U.S.-Mexico soccer game proves, again, there's no place like home

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

I had finally stopped tingling when I woke up this morning, but when I went back and watched those highlights it kicked in again. Holding in my enthusiasm while seated in the press box, where reporters are expected to be impartial and respectable, proved especially difficult on a night likeTuesday, with so much past and future history in the balance. There was a tradition to be upheld: When the United States hosts Mexico at Crew Stadium as it has in each of the final World Cup qualifying rounds since 2001, the U.S. comes away with a 2-0 win every time. And there was opportunity to be seized: With a win and some help from Honduras in the night's other match, a seventh straight trip to the World Cup could be clinched.