Mexico’s ugly draw streak is officially over thanks to a 1-0 victory over Jamaica. The previous meeting between the two teams resulted in a 0-0 draw in Estadio Azteca.
Mexico knew three points were crucial, if not mandatory. Being a heavy favorite at the end of the third round of CONCACAF WCQ, the lack of victories was becoming an ugly trend for El Tri fans.
The first half of the game was virtually a repeat of the match earlier this year. Very few chances were created and Mexico actually looked very lazy. It was very frustrating to see, because the game against Nigeria looked to be a breathe of fresh air, as Mexico played with fluidity and poise (even with 10 men).
Yet, thanks to a great goal from Aldo de Nigris, Mexico took a 1-0 lead in the second half. To add, Corona was an absolute force in the net for El Tri, making several clutch stops.
Mexico would find themselves with more possession and oportunities to score, but Donovan Ricketts was a minor savior for Jamaica. A few of his saves were the difference from Jamaica staying in the match or going down 2-0, maybe 3-0.
After 90, Mexico finally was able to celebrate their first victory of 2013. Hopefully the first of many.
Up next is a very difficult road game against Panama on Friday June 7th. The match will begin at 10:00 P.M. ET.
Mexico currently is atop the CONCACAF with six points, but needs to make sure they stay levelheaded to keep it as such.