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ESPN Deportes reporter says U.S.-Mexico bound for Columbus once again

Feb 11, 2013, 9:22 AM EDT

McBride-2001

Everyone who knows their relatively recent U.S. Soccer history understands Columbus’ important place. It’s where the United States plays Mexico.

So for the Sept. 10 home date against El Tri, we’ve all suspected Crew Stadium would once again be the preferred destination once U.S. Soccer got the venues all sorted out – something taking longer than all of us would really like.

ESPN Deportes’ John Sutcliffe is reporting on Twitter that the choice has been made, and that there is no surprise on this one.

It’s the right choice, too. It was the right choice back in 2008. It was the right choice back in 2005, when the United States clinched its spot for Germany on a splendid fall afternoon.

And it was surely the right choice back in 2001, in perhaps the most storied home qualifier in U.S. Soccer history, the match known as La Guerra Fria (“The Cold War”).

Just in case you don’t remember that one … brrrrrr!.

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  1. jstreatf - Feb 11, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    I guess our blogs are symaptico – we used the same photo of McBride this morning: http://www.thesoccerist.com/.

    Its a classic, so why not, right?

  2. cornet76 - Feb 11, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    “And it was surely the right choice back in 2001, in perhaps the most storied home qualifier in U.S. Soccer history, the match known as La Guerra Fria (“The Cold War”).Just in case you don’t remember that one … brrrrrr!.”

    Most US fans don’t remember that far back.

    Given the current near hysterical status of the fan base after the loss to Honduras they should look at their history a little more before jumping out the window.

    That team went on to have arguably the best USMNT World Cup ever in 2002.

    Care to guess how their HEX campaign went?

    They finished in third place with 17 points.

    On the way they lost to Honduras (3-2) , Costa Rica ( 2-0) and Mexico (1-0).

    Qualifying was achieved only after the second to the last game of the HEX, a 2-1 win over Jamaica at Foxboro.

    • theasoccerist - Feb 11, 2013 at 7:52 PM

      Hey Cornet76 – I too got a little nostalgic/retrsopective for the USMNT players of years past. Who would you swap out for our current qualifying lineup? Castrol put together this lineup of US greats – only Landon Donovan made the cut and he may be out the door?

      Does this mean that we are doomed for 2014?

  3. docstraw - Feb 11, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    did Landon ultimately take Joe Max’s spot on the team? Moore was a big part of qualification if I remember correctly, especially against Jamaica, while Donovan didn’t really show up til the end of the Hex.

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