Sporting KC continue their busy start to the 2014 season tomorrow in their MLS home opener against FC Dallas. KC is coming into the game after an intense, hard fought game against Cruz Azul. They must now find a way to get up for this game before traveling to Mexico City for the second leg.
Dallas comes into the game after topping the Montreal Impact 3-2 last weekend at home.
Another big weekend in Mexico, filled with great games, surprises, and some teams further
separating themselves from the rest. After 7 weeks, Toluca (17 points) sits atop the table,
followed by Club Tijuana (16), Leon (13), Cruz Azul (13), Morelia (12), Atlante (12), Santos (11),
and America (10).
With nearly a third of the Apertura 2012 tournament in the books, Toluca has made it clear they
are the best in Mexico with five straight wins and 15 points. From there, nothing is clear about
the Liga MX table. Second through tenth spot remain separated by only three points.
Club Tijuana has managed to replicate last year's success and got a big 2-1 win over Tigres on
If one thing is for certain in the Liga MX, surprises are a given. This year, two teams fit that
description after just four weeks into the Apertura 2012. Toluca, who lost last year's league
leader in goals Ivan Alonso to an unexpected retirement, and newly promoted Leon continue to
impress and look like the real deal.
The day has arrived. After a snowy victory in Colorado on Friday, the U.S. men will face Mexico tonight in an entirely different atmosphere (and a very different climate). Unsurprisingly, the links today are very heavily focused on tonight's game. Go, go, USA!
Slaying the Chupacabra: Keys to Victory in Mexico An analytical look at what the USMNT needs to do to have a chance in Mexico.
Today's training session for the U.S team in Mexico City was closed to the media. At least it was supposed to be ... Some enterprising Mexican reporters took to the rooftops across the street from the training facility of Cruz Azul and (not so surreptitiously) filmed the session. (Note to the journalists: that was our starting lineup - we swear!
Some news that actually came out yesterday, but was lost in the flurry of news and events throughout the day. It appears that both Ryan Johnson and Donovan Ricketts will be heading off to take part in Jamaica's World Cup Qualifier for their February 6th game against Mexico.
The two will depart from the training camp tomorrow and fly to Mexico City where they'll meet up with the Jamaican national team.
On a midweek FIFA date that saw US National Team manager Jurgen Klinsmann bring in mostly
domestic and Mexican based players to his short camp in Mexico City, the US team did the
unthinkable on Wednesday night by winning their first game at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico
A goal by Michael Orozco Fiscal in the 80th minute gave the United States its first ever win
against Mexico in Mexico, 1-0, Wednesday night.
Tim Howard made two fantastic late saves to preserve the shutout in the USA's historic win over
Mexico. (Photo: Chris Aduama/aduama.com)
For nearly 80 minutes the U.S. Men's National Team's international friendly against Mexico at
Mexico City's Estadio Azteca on Wednesday night was shaping up to be perhaps the most lackluster
installment in recent memory of the two nations' storied rivalry.
Team USA were in high spirits after forcing fierce rivals Mexico to their third draw of the Hex World Cup Qualification stage at their own fabled Azteca stadium. Around 500 American fans travelled to the match in Mexico City, where they were penned into an upper tier by riot police.
With his performances for both club and country, Sporting Kansas City midfielder Graham Zusi has
quietly gone about the business of moving up the ladder of the U.S. Men's National Team.
"We are please with his progress, and that's why he is coming in again," said U.S. head coach
Call it what you want: a curse, a hex, some kind of hoodoo, whatever. Last night's victory for
the United States over Mexico was an amazing, monumental achievement, and it lifted the malaise
that has hovered over the USMNT when traveling south of the border for 75 years. This mystical
spell has been broken, and nothing will ever be the same for either team.
A makeshift USA team stunned Mexico in the Azteca Stadium last night, beating Mexico 1-0. It was
the first time that the US has won in Mexico in 75 years. The best the US had done previously was a
You cannot overstate the importance of this win, especially after 23 defeats in 24 visits to
That is how many times, and over how long a period of time, the U.S. Men's National Team had
traveled south of the border looking for a win against Mexico. Twenty four times they tried and 24
times they failed to win, and 23 of those times they lost.
That just happened. An understrength, but undeterred U.S. men's national team walked into
Estadio Azteca and weather the crowd and 75 years of history to smash-and-grab a 1-0 win against
Mexico. A series of substitutes for Jurgen Klinsmann's side, Brek Shea on... well... the break
played the ball across the front of goal where Terrance Boyd backhealed the ball towards an
onrushing Michael Orozco Fiscal (why was he so far upfield!
The U.S. Men's National Team takes on arch-rival Mexico tonight at Estadio Azteca, and the U.S.
will be looking to become the first Americans to beat 'El Tri' on Mexican soil when the square off
in a rare friendly in Mexico City (8pm, ESPN2).
The Americans will be trying to snap a four-match winless streak against Mexico, a streak that
began with a 2-1 loss at Azteca in 2009 during World Cup qualifying.
With the United States Men's National Team set to take on Mexico at the Azteca, the whole
American soccer world is abuzz as the region's greatest rivalry is about to get serious in a way
that it only does once every few years. Normally, only World Cup Qualifying forces these two
continental giants to face off in Mexico City; traditionally, the US only wanted to travel there if
Before the U.S. Men's National Team resumes its 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying, the group will try
to make history in its international friendly against Mexico at 7 p.m. CT on
Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. The USA's attempt to win for the first time
against Mexico on its own soil will be broadcast live on ESPN2, ESPN3 and
When the U.S. Men's National Team takes the field at Estadio Azteca on Wednesday night, they
will be facing arch-rival Mexico with a squad that will look far different from what most would
consider an A team.
There is no Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, Carlos Bocanegra, Steve Cherundolo or Jozy Altidore,
which means Jurgen Klinsmann will have to rely on some new faces to try and help the USA earn a
result in Mexico City, a place the United States has never won a match.
The afternoon session Monday couldn't have been in a more idyllic setting as the U.S. trained under
partly sunny skies at the gorgeous facility of Pumas. A winding road and a 300-yard long tunnel
lead you to the main training field nestled around a former quarry. Dozens of U.S. and Mexican
media were on hand as Jurgen Klinsmann put the team through the paces for just under 90 minutes.
By Charles Boehm - WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 23, 2012) US Soccer Players -- Last week the United States
broke a 75-year winless streak on Mexican soil with its 1-0 friendly win in Mexico City, providing
a timely boost for both the team and its supporters ahead of next month's brace of CONCACAF World
Cup qualifiers against Jamaica.
Brek Shea (U.S.), Julian de Guzman (Canada) and Carlos Rodriguez (Panama) each joined their
respective National Teams on Sunday to prepare for Wednesday's international friendlies. Shea
traveled to Mexico City with the U.S. side, which will face rival Mexico on Aug. 15 at the Estadio
Azteca. Kickoff for the USA's first friendly against Mexico on Mexican soil since 1984 is set for 7
By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 16, 2012) US Soccer Players â€“ The United States won a game
that many had already written off well before kickoff on Wednesday night at Azteca Stadium.
Instead, a group of USA players decided why not now and why not us. The result was a reassessment
of what was supposed to be taken for granted about a USA team on the road in Mexico City.
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The United States pulled off a historic win tonight in Mexico City, winning the first game by the
men's national team at the Azteca Stadium. A goal by Michael Orozco Fiscal in the 79th minute, set
up by a great run from Brek Shea and a back heal from Terrance Boyd gave the US a 1-0 win. As a
whole it wasn't really a game the US deserved as they showed very little going forward for much of
US soccer players might have noticed an earthquake this morning but it wasn't in Mexico City -- it was near Oaxaca, over 200 miles away. Given Mexico City's geology (it's built on a lake bed), major earthquakes are bad news. No damage in the city was reported, and the qualifier will go ahead as scheduled.
The United States Men's National Soccer Team defeated a game Costa Rican squad on Friday night in Commerce City, Colorado by a score of 1-0. Clint Dempsey scored the lone goal off of a deflection in the first half, that led the U.S. to three critical points in the hexagonal fourth round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.