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Captain Claudio Recalls the Greatest 'Dos a Cero' of All

The U.S. Men’s National Team rode a shock opening win against fourth-ranked Portugal, a draw against the host Korea Republic and a little help from the goalposts to advance to the Round of 16 at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Finishing second in the group meant that the MNT would have less than three full days rest to turn around and face regional rivals Mexico in the highest stakes match the two

Captain Claudio Recalls the Greatest 'Dos a Cero' of All

The U.S. Men’s National Team rode a shock opening win against fourth-ranked Portugal, a draw against the host Korea Republic and a little help from the goalposts to advance to the Round of 16 at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Finishing second in the group meant that the MNT would have less than three full days rest to turn around and face regional rivals Mexico in the highest stakes match the two

Gallery: Remembering the Biggest Dos A Cero

It was 13 years ago, but the memory of the win is still as sweet as ever. The U.S. Men’s National Team played its way through to a berth in the Round of 16 at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and waiting for them was their arch nemesis and rival Mexico. In what would be the most important match in the 70 years of competition between the next-door nations, goals from Brian McBride and Landon Donovan

Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
June 21, 2002 MNT vs Germany 0-1 L Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium; Ulsan 37,337
June 17, 2002 MNT vs Mexico 2-0 W Daejon World Cup Stadium; Daejon 36,380 McBride, Donovan
June 14, 2002 MNT vs Poland 1-3 L Daejon World Cup Stadium; Daejon 26,482 Donovan
June 10, 2002 MNT vs Korea Republic 1-1 D Daegu World Cup Stadium; Daegu 60,778 Mathis
June 5, 2002 MNT vs Portugal 3-2 W Suwon World Cup Stadium; Suwon 37,306 O'Brien, Costa (og), McBride
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