U.S. men's national team

Mexico restores psyche with confidence-building win

July 27, 2009
By Doug McIntyre
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- After the Mexican national team finally exorcised its demons against the U.S. with a 5-0 pounding of its archrival in Sunday's Gold Cup final at Giants Stadium -- El Tri's first win on American soil in more than a decade -- the attention immediately turned to the Aug. 12 rematch at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City.

That one, of course, is a World Cup qualifier, and the first-choice team U.S. coach Bob Bradley rested during CONCACAF's biennial tourney will be looking ...

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