I love the rivalry between the United States and Mexico.
When the teams met in the first soccer match at Reliant Stadium in 2003, it was a significant moment for Houston.
The game helped show many what we already knew. That soccer is significant in our city, a city that is a gateway to Mexico and South America. A city that is one of the great soccer cities in the United States and thriving home to the Dynamo of MLS.
That game was billed as “La Revancha en la Cancha” for Mexico, a time to avenge a 2-0 defeat at the World Cup in 2002. That defeat in the round of 16 in South Korea haunts players and fans of Mexico.
It is one of many games that have helped to build this rivalry. A rivalry that brings out the best and worst in both teams, but that on the whole is great for both sides. Familiarity has bred contempt.
Fans of Mexico might believe it is a birthright to defeat the United States in soccer.
Mexico dominated the United States on the field for…..
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