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This summer has been very memorable for the Americans. They have played 13 games and have gone 7-5-1 overall. They were able to reach the finals of the Confederations Cup, as well as the CONCACAF Gold Cup. But their next game is truly their toughest challenge, as they will be playing in the intimidating heat, smog and altitude of Mexico City. But the Estadio Azteca, which holds 105,000 screaming fans, is not the only intimidating factor for the U.S. in this match up.
The Americans have not been able to defeat the Mexican team on their own turf. Mexico holds a 22-0-1 home record against the United States. But the Mexicans have been experiencing a tough season and are desperately seeking a win. They are currently fourth among six teams with only six points.
As of now the leaders in their group are: Costa Rica (12 points), United States (10 points), and Honduras (7 points). The top three teams will have the chance to play at the 2010 World Cup, and the fourth team will play a South American nation for a Cup berth.
"Whatever score gives us a win is good," said Mexico coach Javier Aguirre. The coach continued to say that he thinks that Mexico may have a slight advantage over the U.S. "They'll have many more problems [preparing]," Aguirre said of the United States. "The Americans have 14 players in Europe and they're not going to start training as a complete team, but it's the same for everyone."
The American team is currently training in Miami, Florida’s Barry University until they have to depart for Mexico City. "We're under no illusions that it's a big challenge ahead," said American defender Jay DeMerit. "It's just a matter of us trying to ride that wave of confidence, and knowing we've competed and played with the best now in the last couple of months. We need it to continue."