SANDY, Utah -- Mexico will have a chance to defend its Olympic gold medal in men's soccer.
Erick Torres and Hirving Lozano scored to lead El Tri over Canada 2-0 on Saturday night for a berth in next year's Olympics at Rio de Janeiro.
"What this team obtained is not minor," Mexico coach Raul Gutierrez said. "Qualifying for the Olympic Games, for many people, could be something very simple, but it's complicated. We're proud of having obtained that."
Torres, a midfielder with Major League Soccer's Houston...
SANDY, Utah -- The United States is in danger of missing its second straight men's Olympic soccer tournament.
Alberth Elis scored in the 24th and 77th minutes, and Honduras beat the U.S. 2-0 on Saturday to qualify for next year's Rio de Janeiro Games.
To reach the Olympics for the first time since 2008, the Americans must Canada on Tuesday in the third-place game of CONCACAF qualifying, then defeat Colombia in a one-game playoff, to be played in Rio in March.
"We have to win," midfielder Wil Trapp...
If the United States is to participate in men's Olympic soccer for the first time in eight years next summer, they'll have to qualify for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro the hard way.
On Saturday, the U.S. U-23 national team missed a golden chance to punch its ticket to Brazil, losing 2-0 to Honduras in Sandy, Utah in the CONCACAF semifinals.
The U.S. will now meet the loser of Saturday's other semifinal between Canada and Mexico. If they win that match, they'll face a one-match playoff against...
After playing with an extra player for much of the game, Mexico's under-23 national team achieved a minimalist 2-1 win vs. a Honduras team that fought until the very end. With three wins in the bag, El Tri flies to Sandy, Utah, to win a place in next year's Olympics, but first it will have to defeat Canada's U-23 team, commanded by Spanish head coach Benito Floro.
Here are three takeaways from Mexico's 2-1 win over Los Catrachos:
1. El Tri yet to give a convincing performance
After going nine...