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USMNT looks to punch World Cup ticket tonight vs. Mexico

usa soccer mexico previewThe U.S. men’s national team will take the pitch tonight in Columbus, Ohio, with a chance to make it a very special night.

Jurgen Klinsmann’s team is currently in second place in the CONCACAF Hexagonal, one point back of Costa Rica. The Ticos defeated the Americans on Friday night to break their 12-match winning streak. A win by the U.S. tonight at Columbus Crew Stadium, combined with a Honduras win or tie against visiting Panama, means the Americans can punch their ticket to next summer’s World Cup in Brazil.

Sounds easy, right?

Well, there is one thing standing in the way of the celebration – arch-rival Mexico.

Our preview of the match starts now at World Soccer Talk.

U.S. team finally breaks Azteca jinx

Sports is all about numbers.

And heading into Wednesday night’s friendly against Mexico, the U.S. Men’s National Team faced some pretty unpleasant numbers.

The U.S. team had never beaten the Mexican team in Mexico, despite trying for 75 years.

The U.S. was 0-23-1 against El Tri in those 75 years.

The U.S. was 0-19-1 at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, being outscored 81-14.

But that all changed Wednesday night, and now the only number that counts is the final score:

USA 1, Mexico 0.

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