Breaking the curse does not mean winning it all. It's a much more manageable goal. El Tri simply has to make the quarterfinals.
In every World Cup since 1994, Mexico has advanced out of the group stage. It's awfully difficult to do that with consistency. However, that's about as far as their success has gone. The team has lost in the first game of the Round of 16 in every one of those World Cups. They've failed to make it to the fifth game in six straight tournaments.
With the US failing to qualify for the World Cup, this should help fans in California pick a team to back. Beer.