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How U.S. U-20s beat Mexico: grit, set pieces


Mexico challenge FIFA over chants

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

2018 World Cup qualifying - how it works

The qualifying process for the 2018 World Cup began on March 12, 2015 with preliminary ties between the 12 lowest-ranked nations in Asia.

Chiquito Do Carmo of Timor-Leste had the honour of scoring the very first goal on the road to Russia in a 4-1 victory at home to Mongolia.

There are 31 places up for grabs, joining hosts Russia.



13 places

• European qualifying home page

Qualifying for 2018 sees seven groups of six nations and two groups of five. 


U.S. U-20s beat Mexico, take a big step towards the World Cup

Philadelphia Union star Alejandro Bedoya joins the podcast, and Max and Herc make their picks for the 2017 MLS season.
The U.S. U-20 side relied on tried and true techniques to beat Mexico on Monday.

The United States took a major step toward qualifying for this summer's Under-20 World Cup with a 1-0 win over Mexico at the CONCACAF Championship on Monday. Jeff Carlisle wraps up what this means for the U.S. while Tom Marshall looks at the road ahead for Mexico's junior stars.

United States: Ramos' side are hitting form

Set piece prowess. Defensive solidity. Mentality.

For the U.S. men, that's long been the recipe for defeating Mexico at just about every level. Those traits, as well as some...