Thursday, January 26, 2006

Poor showing by Mexico, but they still beat Norway

El Tri had a rough time of it last night, but they still found a way to beat Norway. If any Group D teams were watching, they saw a big way to shut the team down. Norway's physical style of play force Mexico to play long balls over the top. Mexico is not so great at such things. This helped Norway take an early lead and almost allowed them to get a couple more goals in the second half. However, Mexico was strong (and lucky) enough to withstand the second half attack by Norway and find a second late goal (87th minute).

The mood for Mexico was a little down after the game. It should not have been that hard for them. Even the return of star forward Cuauhtemoc Blanco (who looked very good in the first half) didn't seem to brighten the night. Still, a win is a win.

The US men will get their chance at Norway on Sunday. It will be interesting to see how the red, white and blue do in comparison.



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