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The United States men's national team ventured into their rivals' fortress and emerged unscathed, standing firm and earning a 0-0 draw against Mexico, but failing to break the Mexican defense on Tuesday night.
In six previous World Cup qualifiers at the Estadio Azteca, the US had managed to claim just one tie for its efforts. On Tuesday, it earned a second one, worth an invaluable point in the final round of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
In this most heated of rivalries, brimming with slights to avenge, the US showed up stout of heart, battling and grinding their way to an unlikely draw.
It was their second nervy result in five days, and a shock after the team had appeared to have reached its nadir after a Sporting News expose revealed a sizable part of the team disliked its coach, the experimental Jurgen Klinsmann. Instead, the Americans took the report as an occasion to rally, and followed up a snowbound 1-0 win over Costa Rica in Denver with a defense-fi...
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Roaming the sideline or leaning against the dugout wall during the United States men's national team 's gritty 0-0 tie with Mexico here on Tuesday , head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, clad in a simple sweater, slacks and sneakers, looked as stoic as ever.
But while his demeanor was unchanged, the perception of it has altered, courtesy of two hard-fought results that got the USA...
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U.S. Men’s National Team Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann
On the 0-0 result in Mexico City:
“We came here and we wanted to give it a shot to win this game but obviously we are very pleased with this result. Mexico gave everything they had, put us in a lot of pressure and I think the way our team was organized, connected and committed it was an unbelievable team effort...
Jurgen Klinsmann faced his roughest stretch yet of his short coaching career for the United States Men’s National Team heading into last Friday’s World Cup Qualifier against Costa Rica. Five days and two games later, all is calm. The USMNT picked up 4 crucial points against Costa Rica (3) and Mexico (1) after losing their first game to a talented Honduras squad. The US squad...
Mexico will be looking to get their World Cup qualifying campaign up and running at the third time of asking when they take on the United States on Tuesday.
Back-to-back draws against Jamaica and Honduras have caused concern in the Mexican camp as they chase one of three automatic qualifying places for next summer's finals in Brazil.
Coach Jose Manuel de la Torre has urged...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist The Americans got away with one. There's no denying that.
Mexico, playing at home, was the better team. They possessed the ball more, created more scoring chances (17 shots to 1) and corner kicks (15-2) and rarely stopped surging, even after one questionable call went against them early, bookended by an undeniably bad call...