(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 minutes of Tuesday's World Cup qualifier at Azteca Stadium into target practice. For once, it wasn't enough.
''You're never going to come to a place like Azteca and go out and have it nice and easy,'' U.S. goalkeeper Brad Guzan said after the 0-0 draw. ''So we knew at some point, it was going to come, the pressure was going to come, and we were able to deal with it.''
As a result, the man who wound up on the hot seat at the end was not the one some people expected goin...