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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. Jurgen Klinsmann will be without several regular starters tonight, but will be counting on veterans Tim Howard and Landon Donovan to lead the charge against a favored Mexican side.

Mexico will be lead by Manchester United striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez as well as a strong defense that will make things difficult for the American attack. Giovani Dos Santos is injured after Olympic duty and won't be around to terrorize the U.S. defense, but Monterrey playmaker Angel Reyna will be one to watch.

SBI will be providing live commentary on tonight's match so please feel free to follow along with the live chat. As always, you are welcome to share your thoughts and opinions on the match in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (Commentary is after the jump):



  1. some of these are accurate much of the time. Very Glad it wasn’t tonight! but we’ve seen performances that merited the criticisms levied at some of the players you list

    but it is clear you see only thru rose colored glasses

    cheers to that

  2. congrats to Castillo…his best game in the US kit after a bunch of bad ones. That he was criticized before for playing poorly is his own dealing

    Orozco is an OK player still. Glad he scored but he has earned his bashings thru his poor play in the uS kit too…what have you seen before tonight?

  3. You know your intent, that’s all that matters. Calling someone a “monkey” is fraught, that’s all. But as for Ochoa being one of the best goalies on the continent? Absolutely he is. And according to the Castrol Index — for what it’s worth — he’s ranked above Howard. Campos may have been a sideshow; Ochoa’s great.

  4. Nice move by Shea to get around that defender to get the cross in. Great back-heal by Boyd and what the hell was Orozco doing right in front of the goal as a defender? I don’t care! Awesome!!!! USA 1 Mex 0

  5. good win for us. the question is can be do it again with only 2 sub for the whole game? that is where we got burned i the past.


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