On Tuesday night the United States men’s national soccer team had a chance to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in a game against Mexico. USA has been streaking, winning 12 of their last 13 games, while Mexico has only won one game in world cup qualifying so far. In order to qualify, USA would need a win, as well as a little help from the Honduras game.
The game against Mexico was held in Columbus, Ohio, where USA has beaten Mexico four straight times, each with a score of 2-0. With the history of 2-0 finishes against Mexico in Columbus, these games have become known as “Dos a Cero” games.
The first half of the game was uneventful. The game’s opening goal was scored in the 49th minute by Eddie Johnson. In the 78th minute, USA scored the second goal of game from Landon Donovan on an assist from Mix Diskerud. The game ended 2-0 making it five straight wins against Mexico in Columbus, Ohio.
With the win against Mexico and a Honduras tie against Panama, the United States successfully qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Costa Rica also qualified for the world cup on Tuesday night. The USA is currently in first place in their group, but qualifying is not over yet. They still need to win a couple of games to ensure that they win the group stage. Mexico on the other hand is struggling to keep their world cup hopes alive. They are currently in 4th place in the group. If they stay in 4th place, they will have to play New Zealand in a playoff game to qualify. The future is bright for the United States, while Mexico is struggling to find success.