The Facts of a Rivalry: USA vs. Mexico
Browse some of the hidden numbers that make USA-Mexico one of the fiercest rivalries in all of soccer. The two teams renew the series on Feb. 7, in Glendale, Ariz.
Feb. 3, 2007
The USA’s current seven game unbeaten streak at home against Mexico is not the longest in team history. From Oct. 3, 1976 to April 20, 1997, the United States went eight games without a loss against Mexico (4-0-4, 14 GF, 6 GA).
Mexico has not scored a goal in the United States in 663 minutes (which is a span of eight games and seven consecutive shutouts).
Since 1990, the U.S. is 10-7-7 in 24 games against Mexico, which includes a dominating 9-3-5 record in the United States (and a 1-0-1 record in neutral venues).
Bruce Arena lost his first two games against Mexico back in 1999, including a 1-0 overtime thriller in Mexico City in the semifinals of the FIFA Confederations Cup. The two previous U.S. coaches (Bora Milutinovic in 1991 and Steve Sampson in 1995) each won their first games against Mexico.
The USA won the first ever match between the two nations in 1934, a one-game World Cup qualifier in Italy to decide who would represent CONCACAF in the second World Cup. Mexico then won the next 10 matches in the series and went unbeaten in 24 games across 46 years.
all stats as of Feb. 6, 2007