Mexico typically owns opponents in Mexico City as Estadio Azteca has become like a sanctuary for El Tri over the years.
However in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match against Honduras on Friday night, Mexico fell apart.
In the Hexagonal stage of the CONCACAF qualifiers, Mexico has yet to win a game and has looked out of sorts, after looking like the perennial powerhouse, especially after winning gold at the London Olympics. In seven games, Mexico has settled for five draws and has lost twice, and with the loss tonight, El Tri sees itself in fourth place in the standings, with the top 3 getting an automatic spot in next year's World Cup.
After a dominating first half in which Mexico's Oribe Peralta gave his team a quick 1-0 lead after six minutes, Honduras came out more aggressively and within three minutes of each other, Jerry Bengston and Carlos Costly scored two consecutive goals to give Honduras a 2-1 lead.
Mexico came close to tying it with a header that hit the post, but Honduras managed to hang on and the loss for Mexico was a costly one.
As it stands, Mexico is in fourth place and will meet the United States next week in a must-win game. The U.S., Costa Rica (who defeated the U.S. tonight) and Honduras are in first, second and third place respectively.
Should Mexico remain in fourth place, they would have to play a game against New Zealand for a spot in the World Cup.