Mexico Defeats U.S. 2 to 1 in World Cup Qualifying Game
Mexico came to Columbus to make history and a statement Friday. And it accomplished both, rallying for a 2-1 victory over the U.S. in a World Cup qualifier. The win was Mexico’s first in five games in cozy — and chilly — Mapfre Stadium, a bandbox the U.S. has dubbed a fortress after going unbeaten in 10 games here. But it was a fortress Mexico finally breached behind a first-half goal from Miguel Layun and a header from captain Rafa Marquez with a minute left in regulation time.