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'Chicharito' confident in Mexico's ability to end Dos a Cero streak against USMNT

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It has been 5,732 days since the first match of “Dos a Cero” fame, and since that cold Wednesday on February 28th, 2001, Mexico has fallen to the U.S Men’s National Team by that same 2-0 scoreline four times.

But according to Mexican forward Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez, there won’t be a fifth.

The Bayer Leverkusen star understands that MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH represents a uniquely difficult challenge to Mexico, but is adamant that this edition of El Tri can break with history and find a way to win.

“It’s time to to win,” Hernandez bluntly stated ahead of Friday’s match. “We come in really concentrated and with a lot of matches played.

“It’s a difficult place. We know what has happened here, but we’ve come to get the win and to end this streak,” he added. “We want to win to start qualification on the right foot.”

Mexico has lost four consecutive matches in four consecutive World Cup Qualifying cycles to the USMNT in Columbus, beginning with that February 28th, 2001 victory when Josh Wolff and Earnie Stewart beat Jorge Campos and Brad Friedel shut down the Mexican attack.

The most recent clash between the two in Columbus was a 2014 World Cup Qualifier on September 10th, 2013, with Landon Donovan and Eddie Johnson providing the 2-0 scoreline that secured a place in Brazil for the USMNT.

It will be 5,793 days since the first ‘Dos a Cero’ match when these two CONCACAF rivals meet on Friday. 15 years, 10 months, and 10 days. Chicharito was just 12 years old on that day, but he believes the time for breaking tradition is now.

9 comments
  • Old School

    The only thing more scary than Hernandez in front of the net is Hernandez dribbling the ball.

    Sidenote: No grown man should ever call another man Chicharito. Especially if you’re American. Especially if it’s USA/Mexico week.

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    • Old School

      is Hernandez dribbling the ball.

      I should clarify that’s due to him being horrific on the ball. Not a compliment.

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      • JCC

        Haha. I was about to say. The guy is great poacher, but not a great dribbler.

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  • Quit Whining About Soccer in the US

    Chicharito is scared it will happen again.

    ps. Old School, grown men shouldn’t, but I never grew up.

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    • Old School

      Oh, you’re a grown ass man. Takes absolute resolve to be as fierce about MLS and despite me forever disagreeing with you I’ve always stated I respect your commitment.

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  • chad

    This is a rather ignorant approach…you really only ask to tie on the road against a top opponent. Let’s hope Chichaputo is wrong.

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  • Turkmenbashy

    Man, Josh Wolff and Ernie Stewart… blast from the past there… but such a troll/clickbait post…

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