Posted 16 June 2002 - 09:18 AM
Posted 17 June 2002 - 04:57 AM
U.S. upsets Mexico in World Cup YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) _ Mexico had tradition and the crowd on its side, and for much of the match it had the ball. But the United States got the goals _ and a place in the World Cup quarterfinals, its best showing since 1930.
``Amazing,'' defender Pablo Mastroeni said after a 2-0 victory Monday put the Americans into the final eight. ``It's been a long drive coming in and this is the icing on the cake.''
Brian McBride scored in the 8th minute and Landon Donovan in the 65th. Although North American neighbor Mexico had possession for two-thirds of the game, goalkeeper Brad Friedel leaped and dived to block the Mexicans' six shots on goal.
Posted 17 June 2002 - 05:41 AM