Guyana vs. Mexico: El Tri's Dominance Has Them Primed for World Cup Run

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Guyana vs. Mexico: El Tri's Dominance Has Them Primed for World Cup Run
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The Mexican national team beat up on Guyana, winning their neutral-site World Cup qualifier 5-0 on Friday. 

El Tri scored five goals in eight minutes. Guyana could not handle the onslaught.

Mexico has already assured a spot in the final round of qualifying for the CONCACF region. They are perfect in group play, with one game still remaining.

The Mexicans outshot Guyana 34-7. They had 10 shots on goal.

Mexico is coming off an Olympic gold medal in London, and they are riding high off that momentum. Should they qualify for the World Cup, it would be record sixth consecutive qualification. 

Their dominance over Guyana shouldn't come as a surprise. Mexico is a top team. Guyana, try as they might, is not. But, let's revisit that five goals in eight minutes.

It is a remarkable display of offensive firepower. Five goals in eight minutes. 34 shots. 20 shots in the first half.

Yes, Guyana is not a great team. Despite their focusing all of their attention and energy on stopping Mexico and focusing on the counter attack, Mexico still overcame that.

Look, great teams need to beat up on the bad ones. Mexico surely did that. This is a banner year for Mexican soccer. 

That's why all of their energy should be focused on the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. El Tri has never gotten past the quarterfinals, which they reached twice, in 1970 and 1986. It's been a long time coming.

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Now, they have their first gold medal and an absolutely devastatingly explosive offense. Five goals in eight minutes. No matter how bad a defense is, that is incredibly impressive. Five goals in soccer is a lot. Five in a half is a lot. That's why five in eight minutes is just incredible.

They have a star player in Chicharito. Goalkeeper Jonathan Emmanuel Orozco is beyond solid.

They have the pieces. They have a little under two years to work out the kinks and develop new players. 

This is Mexico's time. They are the defending gold medalists. They have an incredibly explosive offense. All they have to do is play the games in 2014. 

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