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U.S. Still Can’t Solve Azteca in Qualifying Loss

Will Weissert, AP, Mar. 28

MEXICO CITY — Mexico topped the United States 2-1 and the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying group on Sunday, and upheld its 71-year unbeaten record at home against the Americans.


The crowd booed the U.S. national anthem and a spattering of fans chanted “Osama! Osama!” before play started, and shortly after Lewis’ goal.


The deafening and rabidly nationalistic celebrations in 100,000-seat Azteca Stadium, at near capacity, didn’t stop when Lavolpe was expelled for arguing in the 41st minute. He received a standing ovation from many while being escorted off the field.


About 100 people gathered for a peaceful celebration near Mexico City’s Angel of Independence monument following the game. A few tried to burn a small American flag but ended up trampling on it.


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(Posted on March 28, 2005)

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