Yesterday, the day it changed for US Soccer. February 28, 2001.
The US beckoning then lone regional bigwig Mexico to the arctic lair…of Columbus for a critical 2002 qualifier.
We all know the result: 2-0 United States. The win? The first in qualifying against Mexico since 1980 at the time.
A nostalgic game:
Handbags galore, McBride’s shiner paving the way for Josh Wolff’s stardom–big goal on the day, turn-and-burn to create the 2nd shot and deposit from Ernie Stewart, Rafa Marquez kicking off his career of villianhood against the States, Chris Armas quietly showing why he is the best US player never to play in a World Cup, Brad Friedel being as big as…well…Brad Friedel.
Okay, you continue….