night for a CCL match against UNAM and did what countless other squads had failed to do: outscore a Mexican team on their own soil.
A second-half strike from Marvin Chavez would turn out to be the deciding goal in Dallas' 1-0 victory over the reigning Mexican Primera champs and current division leaders -- though critics may point out UNAM manager played a lineup heavy with reserves and junior players in the CONCACAF Champions League match. Chavez' goal, via GALA:
And here's how the match ended.
Jeremiah Oshan at SBNation argues despite UNAM's second-line lineup this win should be celebrated by American soccer fans, and we agree. The U.S.-Mexico soccer rivalry is one of the most bitter in the world, and undoubtedly none of the players representing Pumas wanted to be the first to concede victory to an American XI. Be it the national team or future MLS squads playing in Mexico, never again will the word "never" be associated with American soccer on Mexican soil.
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