U.S. outclasses Mexico in U-23 win 

March, 1, 2012

The national team's historic first win against Italy probably wasn't even U.S. soccer's most impressive result of the day.

At FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, Texas -- about 7,000 miles west of Genoa, where the senior squad topped the Azzurri 1-0 Wednesday afternoon -- the U.S. under-23 team that will attempt to qualify for the summer Olympics next month spent 90 minutes thoroughly dominating their rivals from Mexico, riding first half goals from Juan Agudelo and Mix Diskerud to a comprehensive 2-0 victory.

Luke Cyphers is a former senior writer for ESPN The Magazine.
Doug McIntyre is a staff writer for ESPN The Magazine. He has covered American and international soccer since 2002.