The Heated Soccer Rivalry Between the U.S. and Mexico

Prior to 1990 the U.S. beat Mexico exactly once in international soccer. But with the hosting of the World Cup in 1994 and the launch of MLS in 1996 the Americans became competitive, much to the chagrin of their soccer-mad neighbors to the south. ESPNFC gathers some choice anecdotes about the games in which the tides turned (and tempers flared).

U.S.-Mexico oral history as told by the players who created it, 11.7.16