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Fall 2013 | Volume 1 | Issue 4

GOOOOOOOL!! USMNT Keeps Mexico’s 2014 World Cup Hopes Alive with 2 Stoppage-Time Goals BY STEVEN COOK

place in CONCACAF qualifying. But when Costa Rica jumped on top of Mexico, 2-1, in the 64th minute at Estadio Nacional in San Jose, their hopes started quickly deteriorating. Panama and the U.S. were locked in a 1-1 stalemate at the time, meaning Mexico was still technically alive. However, Panama struck a dagger into the heart of El Tri in the 84th minute by going ahead, 2-1, at Estadio Rommel Fernández.

(Bleacher Report)--It was irony at its finest. In stoppage time, the U.S. men’s national team scored twice to knock Panama out of the running for the 2014 World Cup and, consequently, keep Mexico’s once-hopeless Brazil bid alive.

Mexico made no real push in the final few minutes of their match, unable to channel the type of late heroics they used to pull out a 2-1 victory over the Panamanians on Friday to extend their World Cup dreams. It all came down to the USA bailing out their neighbors to the south.

Having just lost 2-1 against Costa Rica, Mexico needed the USA to at least tie Panama in the Hexagonal finale Tuesday night. The Americans did just that, and more, securing the draw two minutes into stoppage time before scoring again just one minute later to win, 3-2, in Panama City. Despite staying alive, Mexico still need to emerge victorious from a two-leg playoff against New Zealand next month. The implications are huge for the home-and-home against the Kiwis.: @ESPNStatsInfo: If Mexico fails to qualify for World Cup, it will be 1st time it failed to qualify since 1982 The U.S. Soccer Twitter account poked fun at the crazy outcome with a light jab:

@USsoccer: Mexico spared through no real effort of their own. Now a chance to snag some frequent flier miles before the holidays with a trip to NZL!

Mexico controlled their own destiny heading into Tuesday, leading Panama by three points for fourth

Two minutes into stoppage time, the Yanks’ Graham Zusi netted the all-important equalizer to keep El Tri’s hopes alive. A match-winner one minute later from Aron Johannsson sealed Panama’s fate. If Mexico get past New Zealand and punch their ticket to Brazil, they’ll owe their neighbors a heck of a thank-you gift. details what’s next: “The first leg of the Mexico-New Zealand playoff is scheduled for Nov. 13 or 14 at Estadio Azteca, with the second leg in Wellington on Nov. 20. The winner of the two-game aggregate-goals series gets a spot in next summer’s World Cup.”

UPCOMING EVENTS MASA’s First General Body Meeting

Wednesday Oct 16 6PM Matherly 002

Join us to learn more about MASA and how you can help in the relief efforts of the disastrous hurricanes that recently hit our beloved Mexico lindo y querido. You definitely don’t want to miss out on this fun opportunity to meet fellow Mexican Gators and give back to our pueblo! Free Pizza and Drinks

Hispanic Student Association



Come to HSA’s 3rd General Body Meeting to find out more about our organizations, upcoming events and HSA’s presence at the University of Florida. FREE PIZZA!


Wednesday Oct 16 7PM Corry Village

Want to learn how to dance Tango? ARSA and UF’s Tango Club are hosting the 2nd annual Tango Night! Come learn the basics and have a good time with your fellow ARSA members.

Gator Salsa Social Friday Oct 18 9:30PM Corry Village

Dance the night away with the Gator Salsa Club! Join GSC this Friday at 9:30pm to work on your smooth salsa moves. See you all there!


Join us right after the meeting to socialize, have fun, and eat ice cream! All proceeds will go towards our annual HSA scholarship. Don’t have a way of getting there? We will be carpooling right after the General Body Meeting!


Join HSA and PorColombia for a camping trip to remember! The cost is only $20 and you will be provided with entrance to the camp site, food and a tent!

For all things HSA follow us via social media! /HSAatUF



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get involved! HSA Marketing Team

Be part of an exciting team where you are the liaison between HSA and the UF campus. There are opportunities to design flyers, handle social media, etc. For more information, contact or sign up at:

Special Events Committee Be part of a team that calls for some creative flare and hands-on fun! Work on event decorations and our Homecoming floats among othet things. For more information, contact or sign up at:

HSA Athletics Be part of our many athletic teams! For more information, contact us at or sign up at:

Career Development Committee Be part of a team that aims to promote professionalism by bringing guest speakers, workshops and networking events to HSA and their members. Sign up at:

Community Service If you are interested in doing community service and giving back to the community, please sign up at:

ANNOUNCEMENTS Teach for America

If you want to do something significant after college, make a real change, and get paid to do it – Teach For America is the perfect option. Apply by Friday, Oct. 25th Informational Session, Oct. 16th Little Hall, Room 101 6:30pm What is Teach For America? Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates from all different majors and backgrounds, who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. For more information, visit

GatorNights October 18, 2013 | HAUNTED HORROR REITZ For one night only we will be turning the Rion ballroom into Gainesville’s scariest horror attraction. If haunted houses aren’t your thing, we’ll also be showing the movie, the Conjuring, and will have many other fun things to do around the Reitz Union. GatorNights is always free for UF students with their Gator 1 cards.

HSA is the umbrella organization to 14 suborganizations. Cuban American Student Association (CASA) | PorColombia | Mexican American Student Association (MASA) | Argentine Student Association (ARSA) | Venezuelan Student Association (VENSA) | Central American Latin Organization (CALOR) | Dominican Student Association (DSA) | Peruvian American Student Society (PASS) | Union de Estudiantes Puertorriquenos Activos (UEPA) | Sabor Latino | Gator Salsa Club | Argentine Tango Club | Hispanic Communicators Association (HCA) | Hispanic Graduate Student Association (HGSA) | Seeking leadership contact us for more info.

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El Newsletter October 16, 2013  

El Newsletter, the weekly newsletter of the Hispanic Student Association at the University of Florida.

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