Forget the Red Sox-Yankees, Michigan-Notre Dame, or any of the pre-packaged NFL rivalries. The biggest most intense rivalry of the season is on display tomorrow night (Tuesday, 7 pm CST, ESPN2). That’s right it’s USA v. Mexico with a World Cup entry on the line.
This was the game we were supposed to attend in person; however, tickets sold out in record time and our name did not come up on the lottery. So we will have to be content with watching on TV. Join us, and you won’t be disappointed.
For Jurgen Klinsmann and Co., it’s time to solidify a trip to Brazil with time to spare and stick it to El Tri. For Mexico, this is a chance to kick-start a late surge towards the World Cup now that ineffective coach Chepo De La Torre finally got the axe. Several interesting sub-plots on the line…
Columbus Mystique: Since that faithful snow-bound day over 12 years ago, Columbus has been the designated home site for US wins over Mexico in World Cup Qualifying. Crew Stadium – the original MLS soccer-specific venue, will feature a rabid pro-American crowd, even if the weather is likely to be downright sub-tropical. Thanks to recent success by both MLS and the National Team, Columbus is no longer one of the only places to feature a heavily pro-US fan atmosphere. Ohio was the original, though, and we’re hoping the winning vibe can continue this round. Continue reading