Another chance to see Beckham?
Another chance to beat Mexico?
The U.S. has beaten Mexico twice this year already, including a come from behind Gold Cup win, but a game at hostile Azteca Stadium is a different proposition altogether.
Here’s more from the (edited) U.S. Soccer press release:
“The USA has never won a match on Mexican soil, holding a lifetime record of 0-22-1. The last ‘friendly’ in Mexico resulted in a 1-2 loss on Oct. 17, 1984. The teams have played south of the border five times since, the USAs lone goal during that span coming in the 2-1 loss in 2006 World Cup qualifying. Despite the loss, the Eddie Lewis strike in the 59th minute proved to be decisive in the final standings, giving the U.S. a one-goal advantage in goal differential and a first-place finish in the group.
The U.S. has a lifetime record of 14-29-10 against Mexico in a series that dates to 1934. Since the rivalry between these two teams began in earnest in 1990, the sides have played 26 times, with the U.S. holding a 12-7-7 advantage.
Next up on the U.S. schedule: an Aug. 22 game in Sweden. Kick off is at 11:30 a.m. on Fox Soccer Channel.
And also, the MLS game tonight kicks off at 4 o’clock on ESPN2 with the Kansas City Wizards playing the New England Revolution.