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USMNT vs Mexico, 11:15pm ET Kickoff: Open Thread

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The US Men’s National Team plays Mexico tonight at the University of Phoenix Stadium in a friendly match that will be televised live on UniMas, ESPN, WatchESPN and

From 11-11:15pm ET, the pre-match coverage will be on ESPN2. The coverage will then switch to ESPN at 11:15pm ET for the game itself. Also ESPN3 will provide exclusive surround coverage, with tactical cam look-ins and views of the American Outlaws and Mexican fans.

Lead soccer play-by-play voice Ian Darke, and analysts Taylor Twellman and Alejandro Moreno will call the match with reporters Jeremy Schaap (USA) and John Sutcliffe (Mexico). Bob Ley, Alexi Lalas, Kasey Keller and’s Mexican National Team reporter Tom Marshall will also provide on-site studio analysis beginning with pre-game program at 11 p.m., halftime and post-game segments.

For the United States, the main talking point will be the debut for 19-year-old Julian Green. Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann will have the services of 18-year-old Bayern Munich player Julian Green. The highly talented Green, a dual U.S.-German citizen who has played for the U-19 German National Team, filed for and was granted approval by FIFA to play for the U.S. senior team. Green is no longer eligible to play for Germany.

Before, after and during the match, join the conversation in the comments thread below with soccer fans from around the world.

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16 Responses to USMNT vs Mexico, 11:15pm ET Kickoff: Open Thread

  1. Yepo says:

    Oh boy. With all the excitement of the champions league behind us for this week, it’s time for a little bit of the ole international friendly! May the best team win!

  2. jtm371 says:

    Go USA beat La Tri!

  3. Americano & Proud says:

    Basically the American MLS All Stars vs Mexican La Liga All Stars. Should be a good measuring stick for Garber.

  4. jtm371 says:

    Hope the Domino’s XI will deliver in 30 minutes or less. :)

  5. Christopher Harris says:

    I’m at the University of Phoenix Stadium, watching the game and typing away on my laptop in a sky box.

    US having a tough job trying to maintain possession right now on the pitch.

  6. jtm371 says:

    I guess i have to pay for my pizza since they delivered in 30 minutes or less. GO USA!

  7. Christopher Harris says:

    Michael Bradley scores one and creates one. The magic of this team.

  8. Christopher Harris says:

    Not sure if you hear it on TV at all, but I’m disappointed with the atmosphere in the stadium. Relatively quiet with 55,000-60,000 fans but the crowd *is* 80% Mexico fans.

  9. Yepo says:

    Would I be wrong in saying that Mexico have been very disappointing so far tonight?

  10. Bo1 says:

    Michael Bradley is our best player. Every national team needs someone to own and dictate the game like Spain have Xavi and Italy have Pirlo and he does that for us. I think we’re playing good now but we’ll need to be 4 times sharper and faster when we meet Ghana and on. See how 2nd half goes, maybe this lead can give Green a chance with much less pressure.

  11. Christopher Harris says:

    Atmosphere is now electric at University of Phoenix after goal by Mexico. Still 2-1 to #USMNT though

  12. Bo1 says:

    Should have won that, goal was onside.

  13. Brad says:

    Klinsman needs to figure out the defense, it looks lost at times.

  14. francis says:

    The Yanks are gonna whine about the refs but fact is they were up 2-0 at haftime and should have closed the deal

  15. KapUSMC says:

    Not a good second half at all. But that was one of the more intense and entertaining friendlies I’ve watched.

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