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World Cup Qualifying - United States vs. Mexico preview: When Last We Met... Escape from Azteca

It was a brave defensive performance from the USMNT, and fortune favored the brave on that night in March, when the Yanks marched out of Estadio Azteca in Mexico City with a scoreless draw.

There weren't any goals, but that's exactly what Juergen Klinsmann & Co. were looking for as the United States escaped Estadio Azteca with a precious point, denying Mexico what they surely thought should have been a full three points in the process. There was brave defending from the U.S. back line, to be sure, but this one came down to missed chances by CONCACAF's highest rated finisher, Javier "Chichirito" Hernandez, who missed Brad Guzan's goal not once, but twice from inside of six yards.

Mexico, of course, will be looking to avenge those dropped points tonight in Columbus against what has to be described as a shorthanded US side that will be without Jozy Altidore, Matt Besler, Geoff Cameron and, perhaps most vitally, Michael Bradley.

We'll have our live thread up this afternoon for tonight's match up. In the meantime, though, use this space to share your favorite memories from the USA-Mexico rivalry.

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