In the 79th minute Brek Shea squirting free down the left nutmegs his way through and then crosses the ball to Terrence Boyd whose back heel is swept into goal by Michael Orozco Fiscal. In a bit of comeuppance Orozco plays for San Luis in the Mexican Primera.
The goal came after Mexico dominated the proceedings and had the better chances.
This was the 25th meeting in Mexico and before this the USA's record was a dismal 0-23-1. Tim Howard was the other hero coming up with some spectacular saves to deny Mexico.
Juergen Klinsmann could not have been happier:
" I think it's huge. It's huge for I think all American fans, it's huge for the team, and it's historic."