This Thursday will be another edition of the Mexican National Soccer Team vs USMNT rivalry, and one question remains in the air: which team has won this duel the most times?
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The answer is below, along with other surprising facts that this rivalry has left over the years, and has transcended generations.
Which team has won the Mexican National Soccer Team vs. USMNT duel the most times?
The answer seems simple at first glance: of the 73 matches the two teams have played, Mexico leads the series against the USMNT with 36 wins, 22 losses, and 15 ties, scoring 144 goals and conceding just 86.
But it is important to note that these statistics pertain to all the competitions in which the two teams have met, including friendly matches, so it is important to review the statistics in the World Cup Qualifiers.
Which team has won the Mexican National Soccer Team vs USMNT duel more times in World Cup Qualifiers?
This is where the data gets more interesting, because although Mexico’s historical dominance continues to exist, in recent years the story has gradually changed.
In the historical record, in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers, the Mexican national soccer team has a record of 12 wins, 3 draws, and 0 losses against the USMNT, playing at home with 41 goals scored and 8 conceded.
But it is in recent years where the numbers have begun to make a difference in favor of the Stars and Stripes, especially in their recent encounters at the famous Azteca Stadium.
In the last two matches in the qualifiers played at the Azteca Stadium the Stars and Stripes have achieved positive results with a 0-0 draw in 2013 and 1-1 in 2017.
There was also a 1-0 win for the USMNT in August 2012 in a friendly match, meaning Gregg Berhalter‘s team has an undefeated record of 3 matches prior to this Thursday’s match on March 24.
In fact, the last time Mexico beat the Stars and Stripes was in August 2009 in World Cup qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
In that match, El Tri recovered from an early 1-0 deficit to defeat the United States, 2-1, with goals from Israel Castro and Miguel Sabah.
With this data in mind, it should be remembered that the Mexican national soccer team and the USMNT are tied for third place in the qualifying round with 21 points.
The only thing that separates these two teams is the number of goals scored and goals conceded, where Christian Pulisic‘s team has been better than Hirving Lozano‘s team.
Will Thursday’s match be a milestone in the rivalry between these two teams? We’ll know when the ball starts rolling.
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