Yanks Tie Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States men's soccer team is unbeaten in its last four World Cup qualifying matches after picking up a rare point in Mexico.
Michael Bradley scored a stunning early goal from about 40 yards before the U.S. held on for a 1-1 tie in Mexico City. Bradley put the U.S. ahead in the sixth minute when he deflected a poor backpass by Mexican star Javier Hernandez and created his own breakaway.
The Mexicans tied it on Carlos Vela's 23-yard shot in the 23rd minute.
It was just the third point earned by the Americans at Azteca Stadium.
The U.S. is now 2-2-2 in the final round of Cup qualifying.
Mexico leads the final round of the North and Central American and Caribbean region with 14 points, followed by Costa Rica (eight), which is ahead of the U.S. on goal difference. Panama, Honduras and Trinidad and Tobago trail. The top three advance to next year's World Cup in Russia, and the fourth-place team faces Asia's No. 5 nation in a playoff.