Five key players for the U.S. against Mexico

February 6, 2009
By Ives Galarcep, Special to ESPNsoccernet
As far as psychological advantages go, it would be hard to argue against the U.S. men's national team enjoying one over archrival Mexico. The U.S. carries a 9-2-2 record in the past 13 meetings (and an 8-0-2 record on American soil in the past 10) against El Tri heading into next week's World Cup qualifying showdown in Columbus, Ohio, as heavy favorites. That and the fact that several of the key players responsible for that lopsided record will be on the field for the United States.

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