The men’s Mexican National team is the defending men’s soccer champion on this level. They won the Gold Medal in 2012 in London and as has been the tradition, they opened up the competition against Germany, the current FIFA World Cup champions in the 2016 Rio Olympics opener.
The two battled to a worthy draw in their group opener. In the 74th minute, MLS winger, Erick “Cubo” Torres, from the Houston Dynamo made his Olympic debut nearly assisting on a goal that woukd have clinched matters.
But Germany rallied for the second time showing it’s traditional grit in equalizing four minutes after Torres arrival. Mexico are currently enjoying an eight game unbeaten run at the Olympics.
With the Olympics in Rio, Brazil this year, soccer will be one of the showcase events in this futbol-mad nation. Germany takes their single point into their next match against South Korea, who routed Fiji 8-0 in their opener. Mexico, also a point in the red, plays minnow Fiji.