Mexico pushes past Croatia

Mexico advanced to the knockout round for the sixth successive World Cup on Monday, securing a 3-1 win over Croatia at the Arena Pernambuco to finish second in Group A.

MLS: D.C. United 1, New York 0

HARRISON, N.J., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Nick DeLeon scored in the 88th minute Thursday to give D.C. United a 1-0 win over New York and a berth in the Eastern Conference finals.

MLS: New York 3, Columbus 1

HARRISON, N.J., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Thierry Henry scored two goals and assisted on a third Saturday, sending Red Bull New York to a 3-1 decision over Columbus.

MLS: New York 4, Toronto 1

TORONTO, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Rafael Marquez got New York off to a fast start with his first MLS goal Saturday and the Red Bulls went on to clobber Toronto 4-1.
WORLD CUP: Mexico 1, South Africa 1 (tie)

WORLD CUP: Mexico 1, South Africa 1 (tie)

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, June 11 (UPI) -- A late goal by Rafael Marquez allowed Mexico to escape with a 1-1 tie against South Africa Friday in the opener of the 2010 World Cup.
Rafael Marquez
Israel Vazquez (R) covers up as Rafael Marquez unleashes a flurry of punches in the third round of their fourth encounter at Staples Center in Los Angeles on May 22, 2010. Mexico's Marquez dominated Vazquez en route to a third-round technical knockout, delivering pounding blows that first opened a grisly gash over Vazquez's left eye in the second round. He then knocked down Vazquez early in the third, finishing him at the 1:33 mark. UPI/Jim Ruymen

† Appearances (Goals).

Rafael Márquez Álvarez (born 13 February 1979 in Zamora, Michoacán) is a Mexican footballer, who currently plays for the New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer. He plays as a centre back or defensive midfielder.

Márquez began his career at Atlas, for whom he debuted in 1996 at the age of 17. Márquez rose to prominence while with Atlas, making 77 appearances for the team and being runner-up in the league losing the final against Deportivo Toluca in penalties.

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