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Match Day 2: Fighting on Two Fronts

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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.

Club Tijuana Climbs the Table, Santos Get Big Win Over Tigres

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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).

Chivas Finally Win, Pumas Get Back on Track vs Santos

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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 Friday.

Toluca Holds on to Mexico's Top Spot

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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.

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Manchester United's Javier Hernandez Speaks Ahead of El Tri's Crucial World Cup Qualifier

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Mexico take on Panama in a massive World Cup Qualifier at the Estadio Azteca on Friday in what has shaped up to be a must win for Mexico.

The Mexicans have struggled to gain any momentum in this year's qualifiers in CONCACAF, but under new coach Victor Manuel Vucetich, El Tri will look to get back to their winning ways in Mexico City.

Timbers Tid Bits: Azteca Edition

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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 "Closed" Training Session

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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!

Portland Timbers' Ryan Johnson and Donovan Ricketts Called up for Jamaica's World Cup Qualifier

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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.

US Earns Historic First Win In Mexico

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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 City.

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.

U.S. Shocks Mexico, 1-0

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Tim Howard made two fantastic late saves to preserve the shutout in the USA's historic win over Mexico. (Photo: Chris Aduama/

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.

Big Week Of International Friendlies

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I am not a big fan of this August international break. It seems really strange that with leagues across Europe kicking off this weekend, that players would be away all week on international duty.

But with World Cup qualifying beginning in September, this will be the last opportunities for teams to test out new players and formations before the important games begin.


Mexico fans threw beer and missiles at USA fans in the Azteca

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Warning: NSFW language

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.

Places where you can watch tonight’s U.S.-Mexico World Cup qualifier

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U.S. goalkeeper Brad Guzan blocks a shot during Monday's training session in Mexico City. (Christian Palma/Associated Press)

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The Houston chapter of the American Outlaws US Soccer supporters group will host a watch party for tonight's U.S. vs. Mexico World Cup qualifier at Lucky's Pub, 801 St.

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Jones out for match against Mexico

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As the U.S. Men's National team travels to Mexico City on Sunday, they'll be short one starter.

Jermaine Jones, who needed stitches at halftime during Friday's 1-0 win over Costa Rica, tweeted that he was traveling back to Germany due to the leg injury.

Zusi Rising in the Ranks

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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 Jurgen Klinsmann.

USA vs. Mexico: Reflections On A 1-0 Win

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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.

Historical Win For USA In Mexico

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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 draw.

You cannot overstate the importance of this win, especially after 23 defeats in 24 visits to Mexico.

USA 1, Mexico 0: A Look Back

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Twenty four times over the course of 75 years.

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.

The After Bar: USMNT 1 - Mexico 0

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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!

United States Gets Historic Win at Estadio Azteca

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With an unlikely goal by Michael Orozco Fiscal in the 80th minute of last night's international friendly between Mexico and the United States at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, history was made.

For the first time in its 75 year history, the United States, featuring a young, cobbled together squad, managed to beat their CONCACAF rival, Mexico, on Mexican soil.

U.S. claims historic win in Mexico

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After 80 minutes of disciplined defensive soccer, the United States broke through Mexico, scoring a brilliant late goal that ultimately sealed the nation's first ever win on Mexican soil in 75 years.

Heading into tonight's contest at the Estadio Azteca, the U.S. had played away to Mexico 24 times but fell short of a win on each of those occasions.

USA vs. Mexico: Match Night Commentary

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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.

USA vs. Mexico: A Compilation of Previews

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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 forced, anyway.

US MNT Face Mexico Wednesday, Live on ESPN2

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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 Univision.

Who should Klinsmann start vs. Mexico?

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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.

Not a Bad Place to Go to Work

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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.

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World Cup Qualifiers Today on ESPN/2/3

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World Cup Soccer Watch Party USA vs Algeria

ESPN is pulling out all the stops for its coverage of the USA's World Cup qualifiers Friday against Costa Rica and Tuesday at Mexico.

The Mexico-USA telecast will feature a one-hour pre-game show originating live from Mexico City, marking the first time ESPN is airing a one-hour pre-game preceding a World Cup qualifying match.

Jogo 0448/2012 - Amistoso - México 0x1 Estados Unidos

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Mais um jogo amistoso, foi disputado no dia 15/08/2012, na cidade de Mexico City-MEX, onde jogaram as seleções do México (18º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção dos Estados Unidos (36º no ranking da FIFA);

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Copa do Mundo
2002Jeonju17/06/2002 MEX0:2 (0:1)USA Oitavas-de-final

Eliminatórias Copa do Mundo
2010Mexico City12/08/2009 MEX2:1 (1:1)USA 2010Columbus11/02/2009 USA2:0 (1:0)MEX 2006Columbus03/09/2005 USA2:0 (0:0)MEX Terceira etapa2006Mexico City27/03/2005 MEX2:1 (2:0)USA Terceira etapa2002Mexico City01/07/2001 MEX1:0 (1:0)USA Rodada final2002Columbus28/02/2001 USA2:0 (0:0)MEX Rodada final1998Foxboro20/04/1997 USA2:2 (1:1)MEX Rodada final1982Fort Lauderdale23/11/1980 USA2:1 (1:1)MEX round481982Mexico City09/11/1980 MEX5:1 (4:0)USA round481978Puebla15/10/1976 MEX3:0 (2:0)USA round481978Los Angeles03/10/1976 USA0:0MEX round481974Los Angeles10/09/1972 USA1:2 (1:1)MEX Primeira Fase1974Mexico City03/09/1972 MEX3:1 (1:0)USA Primeira Fase1966Mexico City12/03/1965 MEX2:0 (1:0)USA Primeira Fase1966Los Angeles07/03/1965 USA2:2 (0:1)MEX Primeira Fase1962Mexico City13/11/1960 MEX3:0 (3:0)USA Primeira Fase1962Los Angeles06/11/1960 USA3:3 (1:3)MEX Primeira Fase1958Los Angeles28/04/1957 USA2:7 (2:3)MEX Primeira Fase1958Mexico City07/04/1957 MEX6:0 (3:0)USA Primeira Fase1954Mexico City14/01/1954 USA1:3 (1:0)MEX Primeira Fase1954Mexico City10/01/1954 MEX4:0 (2:0)USA Primeira Fase1950Mexico City18/09/1949 MEX6:2 (3:0)USA Primeira Fase1950Mexico City04/09/1949 MEX6:0 (3:0)USA Primeira Fase1934Rome24/05/1934 USA4:2 (2:1)MEX Primeira Fase1998Mexico City MEX0:0USA Rodada final

Copa das Confederações
1999Mexico City01/08/1999 MEX1:0 Prorr.


Reggae Boyz seeking their own breakthrough

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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, Julian de Guzman, and Carlos Rodriguez Called for Friendlies

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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 p.

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Video: USA 1 – Mexico 0 (International Friendly Highlights)

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The United States men's national soccer team defeated Mexico 1-0 in an international friendly at El Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on Wednesday night. Michael Orozco Fiscal scored for the...

Azteca Report Card

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The US national team posted a historic victory over Mexico on Wednesday night for their first ever win over El Tri in Mexico City.

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Five Things from Mexico

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By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 16, 2012) US Soccer Players – 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.

Mexico vs USA August 2012 Highlights 0-1 Friendly Score Michael Orozco Goal Video Estadio Azteca

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Historic Win

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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 the game.

The Rest

Mexico City Deserves Another NBA Opportunity in 2014

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What a disappointment in Mexico City last night, as a fire from a generator filled the new 18,000 seat arena with smoke and the first ever regular season NBA game in Mexico was cancelled.

The San Antonio Spurs versus the Minnesota Timberwolves was ready to become a historic moment. Unfortunately, it was a historic moment, but a forgettable one.

Making the earth move already?

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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.

Blizzard, Ticos Can’t Stop U.S. From Snatching Three Key Points

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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.

The du Nord Futbol Show Podcast Ep. 7

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Episode 7 of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is now ready!


We had a blast doing this show!

On this show we talk about the soccer news of the day, give our idiotic predictions for the top leagues of Europe, and preview the USA friendly in Mexico City.

Today’s The Day….

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Donovan gets a warm (beer, urine, whatever) reception at Azteca. Photo Credit: Getty Images

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