USA forward Landon Donovan was extremely happy with his team's midfield performance following their two goal victory over Mexico in their first CONCACAF hexagonal World Cup qualifying game. "I thought we dominated them through the middle. DaMarcus [Beasley] and Clint [Dempsey] did a great job tucking in and helping and working. Michael [Bradley] and Sacha [Kljestan] were excellent and Mexico had no where to go. Any loose ball we seemed to pick up. We were on top of them, anticipating well, and they didn't really have an answer."
With difficult weather conditions dictating the early stages of the game Donovan was very aware that his team still had work to do.
"It wasn't the best start and they had a good chance early. We got a lot more comfortable though and started putting pressure on them. We had a few chances and obviously the goal changed things. In the second half we knew that if we were solid and patient that they would open up and we'd have a chance to get the second."
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