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USA vs. Mexico: Last Time Out - Sept. 3, 2005


• Steve Ralston and DaMarcus Beasley Score for U.S.
• U.S. Becomes First CONCACAF Team to Qualify for World Cup
• Keller Extends 2006 WCQ Shutout Streak


The last time they faced Mexico, the U.S. Men’s National Team earned a berth to the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany with a 2-0 victory in front of a raucous sold-out crowd of 24,685 fans at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. After a scoreless first half, Steve Ralston and DaMarcus Beasley scored in a six-minute span to qualify the U.S. for their fifth consecutive World Cup. It marked the first time since 1934 that the U.S. was the first team from the CONCACAF region to qualify for the World Cup. The U.S. became the eighth country to qualify for the 32-team FIFA World Cup.

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HISTORY vs. Mexico Win Loss Tie
All-time Record 12 29 10
World Cup 1 0 0
World Cup Qualifying 4 14 5
Gold Cup 1 2 0
Copa America 0 0 1
Confederations Cup 0 1 0
Other Competition 6 12 4
All-time Home Record 10 6 8
All-time Away Record 0 22 1
All-time Neutral Record 2 1 1
GOALS U.S. Mexico
All-time Goals 56 115
WCQ Goals 26 63
World Cup Goals 2 0
Other Goals 28 52
     
SHUTOUTS U.S. Mexico
USA vs. Mex. WCQ Shutouts 4 9
USA vs. Mex. World Cup Shutouts 1 0
USA vs. Mex. Other Comp. Shutouts 9 11
USA vs. Mexico All-time Shutouts 14 20

LAST TIME THEY MET…

USA Stats    

USA SUBS

MEXICO SUBS

  Mexico Stats
Shots 11   74, 25-Mastroeni > 21-Donovan 58, 22-Medina > 17-Fonseca   Shots 7
Saves 2   81, 23-Quaranta > 19-Ralston 59, 16-Mendez > 2-Rodriguez   Saves 4
Corner Kicks 2   90+, 11-Cunningham > 20-McBride 69, 10-Bravo > 7-Naelson   Corner Kicks 4
Fouls 20         Fouls 18
Offside 1         Offside 6
               
Scoring Min.         Scoring Min.
Ralston 53         None.  
Beasley 58            
               
Head Coach:           Head Coach:  
Bruce Arena           Ricardo LaVolpe  
               

LAST TIME…
USA vs. Mexico
Sept. 3, 2005 – Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio – 2006 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
USA    2 Steve Ralston 53', DaMarcus Beasley 58'
MEX    0

Att: 24,685 (Sell Out)

USA: 18-Kasey Keller; 2-Frankie Hejduk, 22-Oguchi Onyewu, 3-Gregg Berhalter, 7-Eddie Lewis; 19-Steve Ralston (23-Santino Quaranta, 81), 10-Claudio Reyna (capt.), 14-Chris Armas, 17-DaMarcus Beasley; 21-Landon Donovan (25-Pablo Mastroeni, 74), 20-Brian McBride (11-Jeff Cunningham, 90+)
Subs not used: 1-Marcus Hahnemann, 4-Carlos Bocanegra, 12-Jimmy Conrad, 13-Taylor Twellman
Head Coach: Bruce Arena


MEX: 1-Oswaldo Sanchez; 2-Francisco Rodriguez (16-Mario Mendez, 59), 4-Rafael Marquez (capt.), 5-Duilio Davino, 3-Carlos Salcido; 6-Gerardo Torrado, 11-Ramon Morales, 20-Gerardo Galindo, 7-Antonio Naelson (10-Omar Bravo, 69), 17-Francisco Fonseca (22-Alberto Medina, 58), 9-Jared Borgetti
Subs not used: 12-Moises Munoz, 14-Gonzalo Pineda, 19-Oscar Rojas, 23-Luis Perez
Head Coach: Ricardo LaVolpe

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