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USA vs. Mexico (SBI Live Match Commentary)



COLUMBUS, Ohio– The game of the year for American soccer fans is upon us, and it will carry with it even more importance than usual.

The U.S. Men’s National Team takes on Mexico in World Cup Qualifying at Crew Stadium (8pm, ESPN) and the match is a vital one for both rivals. Mexico is in desperation mode after last week’s surprising 2-1 loss to Honduras, while the U.S. enter needing a win to clinch a place in the 2014 World Cup.

The U.S. will be without several starters who are either suspended or injured. Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore, Matt Besler and Geoff Cameron are all missing the match, which will put pressure on some new faces to step up.

Mexico enters having just fired head coach Manuel “Chepo” De La Torre, and new boss Luis Fernando Tena will try to revive the spirits of a Mexican side that simply hasn’t produced in the Hexagonal Round of qualifying.

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

Enjoy the action (Tonight’s commentary is after the jump):


  1. I will eat crow. Eddie Johnson was excellent and Jermaine Jones was man of the match. This team can do quite well, thank you, even without Michael Bradley and three other starters. And Mix Diskerud has just booked his ticket to Brazil and, yeah, and no more PKs for Clint.

  2. Again. All of you EJ haters can piss up a rope!!
    i wouldnt say hate i like him but i think at least 3 strikers are better right now and they are younger

    • Agreed. They’re still living 5 years ago. EJ shows every game how good he is and no one seems to notice. Great hold up player, good skill, almost always beats people one on one and gets a good cross off, and definitely the best player we have in the air.

    • Ha! I’m happy to eat some crow on this one. I still don’t think he makes great decisions with the ball at his feet, but man is he sublime in the air!

  3. Not to be jingoisitic, but: Are there really no American announcers available? No doubt it is because I’m on edge watching this game, but I really don’t need Ian Darke’s condescension and Jorge Ramos’s disdain for the USMNT to accompany the play. Seriously, these guys are killing me.

  4. The only meaningful possession we have is when dempsey drops into the midfield. We need someone in the midfield to impose themselves on the game. Hurry back MB


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