Sunday, April 6, 2008

Big Win


Truly one of the most unique games in U.S. WNT history today. Yes, there were some fans cheering for the USA today, but they had no chance to be heard against the 22,000 festive Mexican who knew their team was a big underdog, but were going to do whatever they could do spur their team to victory. The U.S. players were booed when they came out on the field before the game, booed when they scored, booed when they went into the locker room at halftime, but showing that it was a good-natured and savvy crowd, cheered at the final whistle. Of course, the fans were mostly cheering for a great effort from Mexico, but after the game the amount of Mexican fans yelling for the U.S. players and wanting autographs and pictures near the bus showed that while the Mexicans love their team, but they also love good soccer. In the end, an excellent result for the U.S. team under some adverse conditions (big crowd, loud fans, heat, qualifying match), in one of the biggest games in Mexican women's soccer history. Although, it won't be as big as Mexico's clash with Canada next Wednesday for a berth in the Olympics. We thought the crowd was loud today? Mexico's Wednesday game kicks off under the lights at 7:30 p.m. MT. Most importantly on the day, the USA moved one game closer to qualifying for the 2008 Olympics. All that stands in the way is Costa Rica, who played well in today's 1-0 loss to Canada. Right now, the players are resting and re-hydrating after an exhausting match, but they have almost three days until the next game.

5 comments:

Impedient said...

Great win once again! Looks like it was definitely a tight match between both sides but great that we won in the first half!

Keep up the good work, am rooting for the team all the way to the Olympics!

R said...

Is there any way to view full US WNT matches on either hard copy (DVD, etc.) or perhaps a streaming media service on the internet whether free or pay-per-view/subscription that are not televised? These little clips available off the main ussoccer.com site are nice but hardly enough to whet one's appetite.

Emily(LOVES US SOCCER) said...

GO USA! way to kick butt out there!

flowers said...

Whoo! Im gonna go watch you play Costa Rica!

PsybrDoc said...

It was GREAT to be there! WNT, even if you couldn't hear the few of us fans, I promise we were there screaming our heads off (and not making many friends).

What a match, thanks WNT!!!