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New Zealand vs Mexico, World Cup Playoff 2nd Leg: Open Thread

Mexico take a commanding 5-1 victory from the first leg of their World Cup playoff into tonight’s game against New Zealand. The Kiwis may as well go on the attack and hope for an avalanche of goals to give the nation any chance of qualifying for the tournament.

For viewers in the United States, here are the TV and Internet options:

New Zealand vs Mexico
2nd leg, Wednesday 1am, ESPN, UniMas, Univision Deportes and

After Mexico’s 5-1 victory at home against New Zealand on Wednesday, El Tri are one step away from reaching World Cup 2014.

Mexico roster:

Goalkeepers (3): José de Jesús Corona (Cruz Azul), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca), Moisés Muñoz (Club América)

Defenders (9): Rafa Márquez (León), Francisco “Maza” Rodríguez (Club América), Juan Carlos Valenzuela (Club América), Paul Aguilar (Club América), Miguel Layún (Club América), Edwin Hernández (León), Adrián Aldrete (Club América), Miguel Herrera (Pachuca), Hiram Mier (Monterrey)

Midfielders (8): Rodrigo Salinas (Morelia), Juan Carlos Medina (Club América), Antonio “Sinha” Naelson (Toluca), Carlos Peña (León), Luis Ángel Mendoza (Club América), Luis Montes (León), Jesús Molina (Club América), Alonso Escoboza (Santos Laguna)

Forwards (3): Oribe Peralta (Santos Laguna), Raúl Jiménez (Club América), Aldo de Nigris (Guadalajara)

New Zealand roster:

Goalkeepers (3): Glen Moss (Wellington Phoenix), Jacob Spoonley (Wellington Phoenix), Tamati Williams (Auckland City FC/New Zealand)

Defenders (7): Andrew Durante (Wellington Phoenix), Tony Lochhead (unattached), Storm Roux (Central Coast Mariners/Australia), Ben Sigmund (Wellington Phoenix), Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town/England), Bill Tuiloma (Olympique Marseille/France), Ivan Vicelich (Auckland City FC/New Zealand)

Midfielders (6): Leo Bertos (Wellington Phoenix), Aaron Clapham (Canterbury United/New Zealand), Jeremy Christie (unattached), Craig Henderson (Mjallby AIF/Sweden), Chris James (Kuopion Palloseura/Finland), Michael McGlinchey (Central Coast Mariners/Australia)

Forwards (6): Kosta Barbarouses (Melbourne Victory/Australia), Jeremy Brockie (Wellington Phoenix), Rory Fallon (St. Johnstone/Scotland), Marco Rojas (Vfb Stuttgart/Germany), Shane Smeltz (Perth Glory/Australia), Chris Wood (Leicester City/England)

Before, during or after tonight’s game, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow night owls and soccer fans.

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  1. Balboa77

    November 20, 2013 at 1:05 am

    That yellow could have easily been a red! Mexico has to be more careful

    • Christopher Harris

      November 20, 2013 at 6:36 am

      Congratulations to Mexico on qualifying for World Cup 2014 after beating New Zealand 4-2 earlier this morning.

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