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Copa shocker for Mexico

Upstart Mexico stuns short-handed Brazil in Copa soccer tourney

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CALI, Colombia — Jared Borgetti scored early in the first half Thursday night, giving Mexico a 1-0 upset over defending champion Brazil in the Copa America soccer tournament.

It was the second match for Brazil since coach Luis Felipe Scolari replaced Emerson Leao last month. Brazil lost 1-0 to Uruguay on July 1 in the South American World Cup qualifying series.

Borgetti, the top scorer in the Mexican championships with his club Santos Laguna, scored after a corner kick from the right side by Alberto Garcia Aspe. Roque Junior failed to clear the ball, Borgetti controlled it on his chest and, before the ball hit the ground, fired in a right-foot shot.

Brazil, missing top stars Roberto Carlos, Cafu, Rivaldo and Romario, appeared confused after the goal, and the Mexicans kept up the pressure.

PERU 3, PARAGUAY 3: Silvio Garay fired in a loose ball in injury time to salvage the tie for Paraguay against underdog Peru in a lively match.

Abel Lobaton scored for Peru 15 minutes into the game and Virgilio Ferreira tied it in the 22nd minute. Juan Pajuelo restored the advantage for Peru at the 47th minute, and Ferreira scored his second to make it 2-2 seven minutes later.

Jose del Solar added one for Peru with 13 minutes to go before Garay's deciding goal with time running out.

Paraguay was missing its showman goalie and captain Jose Luis Chilavert, who stayed home and criticized the lack of safety in Colombia.

WUSA games

CYBERRAYS 3, FREEDOM 2: At Washington, Bay Area goalie LaKeysia Beene's shutout streak ended Thursday night at 624 minutes, but the CyberRays' unbeaten streak stretched to seven.

Katia scored in the second minute of extra time. Brandi Chastain set up the winning goal with her third assist of the night, a slick back-heel pass that split two Washington defenders. That gave Katia a one-on-one shot against goalie Erin Fahey. Katia scored from 10 yards for her second goal of the night.

Bay Area (6-4-3) has gone 5-0-2 since a May 26 loss to Atlanta. That also was the last time Beene allowed a goal before last night. Beene then posted six straight shutouts and had a league-record 617-minute scoreless streak heading into Thursday.

Mia Hamm scored twice for Washington (5-7-2).

BEAT 3, POWER 0: At Uniondale, N.Y., Briana Scurry earned her WUSA-leading sixth shutout and Charmaine Hooper scored twice. The win by the Beat (7-1-6, 27 points) increased their first-place lead over New York (6-3-5, 23 points) to four points.

BREAKERS 2, COURAGE 1: At Boston, Maren Meinert, in her first game back from leading Germany to the European title, had two assists for the Breakers.