Wednesday, February 06, 2008

US-Mexico | ESPN2 | Feb 6 | 9pm EST

Quick programming note: The best soccer rivalry in our region of the world gets going again on Wednesday night when the US plays a "friendly" against Mexico in Houston. ESPN2 @ 9pm EST

Besides two losses in Mexico City, the US is 9-0-1 during this millennium against Mexico which drives their fans nuts. However, repeatedly losing to the Yanks seems to have finally stopped the Mexican players from talking smack. That's too bad because they were always locks for a few crazy-ass comments prior to a game.

Two key players to watch for the US are Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey. Both guys are having good years with their teams in Europe. Bradley has scored nine goals in his last nine games (16 goals overall) for Heerenveen in the Netherlands and Dempsey has six goals for a struggling Fulham side in England.


Tyler M said...

mmm, should be fun. Bob Bradley called in a high quality squad but I'm still hoping the young guys (Adu, Altidore, Bradley) get lots of minutes in, get them all used to the biggest rivalry in American soccer. said...

It won't work in reality, that's exactly what I consider.