U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Mexico – 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying

The game kicks off at 10:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on ESPN, WatchESPN and Univision. Fans can follow the match on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and via Twitter @ussoccer

U.S. MNT faces Mexico in World Cup Qualifing on Tuesday at Estadio Azteca: The U.S. Men’s National Team heads to Estadio Azteca on Tuesday, March 26, to face Mexico in the Final Round of 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying in Mexico City.

The game kicks off at 10:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on ESPN, WatchESPN and Univision. Fans can follow the match on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and via Twitter @ussoccer.

ESPN and Univision are providing extensive coverage for Tuesday’s game. Univision Deportes Futbol Club will air for four live hours before the kickoff. Pre-game coverage on ESPN begins at 9:30 p.m. ET, marking the first time ESPN is holding an hour-long lead-in for a World Cup Qualifying match.

Additionally, from 7:30-9:30, ESPN Classic is re-airing the USA’s 1-0 victory against Costa Rica from Friday, March 22.

In the most recent meeting, the U.S. earned its first victory on Mexican soil, a 1-0 international friendly win on Aug. 15, 2012, at Estadio Azteca. Michael Orozco Fiscal scored his first international goal in the 80th minute and goalkeeper Tim Howard made three saves – including two late stops – en route to the historic victory.

The U.S. and Mexico are part of the six-team Hexagonal along with Costa Rica, Honduras, Jamaica and Panama. The 10-game, round-robin format began on Feb. 6 and will run through Oct.10. The top three teams will automatically advance to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, while the fourth-place team will compete in a two-leg playoff against the champion from the Oceania Confederation.

U.S. midfielder Jermaine Jones has been ruled out of Tuesday’s FIFA World Cup qualifier against Mexico after suffering a sprained left ankle in the USA’s 1-0 win against Costa Rica on March 22 in Commerce City, Colo. Jones did not travel with the team to Mexico. Jones received the injury in the first half, which required two stitches during the interval. He continued play until being subbed out in the 83rd minute.
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION (World Cup Qualifying Caps/Goals) – DETAILED ROSTER

GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa – 6/4 SO), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire – 0/0), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake – 0/0)
DEFENDERS (6): Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake – 0/0), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City – 0/0), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City – 7/0), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy – 2/0), Clarence Goodson (Brondby – 6/0), Justin Morrow (San Jose Earthquakes – 0/0)

MIDFIELDERS (9): DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla – 27/6), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake – 3/0), Michael Bradley (Roma – 21/5), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana – 1/0), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo – 0/0), Maurice Edu (Bursaspor – 11/0), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht – 13/0), Brek Shea (Stoke City – 2/0), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City – 5/0)
FORWARDS (5): Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar – 19/6), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna – 2/0), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur – 28/12), Herculez Gomez (Santos – 7/2), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC – 13/10)


Date Opponent Result/Time (ET) U.S. goal scorers/TV Venue
Jan.   29 Canada 0-0   T BBVA   Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas
Feb.   6 Honduras* 1-2   L Dempsey Estadio   Olimpico; San Pedro Sula, Honduras
March   22 Costa   Rica* 1-0   W Dempsey Dick’s   Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo.
March 26 Mexico* 10:30 p.m. ESPN, WatchESPN, Univision Estadio Azteca; Mexico City, Mexico
May   29 Belgium 8   p.m. ESPN2,   WatchESPN, UniMas FirstEnergy;   Cleveland, Ohio
June   2 Germany 2:30   p.m. ESPN2,   WatchESPN, UniMas RFK   Stadium; Washington, D.C.
June   7 Jamaica* TBD beIN   SPORT National   Stadium; Kingston, Jamaica
June   11 Panama* 9:30   p.m. ESPN   family, WatchESPN, UniMas CenturyLink   Field; Seattle, Wash.
June   18 Honduras* 9   p.m. ESPN,   WatchESPN, UniMas Rio   Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah
July   9 Belize^ 11   p.m. TBD Jeld-Wen   Field; Portland, Ore.
July   13 Cuba^ 3:30   p.m. TBD Rio   Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah
Sept.   6 Costa   Rica* TBD TBD TBD
Sept.   10 Mexico* 8   p.m. ESPN,   WatchESPN, UniMas Columbus   Crew Stadium; Columbus, Ohio
Oct.   11 Jamaica* TBD ESPN   family, WatchESPN, UniMas Sporting   Park; Kansas City, Kan.
Oct.   15 Panama* TBD beIN   Sport Estadio   Rommel Fernandez; Panama City, Panama

*2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
^2014 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Honduras 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 4
USA 2 1 1 0 2 2 0 3
Panama 2 0 0 2 3 3 0 2
Mexico 2 0 0 2 2 2 0 2
Jamaica 2 0 0 2 1 1 0 2
Costa   Rica 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 1

Feb. 6
Honduras 2, USA 1
Costa Rica 2, Panama 2
Jamaica 0, Mexico 0

March 22
USA 1, Costa Rica 0
Honduras 2, Mexico 2
Jamaica 1, Panama 1

March 26
Mexico vs. USA, 10:30 p.m. ET
Costa Rica vs. Jamaica, 10 p.m. ET
Panama vs. Honduras, 10 p.m. ET

Visit ussoccer.com for the complete World Cup Qualifying schedule and results.

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