Posted March 26, 2013 on AP on Fox
Injuries forced yet another retooling of the United States' lineup ahead of its World Cup qualifier in Mexico on Tuesday night, with Maurice Edu getting the start in central midfield in place of Jermaine Jones. Edu will pair with Michael Bradley in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Graham Zusi, Clint Dempsey and Herculez Gomez in front of them and Jozy Altidore up front. But Jurgen Klinsmann made another switch to his back line, opting to start Matt Besler ahead of Clarence Goodson at center back in only Besler's second appearance for the Americans. Klinsmann left Geoff Cameron at right back and DaMarcus Beasley at left back, a combination that worked well in Friday night's 1-0 victory over Costa Rica. Omar Gonzalez is the other center back. The Americans are looking for their first World Cup qualifying win at Azteca Stadium, where Mexico has not lost a qualifier since 2001.

No-Calls in US-Mexico Game

Click here to view the embedded video. The latest installment of the US-Mexico Soccer rivalry was not without astericks. Michael Bradley’s challenge on Javier Hernandez could have gone either way – and it did, as the line judge disagreed with head referee. Then came Maurice Edu’s challenge on Javier Aquino in the 76th minute, where Edu took down Aquino from behind without any...

Mexico fails to meet expectations

This night should have set Mexico back on its expected path toward the top of the Hexagonal. The USA came into Estadio Azteca battered and bruised, with a host of deficiencies to exploit. Mexico, the new kings of CONCACAF, looked poised to notch yet another win over the Yanks. It didn't happen. Mexico coach Jose Manuel "Chepo" de la Torre and his players will surely...
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