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USA-Mexico Live: Regional Soccer Supremacy at Stake in World Cup Qualifier [7:30pm ET ESPN]
NESN ^ | Tue, Sep 10, 2013 | Marcus Kwesi O'Mard

Posted on 09/10/2013 4:41:45 PM PDT by 1rudeboy

The men’s national soccer teams of the United States and Mexico face each other in Columbus, OH, with much more than bragging rights at stake. Both CONCACAF giants are looking to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The U.S. will come within a point of sealing its place in Brazil with a victory. Mexico, needing a late charge up the hexagonal standings, will see Tuesday’s game as a perfect place to start its surge.

Both teams lost their previous game (the U.S. fell in Costa Rica, and Mexico lost at home to Honduras), but the results had dramatically different consequences. The Americans shook off their defeat in Costa Rica and looked ahead to the looming Mexican challenge. Mexico fired its coach, “Chepo” de la Torre and replaced him with Luis Fernando Tena — the man who led Mexico to Olympic Gold in 2012. “Stay the course” is the mantra coming out of the U.S. camp, while it’s the dawn of a new era for El Tri.

The U.S. will be without four starters. Midfield conductor Michael Bradley sprained his ankle during the warm-up before the Costa Rica game on Friday. Matt Besler, Jozy Altidore and Geoff Cameron are suspended. Meanwhile, Mexico will be without its midfield lynchpin Gerardo Torrado (suspension), but it’s likely that the change of leadership will have a rejuvenating effect on the rest of Tena’s group.

The U.S. will count on its vocal home support to help continue its impressive streak of not having lost a home World Cup qualifier in 12 years (a 25-game unbeaten run). In March, the U.S. and Mexico played a scoreless draw at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. Should either team win on Tuesday, it can rightfully call itself the top team in the region less than a year before the World Cup.

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1 posted on 09/10/2013 4:41:45 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Go USA! Been waiting for this all day :-)


2 posted on 09/10/2013 4:47:02 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: andyk

This, or the White Sox vs. the Tigers for me. I think the Sox will forgive me.


3 posted on 09/10/2013 4:49:06 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Go Stars and Stripes. (looking around, where did my parking valet go?)


4 posted on 09/10/2013 4:49:58 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: 1rudeboy

Looks like the Mexicans won’t be watching the speech of Syria tonight.


5 posted on 09/10/2013 4:52:03 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: 1rudeboy

We need to be sure Mexico leaves with as many players and staff as they came with. This could be another way for the traitors of Mexico to enjoy what the gringo has built.


6 posted on 09/10/2013 4:54:09 PM PDT by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: 1rudeboy

FYI

If you have cable or satellite, participating providers allow you to watch ESPN online.

Go to
http://espn.go.com/

You will have to indicate your provider and sign in. Then, the ESPN feed will be available under the Live TV selection.


7 posted on 09/10/2013 5:08:23 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: 1rudeboy

That flashing animated advertising banner around the stadium at ground level is very distracting.

Someone needs to take the controller away from the operator.


8 posted on 09/10/2013 5:34:33 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Major holding going on around the Mexico goal.


9 posted on 09/10/2013 5:54:35 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: 1rudeboy

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!


10 posted on 09/10/2013 6:13:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Still my favorite.
11 posted on 09/10/2013 6:16:39 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

With all the red and white scarves being waved by the USA fans there, it looks like Anfield Stadium in Liverpool.


12 posted on 09/10/2013 6:38:33 PM PDT by Ax
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To: 1rudeboy

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!!!!!!!!! 2-0!!!!


13 posted on 09/10/2013 6:41:55 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 1rudeboy

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLL

USA
USA

2-0


14 posted on 09/10/2013 6:42:23 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: dfwgator; TomGuy

Let’s get the party started.


15 posted on 09/10/2013 6:44:40 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Watching a feed from Meh-hi-ho and the disappointment is obvious...and I don’t even know all that much Espanol.


16 posted on 09/10/2013 6:47:52 PM PDT by Sam's Army
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To: Ax

17 posted on 09/10/2013 6:50:54 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

It’s Over!!! USA Wins 2-0!!!!!


18 posted on 09/10/2013 6:59:22 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 1rudeboy

Honduras is winning 1-0 at halftime.......If they don’t lose, the US clinches a berth in next years’ World Cup.


19 posted on 09/10/2013 7:01:22 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sam's Army

Mexico is in big trouble, They’ve still got to play Panama and Costa Rica....if they lose to Panama, they’re toast.....Especially since Panama’s last game is against the US, with the US having nothing to play for.


20 posted on 09/10/2013 7:14:23 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

The Mexican soccer team and its fans deserve ignominious defeat.


21 posted on 09/10/2013 7:31:09 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: luvbach1

Honduras up 2-1...The US is 20 minutes away.


22 posted on 09/10/2013 7:33:22 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 1rudeboy

The World Famous Spion Kop! I stood on the Kop back in the day when it was Sardine City, shoulder to shoulder. My buddy peed on my leg. We were Leeds United supporters and the only tix we could score were on the Kop. The air was electric. It’s been 40 years and I remember it like it was yesterday. I’m now a confirmed Liverpool supporter.


23 posted on 09/10/2013 7:35:59 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Ax

Liverpool looks good so far this year.


24 posted on 09/10/2013 7:36:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 1rudeboy

IT’S OFFICIAL!!!! WE’RE GOING TO BRAZIL!!!!

And as of now Mexico is 5th. And as it stands they would be out.


25 posted on 09/10/2013 7:56:55 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 1rudeboy; Ax

If you’re a kopite, you might like this......

http://www.redcafe.net/threads/liverpool-remember-9-11-thoughts-on-this.376882/


26 posted on 09/11/2013 9:05:41 AM PDT by Natufian (t)
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To: Ax

I’m an Everton supporter, welcome neighbor. ;)


27 posted on 09/11/2013 9:07:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Sorry we stole your coach, guv.

United forever!!


28 posted on 09/11/2013 10:54:30 AM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: ArmstedFragg

And Fellaini, as well.


29 posted on 09/11/2013 11:01:43 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

We made a couple of trips to Goodison Park while we were stationed in Yorkshire, seeing Leeds Utd play Everton. A lady who sat near us (we had seasons tickets) told my late wife that everything in that stadium was painted blue, including the loos, so the wife Had to go there and see for herself. We didn’t get to see much of the city of Liverpool. What I did see was a typical northern England Industrial Revolution era city, just like Leeds and Manchester.


30 posted on 09/11/2013 11:38:15 AM PDT by Ax
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To: Natufian

Good to know that we’ll “Never Walk Alone!”


31 posted on 09/11/2013 11:42:25 AM PDT by Ax
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To: dfwgator

Yeah... didn’t want to rub it in.


32 posted on 09/11/2013 9:53:26 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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