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Armchair Analyst: "Dos a cero" and the legacy of Jurgen Klinsmann with the USMNT

ANALYST: "Dos a cero" and Klinsmann's US legacy
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It's never a great idea to go crazy about the result of a friendly, for good or for bad.

But let's be honest: The USMNT needed that win, and needed it badly. Not just to break the winless streak, and not just to stop the "they concede late" line of criticism (which is totally and completely justified - remember, that's not just a friendly problem; that was a World Cup problem).

USA 2, Mexico 0 | International Friendly Match Recap

USA 2, MEX 0: Morris and Agudelo strike in yet another "Dos a cero"
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2-0. What else could it be?

A very familiar scoreline was the final talking point as the US national team defeated the Mexican national team 2-0 on Wednesday in front of a sellout crowd at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

2015-04-15-USA-v-MEX

Home Team: 
USA
Away Team: 
Date & Time: 
Mié, 04/15/2015 - 8:30pm
TBD: 
0
Sold Out: 
0
Location, short: 
Alamodome, San Antonio
Opta Game ID: 
788480
Game Highlights: 
http://www.foxsports.com/soccer/video?vid=428870723879
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Status: 
FullTime
Match Type: 
Regular
Result Type: 
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Winner: 
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Home Score: 
2
Away Score: 
0

Landon Donovan says relationship with US Soccer improving, MLS growth has hit "tipping point"

Donovan getting over World Cup snub and talking MLS
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Landon Donovan had some good things to say about MLS and an improving relationship with US Soccer following his 2014 World Cup snub when he joined USA Today's For the Win podcast Wednesday, ahead of the US national team’s friendly against Mexico later in the day (8:30 pm ET; Fox Sports 1, UniMas)

Houston Dynamo DP Erick "Cubo" Torres, RSL product Carlos Salcedo to start for Mexico vs. USMNT

Dynamo's 'Cubo' Torres to start for Mexico vs. USMNT
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Two players with MLS connections – Erick “Cubo” Torres and Carlos Salcedo – were named to the Mexican national team's starting lineup for Wednesday’s friendly with the United States in San Antonio (8:30 pm ET; Fox Sports 1, UniMas), head coach Miguel Herrera announced after the team’s training session at Trinity University on Tuesday.

Dos a cero, then and now: USMNT's 11 greatest moments against Mexico

USMNT's 11 greatest games in rivalry with Mexico
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1. Dos a Cero 2002 (June 17, 2002)

The most important of all the Dos a Cero results because it sent the US to the quarterfinals of the World Cup for the first time in the modern era. And it sent Mexico home. In tears. 

LA Galaxy, New York Red Bulls, San Jose Earthquakes to play in International Champions Cup

Galaxy, Red Bulls, Quakes to play in 2015 International Champions Cup
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Three MLS teams will participate in the International Champions Cup this summer, with the LA Galaxy, New York Red Bulls and San Jose Earthquakes set to take on some of the biggest teams in the world in the third annual tournament.

A total of 10 clubs will play in the North American edition of this summer’s competition, which will run from July 11-Aug. 5. Highlighted by defending ICC champions Manchester United and by Barcelona, the participating teams hail from England, France, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Spain and the US.

Brek Shea not intimidated by potentially hostile, sell-out crowd for US-Mexico in San Antonio

Is Brek Shea intimidated by potentially hostile crowd at USA-Mexico?
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SAN ANTONIO – In his travels across the world playing the beautiful game, Brek Shea has taken the field in many hostile environments.

Mexican-American William Yarbrough set to experience USA-Mexico rivalry for first time as Yank

Facing country of his birth, Yarbrough's unique story enters new chapter
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SAN ANTONIO – As it has so frequently in recent years, the US national team will suit up a number of of Liga MX-based dual nationals – four, to be exact – when it takes on Mexico in Wednesday’s friendly at the Alamodome.

US Soccer: Alamodome field will be ready for Wednesday's USMNT-Mexico friendly

US Soccer provides update on field conditions for USA-Mexico clash
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Those looking to watch the next chapter in the US-Mexico rivalry need not worry about reports on Tuesday that claimed the game could be called off.

That's the word from U.S. Soccer, following reports in the Mexican press that Wednesday's friendly between the US national team and Mexican national team at the Alamodome in San Antonio could be canceled due to poor field conditions.

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