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  • August 15, 2012
  • • 8:00 PM
  • • Estadio Azteca, Coyoacán, Ciudad de México (D.F.)
  • Referee: W. Quesada
  • • Attendance: 56000
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International Friendly Preview: Mexico - USA

International Friendly Preview: Mexico - USA

Drew Hallowell

The Stars and Stripes head to the Azteca Stadium looking for their first-ever win on Mexican soil.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Mexico (4-2-3-1): Ochoa; Torres Nilo, Rodriguez, Moreno, Meza; Viniegra, Lugo; Guardado, Zavala, Barrera; Hernandez

ROSTER

GOALKEEPERS : Guillermo Ochoa (Ajaccio), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca).

DEFENDERS: Francisco Rodriguez (Stuttgart), Hector Moreno (Espanyol), Severo Meza (Monterrey), Hugo Ayala (Tigres), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres), Enrique Perez (Morelia)

MIDFIELDERS: Jesus Zavala (Monterrey), Manuel Viniegra (Tigres), Edgar Lugo (Santos), Adrian Aldrete (América), Pablo Barrera (Cruz Azul), Elias Hernandez (Tigres), Andres Guardado (Valencia)

FORWARDS: Angel Reyna (Monterrey), Aldo de Nigris (Monterrey), Javier Hernandez (Manchester United)
USA (4-2-3-1): Howard; Johnson, Edu, Cameron, Orozco Fiscal; Beckerman, Jones; Beasley, Torres, Donovan; Boyd

ROSTER

GOALKEEPERS: Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS: Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steven Beitashour (San Jose Earthquakes), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim)

MIDFIELDERS: 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: Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Herculez Gomez (Santos), Alan Gordon (San Jose Earthquakes), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • The USA has a 15-32-12 all-time record against Mexico, but is 10-5-3 since 2000.
  • Mexico is 23-0-1 against the U.S. on home soil, including a 8-0-1 record at the Azteca. The lone blemish was a 0-0 draw in a 1998 World Cup qualifier.
  • Six players on the U.S. roster play professionally in Mexico: DaMarcus Beasley, Edgar Castillo, Joe Corona, Herculez Gomez, Michael Orozco Fiscal and Jose Torres.
  • The last time these two sides met at the Azteca, Mexico won 2-1 after falling behind 1-0 in a 2010 World Cup qualifier.
  • Three U.S. players are in search of their first cap: Matt Besler, Steven Beitashour and Alan Gordon. Only one Mexican player is uncapped: Manuel Viniegra.
  • The last meeting between these two sides was the first game of the Jurgen Klinsmann era: a 1-1 draw on Aug. 10, 2011, in Philadelphia.

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