Clint Dempsey in action against Mexico

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. 

2. Dos a Cero 2001 (Feb. 28, 2001)

The origin of “La Guerra Fria," the Cold War, because, you know, it was freezing in Columbus in February.

3. First Argentina, then Mexico (July 17, 1995)

Several days after thumping Argentina in the Copa América, 3-0, the Americans dispatched Mexico on penalties to advance to the semifinals.

4. We don't even need 11 players to get a result at the Azteca (Nov. 2, 1997)

Down to 10 players after 32 minutes, the Yanks ground out a 0-0 draw in Mexico City in World Cup qualifying -- the USMNT's first result at the Estadio Azteca. Ever. Mexico fired their manager -- former US boss Bora Milutinovic -- 23 days later.

5. Still not afraid of Azteca (March 26, 2013)

Klinsmann's side earned a 0-0 draw in World Cup qualifying, the Americans' second result in Mexico City. At this point, El Tri are more afraid of MAPFRE Stadium than the Americans are of Azteca.

6. And we can win at Azteca, too (Aug. 15, 2012)

After so many tries, the US snatch an historic first win in Mexico City thanks to an 80th-minute goal from Michael Orozco.

7. Dos a Cero before it was a thing (July 5, 1991)

The US beat El Tri, 2-0, in the semifinals of the very first CONCACAF Gold Cup. The goals were scored by current San Jose Earthquakes GM John Doyle and current Sporting Kansas City manager Peter Vermes.

8. That Benny Feilhaber volley (June 24, 2007)

Then a 22-year-old playing in Europe, Feilhaber's 73rd-minute golazo completed a 2-1 comeback victory and won the US their fourth Gold Cup.

9. Dos a Cero 2005 (Sept. 3, 2005)

Columbus. USA 2, Mexico 0. Again. Bonus: Oguchi Onyewu's famous staredown of Jared Borgetti.

10. Dos a Cero 2009 (Feb. 11, 2009)

Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

11. Dos a Cero 2013 (Sep. 10, 2013)

Seriously? Two-nil in four home Hexagonal qualifiers in a row? Yep. This one seemed fated in an eerie way when Clint Dempsey failed to convert a late penalty that would've made it 3-0.