The Mexico soccer team defeated the United States with a score 2-1 in the 2010 World Cup Qualifier at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on Wednesday afternoon.

Miguel Sabah, a substitute scored in the 82nd minute, lifting Mexico to a 2-1 victory over the United States.

The victory lifted Mexico into the third automatic qualifying place in the North, Central America and Caribbean region, with nine points from six games.

That strengthened Mexico's chances of reaching next year's World Cup in South Africa.