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USA to host Mexico in World Cup warm-up
kawowo.com ^ | February 14, 2014 | AFP

Posted on 02/14/2014 6:49:01 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper

The United States will host Mexico on April 2 in a friendly football match that will serve both teams as preparation for the 2014 World Cup.

The match in suburban Phoenix, Arizona, continues a long rivalry between the North American rivals and will be the host nation's last friendly before their World Cup training camp opens.

"We are going to be watching our players very carefully before making final decisions on the roster for the World Cup, so this will be a great benchmark to see where they are at and how they compete against our biggest rivals," US coach Jurgen Klinsmann said.

(Excerpt) Read more at kawowo.com ...


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1 posted on 02/14/2014 6:49:01 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Suburban Phoenix? Sounds like Mexico will be hosting USA.


2 posted on 02/14/2014 6:55:19 AM PST by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Held in Phoenix, it will be just like the match held in LA, where the crowd booed the U.S. National Anthem and threw bottles of urine at the U.S. players.


3 posted on 02/14/2014 6:55:31 AM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: al_c

Probably a good idea to practice with a little crowd distraction.


4 posted on 02/14/2014 6:56:20 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Hostile crowd reaction even.

I watched them play at the Cotton Bowl some years ago ... the crowd was not very well behaved. A rather drunk person was removed for throwing food on my friend simply because he was standing (so was everyone else).

US won with a goal in the 88th minute.


5 posted on 02/14/2014 7:10:20 AM PST by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Can’t wait for the Mexicans, including the ones that laughingly call themselves Americans to hurl garbage and verbal abuse at the American team.


6 posted on 02/14/2014 9:28:43 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: al_c
Sounds like Mexico will be hosting USA.

Doesn't really matter. Recent history says Mexico can't beat USA anywhere outside of the smog of Mexico City.

7 posted on 02/14/2014 9:31:30 AM PST by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

IBTFMIWBCFM

In before the first “Mexican immigrants will be cheering for Mexico”.

That complaint only works if you can substitute Irish and Ireland for Mexican and Mexico and would still be offended by their rooting for the guys from back home. IOW, lighten up, it’s just a game!

8^)


8 posted on 02/14/2014 1:17:13 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I predict Brazil will win the World Cup this summer when it arrives in Brazil for the first time since 1950.

They’re passionate about their football and their legendary team is the best in the world.


9 posted on 02/14/2014 3:21:49 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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