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US Dumps Mexico in Raucous Win, Heads to World Cup

Yet another victory in Columbus buys ticket to Brazil

(Newser) - The US is going to its seventh straight World Cup after beating archrivals Mexico 2-0 in Columbus, Ohio—the same venue where the Americans won 2-0 in World Cup qualifiers in 2001, 2005, and 2009. Chants from the raucous capacity crowd included "Dos a cero," "This is... More »

Mexico Bans Soccer Stars for Bringing Women to Hotel

Players suspended for 6 months, fined $4K

(Newser) - Proving once again that professional male athletes and the fair sex do not mix—yet always do anyway—eight Mexican soccer players have been benched for the Copa Americana tournament for the sin of bringing women to their team hotel, CNN reports. The men, who were caught with the women... More »

Mexican Soccer Player Uses Swine Flu to Taunt Foes

(Newser) - A Mexican soccer player apologized today for swine-flu-themed antics intended to put an opposing player off his game, the AP reports. Hector Reynoso, of Guadalajara club Chivas, coughed and spat at a member of a Chilean team during a high-profile Latin American tournament game. “I’ve cooled off now,... More »

Soccer Offers an Escape in Bloody Juárez

Mexicans fill stadium seats despite threats, drug cartel violence

(Newser) - Even as the drug war claimed nine more lives in Ciudad Juárez last weekend, Mexicans filled the local soccer stadium to cheer on their team, the Indios. It’s perhaps the remaining safe bastion in the ravaged town. In May, when the Indios clinched promotion to the Mexican League’... More »

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