Yes, it was just a friendly. Yes, Mexico had the better of the play. No, it doesn't count in any standings – least of all the World Cup qualifying table.
But the U.S. national team's 1-0 win over Mexico at Azteca on Wednesday night definitely set history. And U.S. players had reason to believe the win just might change some things in a rivalry that is swinging towards Mexico of late, and has always included Mexican domination at home.