Posted on August 11, 2012
By Michael Lewis
LONDON — No matter what Mexican National Team is playing these days, El Tri seems to be in the winner’s circle or very close to it.
In fact, Mexico soccer has enjoyed an astounding 413 days of winning championship after championship, with a third-place medal throw in as well.
Here’s a quick look at their success:
* June 25, 2011 — Mexico showed the United States and the rest of the confederation, for that matter, who’s the boss, by overcoming a two-goal deficit and register a resounding 4-2 triumph over the Americans on U.S. soil, but in a Mexican environment, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
* July 11, 2011 — El Tri’s Under-17 team did the senior side one better by winning its age group at the FIFA U-17 World Cup with a 2-0 win over Uruguay at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City.
* Aug. 2, 2011 — The Mexicans fell a little short of their younger version’s accomplishment by defeating France, 3-1, to finish in third
place at the U-20 world championship in Bogota, Colombia.
* Oct. 28, their U-23 side showed its class by capturing the Pan-American Games gold medal with a 1-0 victory over Argentina in Guadalajara, Mexico.
* Aug. 11, 2012 — Oribe Peralta scores twice — once in each half to lift Mexico to its first Olympic gold medal in a 2-1 win over favored Brazil at Wembley Stadium.
Categories: Mexico, North America, Olympic Qualifying