Carlos Vela added to his goal tally with Real Sociedad over the weekend. Watch the goal and read what the rest of the Mexicans Abroad were up to this weekend!
With a last minute goal from Erick ‘Cubo’ Torres against Panama, Mexico maintained their perfect record in the group stage of olympic qualifying.
Mexico will face Canada on Saturday in the semifinals of the CONCACAF tournament to determine who gets a ticket to the London 2012 Olympics.
It was a calm week for the Mexicans Abroad. They didn’t stand out with any goals, but they continued to add minutes to their stats.
Under a rainy facade, Mexico defeated Honduras during the 2012 Olympic qualification.
Alan Pulido opened Mexico’s lead in the 12th minute. Javier Aquino had initially sent in a poor shot, but Pulido managed to convert it into a low shot that rolled past Jose Mendoza for the 1-0.
Mexico had little to worry about for the next minutes.
In the 39th minutes, Mexico doubled their lead with a second goal from Pulido. The player took a shot from outside the box, and sent it past a flying Mendoza to double the tally.
Pulido achieved a hat trick a few moments after the kick-off for the second half. Aquino ran down the right and passed to Pulido in the center, who then pushed to the back of the net for the 3-0 lead.
Mexico: Sanchez; Jiménez, Mier, Reyes, Chavez; Herrera, Cabrera; Aquino, Ponce; Fabian, Pulido.
Honduras: Mendoza, Alvarado, Leveron, Colon, Crisanto, Peralta, Mejia, Martinez, Lopez, Hernandez, Quioto
Mexico’s next game is Tuesday, March 27th at 22:30 EST against Panama. This will be the last group game of the tournament, and if they remain in the lead they will face Group A’s second place. Who are their possible rivals? El Salvador, Canada, or the US.