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Howard "embraces the fear" as US reverse 75-year jinx

MLS: Before Wednesday night, US goalkeeper Tim Howard had played at the Estadio Azteca only once: a 2-1 loss in World Cup qualifying in 2009, when he conceded two goals after the US had taken an early lead.

But despite that scant experience, he knew the whole history. He knew that the US had never won in Mexico, holding a 0-23-1 record coming into Wednesday's friendly. And he knew that the cacophony and intimidation of Azteca was very real.

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