I can't imagine a better place to experience being a US Soccer fan then spending a night in Azteca for a USA vs. Mexico World Cup Qualifier. Throwing in a tie for a result just makes the experience that much more enjoyable.4 years ago to cover the USA fans in Mexico and this time a record number of around 500 USA fans were expected to make the trip. As they waited for buses to take them to the game the USA and Mexico fans engaged in a little friendly exchange.
A Fox Sports Mexico reporter came on the bus to interview some USA fans...
When the bus parked it was surrounded by a police security detail to protect the USA fans entering the stadium.
Finally the authorities decided to have our bus enter the stadium. So, with one last drink to finish off the tequila, the fans were off.
And the USA fans were also able to say hello to the Mexican fans as well.
Once inside Azteca, the USA fans were place well up in the corner section.
Just in case the police put double lines between the Mexican and USA fans so nothing bad happened.
And it was an impressively large section of USA fans. Ready to sing for a full 90 minutes.
While some of the younger USA fans looked nervous...
...but the USA fans kept cheering...
...and when the final whistle blew it was pandemonium for the USA fans in attendance.
Although most of the items thrown were just beer, one unlucky USA fan (far left) was hit with something much heavier causing him to bleed on the forehead.
The Mexican police made sure to get the USA fans out of the stadium as quickly as possible.
And the celebration continued all the way back to the buses...
...and on the buses.
...and shots of tequila were the perfect way to celebrate the moment. A draw, and a result in Mexico, never tasted so sweet.
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