The third match day of the CONCACAF Hexagonal round sees a match between rivals (U.S. vs. Mexico), and two other matches between teams trying to create space between one another. Last-placed Costa Rica take on Jamaica, who are right in the middle of the pack, while leaders Honduras visit Panama, with two points from two draws.
MEXICO CITY The U.S. Men's National Team is preparing to play in a stadium where they have never won a World Cup qualifier, a place where only one other team has ever won a World Cup qualifier, and they are ready to face a crowd of more than 110,000 anxious Mexican fans that will turn Estadio Azteca into an imposing cauldron.
WASHINGTON — On a rise above the Potomac River, among the Gothic architecture of Georgetown University's two-century-old campus, is where American soccer's absentee star could be found.
As Landon Donovan braved the cold, windy conditions during the Los Angeles Galaxy's training session Thursday morning, he juggled a ball on his head, turned and hit a 35-yard volley from the right flank, grinning as it bounced into an empty net.
MEXICO CITY It wasn't a beautiful game by any means, and any hopes of seeing the U.S. Men's National Team boss Mexico in Estadio Azteca were probably always unrealistic, but style points don't matter all that much when history is being written and when American fans think back to Tuesday's World Cup qualifier.
MEXICO CITY On a night when Mexico was far from sharp, and the crowd at Estadio Azteca was not quite as intimidating as in past visits, the U.S. Men's National Team played a solid overall team game and showed no fear in grabbing a valuable point in Tuesday's 0-0 World Cup qualifying draw.
Perhaps this was the reason for hiring Jurgen Klinsmann: The man is undefeated in leading the United States against Mexico.
Admittedly, it's only two games, but Klinsmann's 1-0-1 record now includes a critical point on the road to Brazil 2014 earned in Azteca Stadium on Tuesday night. By holding Mexico 0-0, the United States moved to 1-1-1 in World Cup qualifying and improved to 0-13-2 all time in qualifiers played in the Mexican capital.
Embattled and undermanned, the U.S. Men's National Team traveled to the daunting grounds of Estadio Azteca on Tuesday night and secured a valuable road point, fending off wave after wave of Mexican attack en route to the scoreless draw.
The United States Men's National Team earned a historic point on Tuesday night with a scoreless CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying draw against Mexico at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. The draw leaves the USA (1-1-1, 4 points) in a three way tie for second in the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying final round.
For only the second time in 14 World Cup qualifying matches, the U.S. national team came away from Estadio Azteca with a point Tuesday. The makeshift back line and backup goalkeeper Brad Guzan did just enough to hold on for [...]
MEXICO CITY The Mexican National Team's attack is loaded with talent all across the field, but the keys to their success, particularly against the U.S. Men's National Team, lie with how Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez and Giovani Dos Santos perform.
The snowy win against Costa Rica told us a lot about the USMNT's character and grit but not a lot about how they play soccer together. Jeremy Lane takes a look at what to expect in the qualifier against Mexico.
On Tuesday morning, FIFA released a statement on the official protest lodged by the Costa Rica football association, following the 1-0 win by the United States during a match played in blizzard-like conditions in Denver, Colorado.
In their statement, FIFA wrote "FIFA has examined the content of the letter and, taking into consideration article 14, paragraph 4 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup regulations, has confirmed that the conditions established in the regulations for an official protest have not been met by the Costa Rica FA.
MEXICO CITY With Jermaine Jones back in Germany recovering from an ankle injury suffered in the U.S. Men's National team's World Cup qualifying victory against Costa Rica, Jurgen Klinsmann has a variety of options to turn to for a replacement.
The United States visited neighbors Mexico last night in a massive CONCACAF World Cup Qualifier that led to spoils being shared in a 0-0 draw. Though Mexico maintained most of the possession throughout the match, the Americans did exactly what they needed to do to grab a vital point in their quest for Brazil 2014.
Game recap via ussoccer.com :For just the second time in U.S. Men's National Team's World Cup Qualifying history, the USA earned a point at Estadio Azteca with a 0-0 draw against Mexico in front of a massive crowd.
Goalkeeper Brad Guzan made three saves to record his second-straight clean sheet, and the young center back duo of Omar Gonzalez and Matt Besler showed tremendous poise and grit in helping the USA earn a historic result.
Projecting the lineup for the United States' trip to Estadio Azetca to play Mexico is always a tough task, complicated further by Juergen Klinsmann's refusal (or inability due to injuries) to run out the same lineup twice and the fact that one of his most trusted players, Jermaine Jones, will not be able to play due to injury.