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Admit it, you are a U.S. national team fan who is so confident in your team winning on Wednesday that part of you is getting nervous. All the injuries and suspensions to the Mexican national team have some U.S. fans believing Wednesday will be a cakewalk.
Players such as Nery Castillo, Omar Bravo and Giovani Dos Santos could have something to say about that.
You remember Castillo, right? He was the Mexican striker who terrorized the U.S. defense in the 2007 Gold Cup final before seeing his club career derailed by a disappointing move to Shakhtar Donetsk and even worse loan move to Manchester City.
Castillo is back and playing regularly for Donetsk again and he will be one of Sven Goran Eriksson's key weapons in trying to break down a stingy American defense.
So how will Mexico upset the Americans? It will require a star performance from one more more attacking players, something Mexico hasn't gotten on American soil in a decade.
Whether it is Castillo, Vuoso, Dos Santos, Guillermo Franco, Zinha or Alberto Medina, Mexico will need somebody to step up if 'El Tri' will have an attacking player score a goal against the United States for the first time since Andres Guardado did in the 2007 Gold Cup final (defender Jonny Magallon scored both of Mexico's goals in last year's 2-2 tie). In fact, Guardado's goal is the only one scored by a Mexican attacker in the past 10 games in the United States.
So here is the question for U.S. fans. Which of Mexico's attacking players worries you the most? Which of the aforementioned candidates is the Mexican player most likely to cause problems for Tim Howard, Carlos Bocanegra, Oguchi Onyewu and company?
Share your thoughts below.