I had to chuckle a little at this story on mediotiempo.com .
It gives a rehash of the last friendly that the U.S. and Mexico played. Without translating the whole thing, it says that Mexico played far better and the U.S. was lucky to win. It describes the first goal of the United States (Jimmy Conrad's header) as the first time the U.S. even got near Mexico's net. The second goal is blamed entirely on the referee, Mauricio Navarro, as the writer says that Navarro deflected the ball directly to Landon Donovan. (The writer also perpetuates the myth that Landon was running and teasing the Mexican players before he scored. He uses that logic to explain away Oswaldo Sanchez kicking Eddie Johnson.)
Navarro didn't get the ball to Landon. Pavel Pardo sent a pass that hit the referee. The ball bounced into the path of Ricardo Clark, who took one look up and hit a perfect short pass to Landon, who was off to the races.
I brought the pass up to Rico in our interview yesterday. "That's right," he said, smiling. "I forgot about that. That was my first assist."
"It hit the referee," he said, recalling the moment. "It was just one of those things. I saw that (Landon) was through and I was lucky enough to get the ball in a good position and send him on his way. I was thankful to get my first point, first statistic with the national team."
Anyway, to refresh everyone's memory: