World Cup Qualifying: USA in the CONCACAF Final Round, March Game Coverage
Two big games for the USMNT this month, as they face Costa Rica in Colorado's DSG Park before traveling to face Mexico in the fortress they call Estadio Azteca. This is your hub for all of B&RU's coverage on this month's World Cup Qualifiers.
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The USA somehow are sitting second in the final round standings of the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying tournament, but the biggest hurdle of them all stands in front of us tonight: a visit to Mexico's Estadio Azteca, one of the toughest venues for any visiting team in the world.
For the United States, "away vs. Mexico" is usually the hardest fixture in qualifying, and for good reason: They're easily the strongest, deepest team we could face in CONCACAF, and Estadio Azteca's combination of altitude, pollution, and the gargantuan crowd it can hold make it arguably the toughest venue for visitors on the planet. Nonetheless, the USMNT have a real chance to make history and pile the pressure on their southern rivals.
In part two of the USMNT's magical mystery tour, the team flies south to Mexico City to take on El Tri. Will Juergan stick with his more attacking lineup or will he revert to three holding midfielders?
In which we look back at the last time CONCACAF's two powers squared off. It was the first - and so far only - time the U.S. had ever won in Mexico's Estadio Azteca, the scene of tomorrow's World Cup Qualifier.
The Yanks take the field tonight in the second of 10 CONCACAF final round Wold Cup qualifiers. The opponent is Costa Rica, and USMNT manager Jurgen Klinsmann is calling this a must-win. This is your place for pregame, in-game and postgame discussion.
Even though Juergen Klinsmann has used a different lineup in each of his matches as United States Men's National Team coach, that does not stop us from trying to predict his team for the Costa Rica match anyways!
Jurgen Klinsmann continues to snub D.C. United's American stars, leaving Chris Pontius and Bill Hamid off of his 23-man roster for this months World Cup Qualifiers. Meanwhile, Marcos Sanchez will join Panama for their qualifiers this month, and Dejan Jakovic will play in Canada's friendly this weekend in Dubai. Full USA roster here.