Dos a dos

The traditional cheer for U.S. soccer fans against Mexico is "dos a zero", the score by which we knocked them out of the World Cup in 2002. The U.S. played Mexico last night in Houston in a "friendly" that saw U.S. keeper Tim Howard put Mexican forward Antonio Di Nigris in a headlock. The final score was a two-two tie, although Clint Dempsey scored a great goal that was wrongly disallowed that would have made it 3-1 USA. 18-year old Jozy Altidore scored on his first start for the US. Both Mexican goals were scored on freekicks from the same position, crosses to Johnny Magallon, beating Drew Moor. I think he's failed his national team test. After the game, an ESPN reporter interviewed Magllon in a mixture of Spanglish - that was pretty amusing as a non-Spanish speaker.

Here are the highlights.

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