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Column: Americans get away with one

Updated: March 27, 2013, 4:24 AM ET
Associated Press

(Eds: With AP Photos.)

By JIM LITKE

AP Sports Columnist

The Americans got away with one. There's no denying that.

Mexico, playing at home, was the better team. They possessed the ball more, created more scoring chances (17 shots to 1) and corner kicks (15-2) and rarely stopped surging, even after one questionable call went against them early, bookended by an undeniably bad call late.

Facing a young and inexperienced U.S. defense, they effectively turned the last five ...

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