U.S. vs. Mexico

Can the U.S. close gap with Mexico?

August 14, 2012
By Jeff Carlisle

There is no more sobering experience for a team than to be left in its archrival's wake. The entire concept of bragging rights almost ceases to exist. Where there was once confidence, there is nagging self-doubt. Yet that is the situation facing the U.S. men's national soccer team at present as it relates to longtime adversary Mexico.

On just about every level imaginable, the U.S. comes up short when compared to its southern neighbor. Where the U.S. once could be counted on ...

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