The United States Men’s National Team qualified for the Hexagonal round in CONCACAF for the fifth consecutive time after finishing first in their respective preliminary group. The United States then drew Mexico (who also finished first) to play at home in the opening game of the Hexagonal. That’s right, USA will be facing off against Mexico in Columbus, Ohio for the 67th time in their history on November 11th, in which both teams will look to start off the Hex with three points in their quest to qualify for the World Cup in Russia in 2018.
Mexico vs. The United States has always been CONCACAF’s best rivalry, and it even matches up as one of the best rivalries in the soccer world as well. When these two teams get together, you can always expect a blood bath. The last meeting between these two happened in 2015, with a sold out crow of 88,000+ people, ended in a 3-2 extra time thriller that decided who was going to represent CONCACAF in next years Confederations Cup.
If you aren’t aware of “Dos A Cero,” I can give you a quick run down. In all 4 meetings that Mexico and the US have met in Columbus, Ohio, the score line has been 2-0 in favor of the USMNT. Columbus, Ohio has proven to be the best city to host Mexico in recent memory, where winning 2-0 four times in a row is an amazing result against our biggest rival. Will it happen again this year?
We are just under a month away from the biggest game of the year for the USMNT. It’ll come down to who wants it more. It’ll be interesting to see who Jurgen Klinsmann and Juan Carlos Osorio will select for this crucial game in the upcoming month. MAPFRE stadium has already announced that they are sold out of tickets, before releasing the tickets to the general public. 27,000 plus will pack the oldest MLS stadium on Novmeber 11th to witness another classic between the Mexicans and the Americans.
Will the USMNT be able to replace Clint Dempsey who has already been ruled out for the game? Will Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez prevail again? Will Christian Pulisic and Julian Green earn themselves a spot on the squad? Will Giovanni Dos Santos feature?
“Dos A Cero” in a video:
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