A dozen years ago today, the U.S. Men’s National Team faced Mexico in a World Cup Qualifier in Columbus that started the trend of American victories over Mexico at Crew Stadium.
It was dubbed ‘La Guerra Fria’, the Cold War, for the freezing conditions that day and the U.S. posted an important qualifying victory that not only helped the Americans eventually qualify for the 2002 world Cup, it also set the tone for a stretch of dominance by the Americans in their series with their arch rival. It was also the first of what is now three straight U.S. qualifying victories over Mexico in Columbus.
U.S. Soccer is celebrating its centennial in 2013, and honoring 100 Moments in American soccer history. Here is a look at one of those 100, that memorable day in 2001: