Mexico seals Olympic berth over Canada

Mexico seals Olympic berth over Canada

Published Mar. 31, 2012 1:00 a.m. ET

Marco Fabian had a goal and an assist to lead Mexico to a 3-1 victory over Canada on Saturday night in the semifinals of CONCACAF's Olympic qualifying tournament.

Mexico secured its 10th Olympic berth and will meet Honduras in the championship game on Monday. Mexico did not make it into the 2008 Games.

The Canadians had to play the last 13 minutes short-handed after defender Doneil Henry was sent off for his second yellow card.

American-born Miguel Angel Ponce also scored for Mexico, which took the lead for good in a quick first-half exchange of goals.


Canada's Marcus Haber tied it with a header in the 32nd minute, but a minute later Alan Pulido finished off a give-and-go from Fabian to make it 2-1.