Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Goals, Goals, Goals

The U.S. team just got back from watching part of the Mexico-Jamaica game. The highlight? The awesome crowd. There had to be at least 14,000 fans packed into Estadio Olimpic Benito Juarez and they were rockin' in their support for the home team. The lowlight? Jamaica letting in some soft goals after an ok first 15 minutes. The poor Jamaican goalkeeper made a series of solid and brave saves on crosses before misjudging a few crosses. The U.S. team left at halftime with Mexico leading, 5-0, much to delight of the home crowd. To quote an old Mexican gentleman overwhelmed by his team's success, to the U.S. team: "You are going to have your hands full with Mexico!" He could be right, as Mexico certainly looked sharp, especially bolstered by the home crowd. In the first match, Canada had little trouble with Trinidad & Tobago, winning 6-0. And no, Christine Sinclair didn't get five of them. Canada spread it around as six different players scored.

1 comment:

Ruth said...

Great updates from Mexico. We wish there was tv coverage! My girls loved watching the WNT practice on Saturday in Carson, Ca. They're bigger fans than ever. Go Abby!!!
Luv, Lauren & Kelly