Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Mexico gets confidence boost [VIDEO]
March 12th, 2009 7AM



[HEXAGONAL WARMUP] Mexico beat Bolivia, 5-1, in a friendly before a standing-room crowd of 18,296 at Colorado's Dick's Sporting Goods Park to break a three-game losing streak and win their second game after just one win their previous six games, providing a confidence boost ahead of their second final-round World Cup qualifying game.

Mexico, which opened the final round of Concacaf World Cup qualifying, the Hexagonal, with a 2-0 loss to the USA in Ohio on Feb. 11, faces Costa Rica March 28 in their next qualifier.

Mexico coach Sven-Goran Eriksson fielded a squad without his European-based players: Keeper Guillermo Ochoa, Oscar Rojas, Leobardo Lopez, Julio Cesar Dominguez, Fausto Pinto; Fernando Arce, Leandro Augusto, Gerrardo Torrado, Israel Martinez; Matias Vuoso, Omar Bravo.

Argentine native Vuoso opened the scoring in the 24th minute. Six minutes later, Bolivia's Juan Manuel Pena was sent off for a slicing down Vuoso from behind. Pena's foul set up a free kick from 25 yards out that Augusto rocketed Bolivia's goal.

Vuoso scored from close range to give Mexico a 3-0 lead in the 58th minute, sub Sergio Santana scored from the penalty spot in the 71st minute, and debutant Jose Maria Cardenas scored after a penalty area scramble in the 84th minute.

Didi Torrico scored Bolivia's lone goal in the 69th minute.

VIDEO highlights of Mexico-Bolivia

No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Livorno president Aldo Spinelli    
"I'm relaxed. At this time, the coach is not at risk." -- Livorno president Aldo Spinelli ...
U.S. Abroad: Fabian Johnson is on fire    
American midfielder Fabian Johnson is suddenly one of the hottest scorers in Germany. He scored two ...
What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann    
"Watching the MLS playoffs has been tremendously exciting. The games in the first round with the ...
Klinsmann: Nagbe is a 'great fit' for national team    
One of the standouts in the MLS playoffs has been Darlington Nagbe, who has helped the ...
What They're Saying: Didier Drogba    
"It's a different challenge [in MLS]. People think it's easy to play there. Believe me, it's ...
What They're Saying: Stocksbridge Park Steels chairman Allen Bethel    
"I can't believe what I've been seeing on Saturday nights. He's always on his own. Why ...
MLS: Sporting KC continues talks with five free agents    
Sporting Kansas City re-signed 12 of the 13 players it had options on -- all but ...
MLS: Orlando City declines option on Hall    
Stemming from the roster moves announced Wednesday, Orlando City SC may not look radically different in ...
MLS: Revs re-sign Kobayashi, send three to Portugal    
New England announced Wednesday it has renewed the options on 14 players, signed midfielder Daigo Kobayashi ...
Sacramento wants to show it's ready to roll    
While efforts by David Beckham's group to find land for a soccer stadium in Miami appear ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives