A game dominated by El Tri as the US increasingly doubled down in their half after Charlie Davis superb finish of a Donovan through pass in the 9 minute. The lead was short lived as Ismael Castro equalized about 10 minutes later belting a ball from about 30 yards away.
Blanco was the pick of the players controlling the midfield. Once he was subbed in the second half Dos Santos came into his own. The pace of the match was dictated entirely by the Mexicans as fatigue took its toll. In the 82nd minute Juarez beat Donovan down the right, DeMerit tackled the ball but it fell straight to Sabah who finished of the chance.
The US continued its futility at the Estadio Azteca and now the all time record stands at 0-19-1.
Once again the US was found wanting in possession. I have said this, the US does a superb job of converting goals with the opportunities it gets but it has difficulties in retaining the ball. That might work against lesser teams but with the tougher opposition that is almost always playing with fire.
Oguchi Onyewu, Jay DeMerit and Carlos Bocanegra were booked and Onyewu will miss the next match against El Salvador on September 5th.