Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - The United States piled more misery on Mexico
on Tuesday with a 2-0 triumph over El Tri at Crew Stadium in CONCACAF World
Eddie Johnson broke a scoreless deadlock in the 49th minute with a header
before Landon Donovan doubled the advantage in the 78th from close range to
put the Americans on the verge of clinching a place in the World Cup next
Tim Howard made a pair of key saves in the first half to keep the match
scoreless before Johnson headed home a Donovan corner early in the second
Mix Diskerud came off the bench to set up Donovan's goal 12 minutes from time
to seal the win, while Clint Dempsey missed a penalty kick in the dying
seconds which could have stretched the lead even further.
The result extends the Americans' unbeaten streak at home in World Cup
qualifiers to 26 games, while Mexico has lost two straight in qualification
and sits in fourth place.
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