When journalists, fans, players and coaches put into perspective the Olympic-sized achievements of the United States women and Mexico men in London, the similarities between the gold medalists will quickly become evident.
Futsal Update: Panama tops Malaysia; Mexico stays unbeaten
After taking third at the 2012 CONCACAF Futsal Championship and qualifying for next month's FIFA Futsal World Cup, Panama earned its first-ever win outside the confederation's borders on Wednesday, topping Malaysia, 4-1, in a friendly held in Bangkok, Thailand.
Russia beats Guatemala 9-0 at Futsal WC
BANGKOK, Thailand - Guatemala falls behind after 34 seconds and loses 9-0 to Russia at the Futsal World Cup.
Mexico, Honduras advance to Olympic QFs
Oribe Peralta scored a 69th-minute goal to lift Mexico past Switzerland 1-0 on Wednesday and send it to the men's Olympic quarterfinals, moving into the final eight along with CONCACAF rival Honduras which drew 0-0 with Japan.
Guatemala eliminated from Futsal World Cup
BANGKOK, Thailand - Guatemala surrendera an early lead and lost 4-3 to the Solomon Islands on Friday to be eliminated from the Futsal World Cup.