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Big one tonight if we can get a draw. The US team basically never wins at the Azteca. 9:30 tonight on ESPN. Who's gonna be watching this one?
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I will definitely be watching with my 2010 USA Donovan jersey on! Side note: I kind of regretted not getting Dempsey instead of Donovan when I got it for the World Cup, and now I really regret it. Anyways, I'm optimistic that we can get out of there with a point. Do you share my optimism?
Not really... I try not to expect anything when we're in the Azteca
Been waiting for this match for a while, HUGE game for both teams
Your will to win will define you tomorrow.
Soccer has become my second favorite sport over the last year. I have no idea how or why, but I can't get enough of the stuff. However, it is still a distant second behind College Football (and pro to a much lesser extent).
Hoping we can snag a point in this one. Didn't we win last time we played there after like 22 or something games without a win?
Donovan and Klinnsman need to get together and hash out whatever their problem is... Donovan is sorely needed on the team.
Yeah, our A team took down like Mexico's D team in a friendly last year. It wasn't quite that bad but Mexico didn't field their usual squad. It's too bad all of our Germa... umm... dual citizenship players are hurt as well as Tim Howard.
Dempsey is the captain tonight, so at least a Texan is leading the charge. Maybe that's some good mojo.
Huge game, and a rivalry that still goes underappreciated by the American public, who glorify rivalries. Azteca is an incredibly bad venue, but incredible nonetheless. I worry about this game because:
A) Mexico is reloading itself with a great young pool of players headed by Chicharito and dos Santos. They left their match last week with cramps, so let's hope that continues.
B) Mexico is desperate. They've played two games and only have 2 points to show for it, when they should have at least 4. They are feeling the pressure.
C) Our obvious lack of success in Mexico. If we get overwhelmed in a passionate place like Mexico, what chance do we stand in a CRAZY atmosphere like Brazil?
Rooting like crazy for a point. A draw is a win for us, because we stay 3 points ahead of El Tri. Remember the Alamo, and BTHO Mexico.
i'm out of town on business this week, so yeah, i'll be in a bar, likely watching this game.
question: i see a lot of references to this being a "big game", but what exactly are the implications re: qualifying?
Well, to get into the World Cup you need to finish in the top 3 of the CONCACAF standings. Right now the US is second, but if we could pick up even a draw in this game it will be huge for down the road. We already lost at Honduras which was bad, but we got a good win over Costa Rica at home on Friday.
This game is a big game because the US and Mexico are the two best teams in CONCACAF and this game actually means something. In reality, both teams are probably going to get into the World Cup, but it's still a big game just because of the rivalry and for standings.
Clicking on a thread with an obvious title and then posting that you don't care about it is one of my biggest annoyances in the entire world. Why do people feel the need to go out of their way to let people know they don't care about something?
Sorry, I've just been waiting for a reason to use that gif.
Win - Helps us and really puts Mexico in a bind
Draw - Helps us more than helps Mexico
Lose - Helps Mexico, hurts us.
This explains it well. Top three teams automatically advance to the Finals next June, and the 4th place team will play New Zealand for the other spot.
...who the heck seriously knows except God, and Sumlin. ~ Aggiemom6
We have an indoor game at 6:10, playing our game then well all watch the game at the indoor arena with a few pitchers of beer. Should be a good night, really good if we win.
That's what I thought. Thanks!
If they play like they did against Canada they'll get their balls kicked in.
What is the story behind Donovan and klinsman?
I'm amazed by how popular soccer has become in the past few years. I hated the sport and thought it was for pvssies (I still think so for half the teams), but when we made a run at the world cup for men's and women's I couldn't help but get into it. It definitely helped that I fell in love with like 90% of the women's team.
Ha, very true. Alex Morgan won me over. International soccer has a passion that is rivaled ONLY by College Football here in the US. I don't see how any sports fan can not enjoy the game immensely. I think the only reason it is not as popular here is because the US Men's National Team is not very good. The day we become competitive internationally will be the day that soccer "blows up" here in the states.
We've been fairly competitive lately. We may not be elite, but we're certainly competitive.
Donovon is taking a sabbatical for god knows what reason.
I can't wait to watch it. I love international competition. I'd watch pretty much anything that's America vs the world. USA USA USA
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