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Rafa Márquez admits it's hard to play on the road against the USMNT

The Mexican national team lost 2-0 to the USMNT at TQL Stadium on Friday, in CONCACAF qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.

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Rafa Márquez admits it's hard to play on the road against the USMNT

Rafael Márquez is considered to be one of the best players in the history of Mexican soccer and he talked about how tough it is to beat the USMNT on the road. The former FC Barcelona player scored in Mexico’s only road victory against the United States in World Cup qualifying.

'El Tri', who went down 2-0 the USMNT in qualifying for Qatar 2022 on Friday, have only defeated the the Stars and Stripes once in 49 years in qualifiers and it happened in 2016 on the road to the World Cup in Russia. Márquez and Miguel Layún scored for the Mexican national team to beat the US 2-1 at MAPFRE Stadium, when they were managed by Juan Carlos Osorio.

Márquez admits it is tough to defeat the USMNT

It was a very important game, we had a negative record playing on the road against the USMNT and we had the opportunity to beat them that night with a late goal. That was my last game against the United States and I am happy how things ended,” said Márquez during an interview with Récord.

It is always tough to play against the United States during World Cup qualifying. Under Gerardo Martino the Mexican national team has been consistent, playing at a great level and there are experienced players that come from Europe,” he added.