USA vs. Mexico: The Pre-Game Tailgate

USA vs. Mexico: The Pre-Game Tailgate


USA vs. Mexico: The Pre-Game Tailgate

The big game is here.

The United States and Mexico, arch-rivals and regional powers, face off tonight in the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final at the Rose Bowl (9pm, Fox Soccer Channel).

Mexico enters riding a high-powered attack led by star striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, while the United States is led by a strong veteran nucleus including Tim Howard, Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan.

The rivalry has been dominated by Mexico overall, but the United States has enjoyed success over the past dozen years, boasting a 10-4-4 record in the past 18 meetings between the sides.

If you're looking for some reading on the game, here is my Fox Soccer column on tonight's match, and a look at the recent matches in the rivalry. Also, here is my breakdown of all the key match-ups in tonight's match.

SBI will be providing some pre-game coverage from here in Pasadena, so please feel free to make SBI your place for pre-game discussions.

Let's get it started:


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