U.S. heavily favored but still wary of Mexico

February 9, 2009
By Jeff Carlisle, ESPNsoccernet
For all the success the U.S. men's national team has enjoyed at home against Mexico, there have been few, if any, occasions when the Americans have been considered solid favorites. Crowds in the U.S., with a few notable exceptions, have tended to be pro-Mexico, and "El Tri" usually has had more of its first-choice lineup available. But with Mexico short-handed heading into Wednesday's World Cup qualifier against the U.S., and with a boisterous home crowd set to fill Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, ...

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