RAFA MARQUEZ Wins It At The Death For Mexico

37-year-old Rafa Marquez, yes, Rafa Marquez, defeats the United States in Columbus.

Rafa Marquez, in his 13th appearance against the United States, Rafa Marquez, the scorn of American soccer dating back to to his mid-air head butt on Cobi Jones at the 2002 World Cup, Rafa Marquez, the captain on his international swan song, Rafa Marquez. That's all you need to know: Rafa Marquez.

It was surreal, it was historic and it just had to be. From an American prospective, it was a sucker punch that was landed at the death. For Mexico, it was the end of a streak that’d simply gone on for too long. Juan Carlos Osorio was vindicated, but the questions have only just begun for Jurgen Klinsmann.

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