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U.S. MNT Faces Mexico at Estadio Azteca on Wednesday


U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Mexico – International Friendly
Estadio Azteca; Mexico City, Mexico
Aug. 15, 2012

U.S. FACES MEXICO AT ESTADIO AZTECA: Before the U.S. Men’s National Team resumes its 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying, the group will try to make history in its international friendly against Mexico at 7 p.m. CT (8 p.m. ET) on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. The USA’s attempt to win for the first time against Mexico on its own soil will be broadcast live on ESPN2, ESPN3 and Univision. Fans can follow the match on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker for live updates and join the discussion around the game via Twitter @ussoccer.

The friendly serves as an important chance to get back in the swing of international competition in advance of the USA’s return to qualifying competition when it faces Jamaica at 9:30 p.m. ET on Sept. 7 at National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. Four days later the teams square off again at 8 p.m. ET on Sept. 11 in front of what is expected to be a capacity crowd at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. That match will be broadcast live on ESPN2, ESPN3 and Univision (TICKETS). The U.S. will host a public training session at 10:30 a.m. ET on Sept. 9 at Crew Stadium. Admission and parking are free.

U.S. MNT PLAYERS PREVIEW USA-MEXICO
U.S. midfielder MAURICE EDU
On taking stock of the atmosphere provided by Estadio Azteca:
“We’re all aware of that. It’s part and parcel of this fixture and it’s something we get excited for. It’s going to be a crazy environment. It’s one of the biggest games for us and we use that as our own personal motivation. If we get a win here, it’s a big deal for us and that’s what we’re all looking to do on Wednesday night.”

U.S. midfielder DaMARCUS BEASLEY
On what it would mean to beat Mexico on Wednesday:
“It would be amazing if I could be a part of that. Just being around the guys again is great for me. To beat them and being the first team to ever do it would be pretty special. Hopefully we can do that Wednesday and get a good result.”

U.S. goalkeeper TIM HOWARD
On the gap between the success of Mexico and the U.S.:
“It depends who you ask. I think ourselves and Mexico are always very close. Depending on six months or one year, either team can go ahead. Because both teams are so talented, it doesn’t take much to shift the balance. That’s why we play these games and it’s important to not only win the head-to-head competition but also when it comes to qualifying to finish first because they’re going to want to finish first. Those things are important to say who the best is. When you have two great teams, everyone is going to have an opinion on who is better.”

For more U.S. player comments previewing Wednesday’s game, visit ussoccer.com.

U.S. MNT 2012 SCHEDULE

Date

Opponent

Result/Time (ET)

U.S. goalscorers/TV

Venue

Jan. 21

Venezuela

1-0 W

Ricardo Clark

Univ. of Phoenix Stadium; Glendale, Ariz.

Jan. 25

Panama

1-0 W

Graham Zusi

Estadio Rommel Fernandez; Panama City, Panama

Feb. 29

Italy

1-0 W

Clint Dempsey

Stadio Luigi Ferraris; Genoa

May 26

Scotland

5-1 W

L. Donovan (3), M. Bradley, J. Jones

EverBank Field; Jacksonville, Fla.

May 30

Brazil

1-4 L

Herculez Gomez

FedExField; Landover, Md.

June 3

Canada

0-0 T

None

BMO Field; Toronto, Canada

June 8

Antigua & Barbuda*

3-1 W

Carlos Bocanegra, Clint Dempsey, Herculez Gomez

Raymond James Stadium; Tampa, Fla.

June 12

Guatemala*

1-1 T

Clint Dempsey

Estadio Nacional Mateo Flores; Guatemala City

Aug. 15

Mexico

8 p.m.

ESPN2/ESPN3/Univision

Estadio Azteca; Mexico City, Mexico

Sept. 7

Jamaica*

9:30 p.m.

National Stadium; Kingston, Jamaica

Sept. 11

Jamaica*

8 p.m.

ESPN2/ESPN3/Univision

Columbus Crew Stadium; Columbus, Ohio

Oct. 12

Antigua & Barbuda*

7 p.m.

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium; North Sound, Antigua

Oct. 16

Guatemala*

7 p.m.

ESPN2/ESPN3/Univision

LIVESTRONG Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan.

*2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying

U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION – DETAILED ROSTER
GOALKEEPERS (3) : Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (6) : Steven Beitashour (San Jose Earthquakes), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim)
MIDFIELDERS (9) : DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Jose Torres (Pachuca), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (5 ): Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Herculez Gomez (Santos), Alan Gordon (San Jose Earthquakes), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

ROSTER NOTES

  • Six players on the U.S. roster play professionally in Liga MX in Mexico: DaMarcus Beasley, Edgar Castillo, Joe Corona, Herculez Gomez, Michael Orozco Fiscal and Jose Torres.
  • Gomez became the first U.S. player to win both an MLS Cup title and Mexican League title as Santos defeated Monterrey in the Liguilla final. Gomez had 19 goals in all competitions for Santos last season.
  • Jermaine Jones leads the U.S. this year in games (7), minutes played (609) and assists (3). He scored his second international goal in the 5-1 victory against Scotland on May 26, heading home the USA’s fifth on the night. Jones helped Schalke 04 to a third-place finish in the German Bundesliga and a spot in this season’s UEFA Champions League.
  • Landon Donovan made his return to the National Team for the first time since September of 2011 when he scored three goals and assisted another during the USA’s win against Scotland on May 26. Donovan has 49 goals and 143 caps following the Guatemala match.
  • MLS contributes the most players of any league, sending 10 to Mexico City: Kyle Beckerman, Steve Beitashour, Matt Besler, Donovan, Alan Gordon, Sean Johnson, Nick Rimando, Brek Shea, Chris Wondolowski and Graham Zusi.
  • The five players on the U.S. strike force have posted impressive number of goals in their respective league campaigns. The trio of MLS strikers have 35 between them
  • Wondolowski of the San Jose Earthquakes leads MLS with 17 goals – three more goals than Western Conference foe Chivas USA has scored as a team.
  • Wondolowski scored the opening goal for the MLS All-Stars in their 3-2 win against Chelsea. Four other rostered U.S. players were on the field that day: Kyle Beckerman, Steven Beitashour, Donovan and Zusi.
  • Terrence Boyd and Gomez have already contributed goals in the new seasons with their club. Boyd has tallied a pair of league goals and one in Europa League qualifying for Rapid Vienna, while Gomez has deposited two in four games for Santos.
  • Sporting Kansas City defender Matt Besler and midfielder Graham Zusi recently won the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with a 3-2 shootout victory against three-time defending U.S. Open Cup champion Seattle Sounders FC on Aug. 8 (HIGHLIGHTS). Besler, called up to the U.S. MNT for the first time, had one of the team’s penalty kick conversions en route to the win.
  • Zusi became the 14th U.S. player since 1986 to score a goal in his first cap when he tallied the game-winner in the USA’s 1-0 victory against Panama on Jan. 25 of this year.
  • Twenty players on the USA’s current roster have played in less than 40 international games and three (Besler, Beitashour and Alan Gordon) are in search of their first cap.
  • Gordon was a late addition to the U.S. MNT roster on Sunday, Aug. 12. He is enjoying a career year in MLS with nine goals in 16 games. He, Wondolowski and Beitashour are playing for an Earthquakes team that leads the Western Conference with a 14-5-5 record heading into the week.
  • Geoff Cameron arrives after completing his transfer to Stoke City in the English Premier League.
  • Joe Corona makes his second appearance on the MNT roster. The midfielder and Development Academy product debuted for the senior team in the 5-0 win against Scotland on May 26 in Jacksonville.

USA VS. MEXICO SERIES

  • The era of Jurgen Klinsmann began with the last meeting between the United States and Mexico, a 1-1 draw on Aug. 10, 2011, in Philadelphia
  • This Wednesday marks the first international friendly between the teams on Mexican soil since the U.S. played to a 2-1 loss on Oct. 17, 1984, at Estadio Neza 86. Perry Van Der Beck provided the USA’s lone goal, which also was Van Der Beck’s first international tally.
  • The U.S. has a 15-32-12 all-time record against Mexico in 59 games.
  • Since 2000, the USA has posted a 10-5-3 record against Mexico.
  • Mexico is 23-0-1 against the U.S. in its home country, with the lone draw being a scoreless FIFA World Cup qualifying match on Nov. 2, 1997.
  • In that 0-0 draw, the U.S. was reduced to 10 men when Jeff Agoos was shown a red in the 32nd minute for elbowing Mexico’s Pavel Pardo. The USA also was without four regular starters in goalkeeper Kasey Keller (thumb) and midfielders Claudio Reyna (suspension), Tab Ramos (ACL) and Earnie Stewart (calf).
  • The biggest meeting in series history was the USA’s 2-0 victory in the Round of 16 at the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea on June 17. Brian McBride and Landon Donovan scored goals in that match.
  • Donovan has five goals in 14 games against Mexico.

USA AT ESTADIO AZTECA

Construction on the 105,000-seat Estadio Azteca was completed in 1966, making the behemoth the largest stadium in Latin America and one of the largest in the world. Several notable events have taken place at Estadio Azteca over the last 46 years, including the 1968 Summer Olympics, 1970 and 1986 FIFA World Cups and recently the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

The stadium, which features a natural grass surface, also witnessed the first international regular-season National Football League game on Oct. 2, 2005, between the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers. Since 1972, the U.S. has played Mexico at the Estadio Azteca nine times with a 0-8-1 overall record.

U.S. Record at Estadio Azteca (0-8-1)

  • Sept. 3, 1972 – L, 1-3
  • Aug. 24, 1975 – L, 0-2
  • Nov. 9, 1980 – L, 1-5
  • July 25, 1993 – L, 0-4
  • Nov. 2, 1997 – T, 0-0
  • Aug. 1, 1999 – L, 0-1
  • July 1, 2001 – L, 0-1
  • March 27, 2005 – L, 1-2
  • Aug. 12, 2009 – L, 1-2

Before 1966, Mexico contested its international games at Estadio Olimpico Universitario and before that at Estadio Olimpico de la Ciudad de los Deportes. This Wednesday marks the first international friendly at Estadio Azteca since Aug. 24, 1975.

U.S. MNT GOALSCORERS VS. MEXICO (IN MEXICO)

The USA has scored 15 goals during the team’s head-to-head series in Mexico. Alexander Rae leads the list with three goals in three games in 1937. John McEwan had two goals in Mexico during the 1937 campaign. Ten other players have tallied a goal across the border:

  • Sept. 12, 1937 – L 2-7 (Alexander Rae, John McEwan) at Mexico City, Mexico
  • Sept. 19, 1937 – L 3-7 (George Nemchick, Rae, McEwan) at Mexico City, Mexico
  • Sept. 26, 1937 – L 1-5 (Rae) at Mexico City, Mexico
  • Sept. 18, 1949 – L 2-6 (Ben Wattman, John Souza) at Mexico City, Mexico
  • Jan. 14, 1954 – L 1-3 (William Looby) at Mexico City, Mexico
  • Sept. 3, 1972 – L 1-3 (Willie Roy) at Mexico City, Mexico
  • Sept. 5, 1974 – L 1-3 (Dennis Vaninger) at Monterrey, Mexico
  • Nov. 9, 1980 – L 1-5 (Rick Davis) at Mexico City, Mexico
  • Oct. 17, 1984 – L 1-2 (Perry Van der Beck) at Mexico City, Mexico
  • March 27, 2005 – L 1-2 (Eddie Lewis) at Mexico City, Mexico
  • Aug. 12, 2009 – L 1-2 (Charlie Davies) at Mexico City, Mexico

USA-MEXICO CONNECTIONS

  • DaMarcus Beasley: Beasley made the move to Mexico and Puebla FC in the summer of 2011. Since then, the 30-year-old midfielder has scored seven goals in more than 30 league appearances for La Franja. During his career, he has played in MLS, the Netherlands, England, Scotland and Germany before taking on a new challenge in Mexico.
  • Edgar Castillo: The 25-year-old defender is the only current player to have played for both the U.S. Men’s National Team and Mexico’s senior team. Born in Las Cruces, N.M., Castillo made his debut for the Mexican national team in 2007 in a friendly against Colombia, but under a change in FIFA regulations became eligible to play for the U.S. MNT because he had yet to play in a competitive match at the senior level. Castillo switched allegiances and earned his first cap for the U.S. on Nov. 18, 2009, against Denmark. His entire professional career has been spent in Mexico, beginning with Santos Laguna in 2006 before moving to Club America in 2009. While with America, he was sent on loan to Tigres, San Luis, Puebla and Club Tijuana.
  • Joe Corona: The midfielder is a teammate of Castillo’s at Club Tijuana. Corona, who was born in Los Angeles and grew up in San Diego, played one year of college soccer for San Diego State in 2008 and was a teammate of U.S. MNT call-up Steven Beitashour with the Aztecs. The 22-year-old made one appearance with Mexico’s U-22 side at the 2011 Pan American Games, but that did not tie him to the country because it was not an official FIFA competition. He scored four goals in the USA’s unsuccessful effort to qualify for the London Olympics. Corona has played for Tijuana since 2009 and helped the club earn promotion from the Mexican second division by scoring in the promotion playoff final in a 2-1 win against Irapuato on May 21, 2011. Corona also scored Tijuana’s first-ever goal in the first division. He continues to live in San Diego and commute to Tijuana.
  • Herculez Gomez: Gomez spent seven years in MLS before making the move to Liga MX in January 2010 with Puebla. The 30-year-old striker has bounced from team to team, but always has worked his way into the starting lineup. Following a short spell with Puebla, Gomez moved to Pachuca and Estudiantes Tecos before landing at Santos Laguna where he helped guide the team to the Liga MX 2012 Clausura title by scoring 19 goals in all competitions. Gomez has played club alongside Mexico call-up Edgar Gerardo Lugo at both Santos Laguna and Puebla.
  • Michael Orozco Fiscal: The Orange, Calif., native has spent his entire professional career with San Luis, but also gained experience on loan with the Philadelphia Union during the 2010 MLS season. He made his professional debut for the Potosinos in 2006 and made nearly 100 league appearances for the club in the last six years. He was part of the USA’s team at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
  • Jose Torres: The Texas native has become a mainstay for Pachuca since coming up through the youth system in 2006. Torres has made more than 100 appearances for the Tuzos since 2006. He was part of the team as Pachuca won the Liga MX 2007 Clausura championship – its last title. Torres broke into the starting XI in 2008 and has been a constant for the squad since then.

IN THE RECORD BOOKS

  • DaMarcus Beasley, in search of his first cap since Nov. 11, 2011, is tied with Earnie Stewart for seventh all-time in goals (17), ranks eighth in assists (13) and tied for 13th place with Alexi Lalas with 96 appearances.
  • Landon Donovan surpassed Jeff Agoos for the most starts in U.S. history with his 125th during the USA’s 5-1 victory against Scotland on May 26. Donovan currently holds U.S. records in career starts (129), goals (49), assists (48) and points (146). He is second in career appearances (143), trailing only 2011 National Soccer Hall of Fame inductee Cobi Jones (164).
  • This year’s USA team is currently on pace to have its best defensive campaign in the modern era. The U.S. has allowed only four goals in eight games (0.5 goals allowed per match). The second-best performance came in 2008, when the USA allowed eight goals in 14 games (0.57), followed by 2004 (nine goals in 15 games; 0.6) and 2005 (12 goals in 20 games; 0.6).

BY THE NUMBERS:

  • 0: Caps for three USA players on the current roster: Steven Beitashour, Matt Besler, Alan Gordon
  • 3: Career hat tricks for Landon Donovan
  • 3: USA players who have played Mexico at the Estadio Azteca: DaMarcus Beasley, Donovan, Tim Howard
  • 5: Goals for Donovan against Mexico
  • 8: Losses for Mexico at Estadio Azteca. Their lifetime record is 79-8-32
  • 18: Mexico’s current FIFA ranking
  • 19: Goals by Herculez Gomez with Santos last season
  • 23: Wins by Mexico against the United States when playing the host country
  • 32: Overall wins by Mexico against the USA – the most among all U.S. opponents
  • 36: USA’s current FIFA ranking

ON USSOCCER.COM:

JURGEN KLINSMANN FACT FILE: Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann is in the midst of his second year and first full calendar year in charge of the U.S. Men’s National Team. Below are some of his past accomplishments as a player and coach.

  • Klinsmann was named the U.S. Men’s National Team head coach on July 29, 2011, making him the 35th coach in the history of the program.
  • Klinsmann’s record as head coach of the Men’s National Team is 7-5-3, and he led the team on a five-game winning streak that started with a 3-2 victory on Nov. 15, 2001, against Slovenia and was capped off by a 5-1 win against Scotland on May 26, 2012.
  • Klinsmann’s U.S. coaching debut was a 1-1 draw against Mexico on Aug. 10, 2011, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. During Klinsmann’s abbreviated 2011 tenure, opponents outscored the USA by a 7-5 margin. The USA’s two victories during the Klinsmann era in 2011 include a 1-0 win against Honduras (Oct. 8) and a 3-2 victory against Slovenia (Nov. 15).
  • Klinsmann was named the Germany National Team manager in 2004 and guided Germany to a 20-6-8 record and a third-place finish in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He earned Coach of the Year honors in Germany, and two years later, he took over the head coaching position at Bayern Munich.
  • As a player, Klinsmann played 17 club seasons from 1981 to 1998 with the following teams: Stuttgarter Kickers (1981-84), VfB Stuttgart (1984-89), Internazionale (1989-92), Monaco (1992-94), Tottenham Hotspur (1994-95, 97-98), Bayern Munich (1995-97) and Sampdoria (1997-98). During that time, he scored 226 goals in 506 appearances. He was named German Player of the Year in 1988 and 1994 and FWA Footballer of the Year in 1995.
  • Klinsmann earned 108 caps with the German National Team, scoring 47 goals. He participated in three World Cups (1990, 1994 and 1998) and won the 1990 World Cup.
  • Klinsmann was born on July 30, 1964, in Goppingen, Germany.

IN FOCUS: MEXICO

  • Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación A.C. (Mexican Football Federation)
  • Founded: 1927 (Joined FIFA in 1929)
  • Head Coach: Jose Manuel De La Torre
  • FIFA Ranking: 18
  • Highest FIFA Ranking: 4 (1998, 2006)
  • Lowest FIFA Ranking: 33 (2009)
  • Best World Cup Finish: Quarterfinals (1970, 1986)

MEXICO UPDATE

  • Héctor Moreno scored his first international goal to lift Mexico to a 2-1 road victory against El Salvador on June 12 to maintain the Group B lead in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying. Moreno also assisted Jesús Zavala’s tally earlier in the match.
  • Javier “Chicharito” Hernández has scored 23 Premier League goals in 55 matches in his first two seasons with Manchester United. He was the leading scorer of the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup with seven goals as Mexico went on to beat the U.S. 4-2 in the championship on June 25 in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
  • Mexico is 6-1-0 in international competition this year, with the one loss coming against Colombia (a 2-0 defeat) on Feb. 29 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.
  • Mexico’s U-23 team defeated Brazil 2-1 on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Wembley Stadium in London to capture the country’s first and only Olympic gold medal in the London Games.

MEXICO ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (2): Guillermo Ochoa (Ajaccio, France), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca)
DEFENDERS (7): Francisco Javier Rodríguez (Stuttgart), Héctor Moreno (Espanyol), Severo Meza (Monterrey), Hugo Ayala (UANL Tigres), Jorge Torres Nilo (UANL Tigres), Enrique Pérez (Morelia), Adrian Aldrete (Club América)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Jesús Zavala (Monterrey), Manuel Viniegra (UANL Tigres), Edgar Gerardo Lugo (Santos Laguna), Pablo Barrera (Cruz Azul), Andrés Guardado (Valencia), Ángel Reyna (Monterrey)
FORWARDS (3): Elías Hernández (UANL Tigres), Aldo de Nigris (Monterrey), Javier Hernández (Manchester United)

FIFA WORLD CUP QUALIFYING – CONCACAF SEMIFINAL ROUND
Following Wednesday’s match, the USA and Mexico look ahead to the remainder of the Semifinal Round of 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying. For CONCACAF, this qualifying process consists of three groups of four teams each, comprised of the top six seeds (USA, Mexico, Honduras, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Cuba) being split into three groups and joined by six previous group winners from the second round (Panama, Canada, El Salvador, Antigua & Barbuda, Guyana, Guatemala). The top two teams from each group advance to the Final Round, with that stage to be played from February through October 2013. The top three teams automatically qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, while the fourth-place team would then play a two-game playoff against the champion of the Oceania region to determine the other World Cup-bound team.

The U.S. currently leads Group A with four points and holds the goal differential edge over Jamaica following a group-opening 3-1 victory against Antigua & Barbuda and a 1-1 draw against Guatemala . Mexico is atop Group B with six points after defeating Guyana and El Salvador.

GROUP A STANDINGS

Team

GP

W

L

T

GF

GA

GD

Pts

USA

2

1

0

1

4

2

+2

4

Jamaica

2

1

0

1

2

1

+1

4

Guatemala

2

0

1

1

2

3

-1

1

Antigua & Barbuda

2

0

1

1

1

3

-2

1

Group A Schedule
June 8
USA 3, Antigua & Barbuda 1
Jamaica 2, Guatemala 1

June 12
USA 1, Guatemala 1
Antigua & Barbuda 0, Jamaica 0

Sept. 7
USA at Jamaica
Antigua & Barbuda at Guatemala

Sept. 11
Jamaica at USA
Guatemala at Antigua & Barbuda

Oct. 12
USA at Antigua & Barbuda
Jamaica at Guatemala

Oct. 16
Guatemala at USA
Antigua & Barbuda at Jamaica

GROUP B STANDINGS

Team

GP

W

L

T

GF

GA

GD

Pts

Mexico

2

2

0

0

5

2

+3

6

Costa Rica

2

1

0

1

6

2

+4

4

El Salvador

2

0

1

1

3

4

-1

1

Guyana

2

0

2

0

1

7

-6

0

Group B Schedule
June 8
Mexico 3, Guyana 1
Costa Rica 2, El Salvador 2

June 12
Costa Rica 4, Guyana 0
Mexico 2, El Salvador 1

Sept. 7
Mexico at Costa Rica
Guyana at El Salvador

Sept. 11
El Salvador at Guyana
Costa Rica at Mexico

Oct. 12
Costa Rica at El Salvador
Mexico at Guyana

Oct. 16
Guyana at Costa Rica
El Salvador at Mexico

LAST TIME
On the field for USA:
June 12, 2012 – Estadio Mateo Flores – Guatemala City, Guatemala – 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Semifinal Round
USA             1  Clint Dempsey 40
Guatemala  1  Marco Pappa 83

LINEUPS:
USA: 1-Tim Howard; 6-Steve Cherundolo, 21-Clarence Goodson (20-Geoff Cameron, 46), 3-Carlos Bocanegra (capt.), 23-Fabian Johnson; 7-Maurice Edu, 4-Michael Bradley, 13-Jermaine Jones; 10-Landon Donovan (14-Kyle Beckerman, 90+3), 8-Clint Dempsey, 9-Herculez Gomez (17-Jozy Altidore, 64)
Subs not used: 2-Michael Parkhurst, 5-Oguchi Onyewu, 11-Joe Corona, 12-Brad Guzan, 16-Jose Torres, 19-Chris Wondolowski
Head coach: Jurgen Klinsmann

GUA: 1-Ricardo Jerez Jr.; 4-Erwin Morales, 5-Carlos Gallardo, 14-Luis Rodriguez, 3-Elias Vasquez; 6-Wilfred Velasquez, 11-Jose Manuel Contreras (15-Manuel Leon, 46), 18-Carlos Figueroa (16-Marco Pappa, 46); 10-Mario Rodriguez (17-Dwight Pezzarossi, 46), 20-Carlos Ruiz, 19-Marvin Avila
Subs not used: 2-Rafael Morales, 7-Jose del Aguila, 8-Gonzalo Romero, 9-Jairo Arreola, 12-Paulo Cesar Motta, 13-Alejandro Galindo, 21-Juan Paredes, 22-Minor Lopez, 23-Jonathan Lopez
Head coach: Ever Hugo Almeida

Vs. Mexico
Aug. 10, 2011 – Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia, Pa. – International Friendly
USA       1  Robbie Rogers 73
Mexico  1   Oribe Peralta 17

LINEUPS:
USA : 1-Tim Howard; 6-Steve Cherundolo, 5-Michael Orozco Fiscal, 3-Carlos Bocanegra (capt.), 2-Edgar Castillo; 7-Kyle Beckerman 4-Michael Bradley (16-Robbie Rogers, 72), 8-Jermaine Jones (17-Brek Shea, 60) ,10-Landon Donovan, 11-Jose Torres (15-Ricardo Clark, 84); 9-Edson Buddle (18-Juan Agudelo, 60)
Subs not used: 12-Bill Hamid, 13-Zach Lloyd, 14-Heath Pearce
Head coach: Jurgen Klinsmann

MEX : 1-Guillermo Ochoa, 16-Efrain Juarez (22- Paul Aguilar, 75), 4-Rafael Marquez (2-Francisco Javier Rodriguez, 69), 15-Hector Moreno, 3-Carlos Salcido; 7- Pablo Barrera (21-Christian Bermudez, 72), 6-Gerardo Torrado, 17-Antonio Naelson (10-Giovani dos Santos, 55), 8-Israel Castro, 18-Andres Guardado; 19-Oribe Peralta (9-Omar Arellano, 62)
Subs not used: 11-Javier Aquino, 12- Alfredo Talavera, 13-Jesus Zavala, 20-Jorge Torres Nilo
Head coach: Jose Manuel de la Torre

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