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The night the USA won in Mexico City ...
by Paul Kennedy, August 12th, 2009 7AM



[TRIVIA] The United States did beat Mexico once in Mexico City. A sell-out crowd of 41,000 was on hand. Mexico went ahead on a penalty kick 10 minutes into the second half, but the Americans rallied to win, 2-1, on a pair of late goals, prompting the local fans to pelt the Mexican players with debris. What was the year? What the competition? Who was the future U.S. star who committed the foul that led to the Mexico penalty? Who were the college teammates who scored the two U.S. goals? Who was the U.S. keeper who is still active today?

In 1992, Mexico hosted the USA at the Estadio Azulgrana (current home of Cruz Azul) in the opening game of the final round of Concacaf qualifying for the Barcelona Olympics.

Alexi Lalas tripped Manuel Vidrio in the penalty area for the penalty converted by Pedro Pineda.

UCLA teammates Chris Henderson and Mike Lapper responded to give the USA the win. Another Bruin, Brad Friedel, had an outstanding game in goal.

Factors that helped the Yanks: pre-game rains had cleared smog and cooled temperatures.

U.S. lineup -- Friedel, Rast, Lalas, Lapper, Imler, Burns, Henderson, Reyna, Jones (Allnutt), Washington, Snow. Coach: Lothar Osiander.

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