Daily Distraction: Relive the USMNT's 'Dos a Cero' victory over Mexico

The U.S. men's national soccer team delivers on the pitch, and U.S. Soccer's multimedia team delivers with a goosebump-inducing recap video

Joel Oliphint
Columbus Alive
The U.S. men's national soccer team celebrates its victory over Mexico.

There wasn't much to celebrate after the U.S. men's national soccer team played Jamaica to a lackluster draw on Tuesday night, so instead, let's look back to last Friday, when the USMNT defeated arch rival Mexico 2-0 — a "Dos a Cero" score line that has become a recurring rallying cry for U.S. soccer fans in recent years.

For Columbus supporters, the fact that Cincinnati hosted the World Cup qualifier against Mexico was a bitter pill to swallow, even if the USMNT game against Costa Rica at Lower.com Field was a fun one. Columbus, the so-called "spiritual home" of U.S. soccer, has hosted some legendary matches against Mexico at Historic Crew Stadium, and the Crew ownership undoubtedly wanted to see that happen again at the team's brand new stadium.

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Still, Cincinnati gripes aside, the recent victory over Mexico was one for the ages, and it marks the third time this year that a young USMNT defeated Mexico, a win streak that hasn't happened since 1937. (Needless to say, Mexico coach Gerardo "Tata" Martino is under intense scrutiny after the string of losses.)

If you want to relive the match, or if you're just curious about what all the Dos a Cero hype is about — or if you're genuinely not convinced that soccer can be an exciting sport — check out this recap video from U.S. Soccer, which provides a sense of the diehard fandom of the American Outlaws supporter group; the pre-game nerves; the in-game fireworks from Timothy Weah, Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie; and all the post-game celebrations. Dos. A. Cero.