OT: U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Mexico – 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying

Submitted by The Barwis Effect on March 26th, 2013 at 7:46 PM
The U.S. Men's National Team heads to Estadio Azteca on Tuesday, March 26, to face Mexico in the Final Round of 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying in Mexico City. The game kicks off at 10:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on ESPN, WatchESPN and Univision. Fans can follow the match on ussoccer.com's MatchTracker and via Twitter @ussoccer.

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Comments

hockeyguy9125

March 26th, 2013 at 8:33 PM ^

I want this one bad...to have the US go down there and win one that really counts for something is on my sports bucket list (of things I have absolutely no control over)

That said, I think Mexico wins unfortunately...

GWUWolverineFan

March 26th, 2013 at 8:43 PM ^

I'm up at Claddagh in livonia for the game..

Good spot for it, the "official" American Outlaws bar for the games. Always a good crowd.. Though a decent contingent went to the game. Unfortunately worked fucked me out of both going to Denver and the Azteca

Sambojangles

March 26th, 2013 at 8:46 PM ^

I'm not a big soccer fan, but I'm trying to get into it and I'm pretty excited for tonight's game. Can someone explain to me why Tim Howard and Landon Donovan aren't on the team? Are they hurt, or stuck in Europe, or just not playing for the Nats anymore?

swan flu

March 26th, 2013 at 9:14 PM ^

Our fullbacks are probably going to get TOASTED by Mexico's wingers. 

 

Brad Guzan is the X-factor tonight, just like Howard was in August.  If he does what Victor Valdes did against  France today (if you did not see this, I emplore you to watch the highlights. he was ethereal), then we have a chance for a draw.  

swan flu

March 26th, 2013 at 9:45 PM ^

Starting lineup announced.

------------------Guzan------------------
Cameron --Besler-Gonzalez-Beasley
---------Bradley-----Edu--------------
----Zusi----Dempsey----Gomez-----
-------------Altidore---------------------

Needs

March 26th, 2013 at 9:54 PM ^

At least it makes sense why he's starting and is not a crazy, "hey, why play the same backline two games in a row?" move by Klinnsy. Which was my first guess.

I checked. Besler has one start. In a friendly this January against Canada. Not good.

Yeah, you may think you can't call Boca in and have him ride pine because he's the captain, but our centerbacks tonight have two competitive caps between them. Maybe it'll work. But it's not giving me a bunch of confidence.

smwilliams

March 26th, 2013 at 11:01 PM ^

Jesus, Besler is getting worked like a speed bag so far. Maybe giving a guy with 1 cap in a friendly a spot in the First XI against Mexico in Azteca wasn't so brilliant a ploy Jurgen?

Michiganguy19

March 26th, 2013 at 11:13 PM ^

Mexico loves to throw people into the attack... but they are nororiously poor at disciplined defending. They play with so much confidence at home, we just need to find that counter.

Needs

March 26th, 2013 at 11:21 PM ^

Survived. 45 minutes to go. Mexico had chances, but they've all been half chances. And we may have had the best chance of the half in that header off the corner that Altidore couldn't quite tuck in.

dlcase1708

March 26th, 2013 at 11:29 PM ^

Last 10 minutes of the half showed some promise. Hopefully the crowd gets restless and pissed if we can keep them off the scoreboard for the next 15 or so, and we can actually get a few more chances. I think defending has been solid so far, not great, but solid. Hopefully Beas plays without worry still, despite the yellow.

turtleboy

March 27th, 2013 at 12:06 AM ^

It's wierd watching our centerbacks taking all the corner kicks. They're the tall specialists at winning the aerial battles, they should be the ones trying to head them all in. Beasley had 1 and Gomez had 3, but our CBs have taken 6 including the last 5.

MaizeAndBlueWahoo

March 27th, 2013 at 12:08 AM ^

That should have been a PK for Mexico but I can't pretend to be sorry it's not.  I've seen too much foul play from Mexico in the past to feel bad for them when the ref makes a poor decision against them.