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U.S. vs. Mexico

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Ahead of U.S. vs. Mexico, El Tri's use of Marquez and tactics will be key

ESPN FC's One Nacion panel discuss what's at stake for both the United States and Mexico ahead of their CONCACAF Cup playoff match at the Rose Bowl.

There are just two more days until the CONCACAF Cup between the United States and Mexico.

Will Mexico's interim manager Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti follow through with his expectations and win Saturday's match? Or will the Americans once again surprise their opponents and maintain their undefeated streak against El Tri that stretches back to 2011?

With a trip to Russia for the Confederations Cup at stake in Saturday night's game at the Rose Bowl, here are five things to watch for from Mexico:

1. Starting...

 By Tom Marshall

Mexico job will be the toughest of Juan Carlos Osorio's managerial career

The ESPN FC One Nacion panel delve deeper into why finding another manager for Mexico was so difficult.
ESPN FC's John Sutcliffe shares his projected starting XI for El Tri in the CONCACAF Cup playoff against the United States on Saturday.
ESPN FC's Brian McBride and Alexis Nunes look forward to the United States' clash with Mexico as both teams look to sort out some major issues.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The news of Juan Carlos Osorio's imminent appointment as Mexico's new head coach has been met with less of a bang and more of a communal head scratch. The most prominent question among fans of El Tri is: "Who is he?" And with the countdown to Saturday's huge CONCACAF Cup clash between Mexico and the United States well underway, the appointment has almost been overshadowed.

Osorio doesn't carry anywhere near the same weight as Mexico's number one target, Marcelo Bielsa. Appointing...

U.S. vs. Mexico: the top moments in their contentious, competitive rivalry

Our panel of experts give their picks for the winner of the CONCACAF Cup playoff between the United States and Mexico.

The U.S.-Mexico soccer rivalry goes back to 1934, when the two sides first met. Though the Americans won that inaugural match, 4-2, with all four goals scored by Aldo "Buff" Donelli, they went nearly half a century without another victory, and it wasn't until the 1990s that things became much more evenly matched.

Here are some notable -- and notorious -- highlights from the history books. Which side will get to write a happy chapter on October 10?

July 5, 1991: Welcome to the chaos

The U.S....

U.S. vs. Mexico in the CONCACAF Cup: Stats you need to know

The U.S. and Mexico will square off Oct. 10 (9:30 p.m. ET) at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., in what is being called the CONCACAF Cup. The winner earns a spot in the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia, the warm-up tournament to the World Cup a year later. Here are some stats to keep in mind ahead of this clash between archrivals.

More wins but tougher losses for the U.S.:

Since 2000, the U.S. is 13-5-5 against Mexico and 11-4-2 at home. But those two home losses were big games: the 2009 and...

 By Nayib Moran

Lopez propels Mexico past Honduras in CONCACAF Olympic qualifying

ESPN FC's Katia Castorena reviews Mexico's narrow 2-1 win over Honduras that sends them to the semifinals of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament against Canada, while the United States now face Honduras.

After playing with an extra player for much of the game, Mexico's under-23 national team achieved a minimalist 2-1 win vs. a Honduras team that fought until the very end. With three wins in the bag, El Tri flies to Sandy, Utah, to win a place in next year's Olympics, but first it will have to defeat Canada's U-23 team, commanded by Spanish head coach Benito Floro.

Here are three takeaways from Mexico's 2-1 win over Los Catrachos:

1. El Tri yet to give a convincing performance

After going nine...

Five key players for Mexico against the United States

Former manager of Sao Paulo FC, Juan Carlos Osorio gave a press conference in Sao Paulo announcing both his resignation from the Brazilian side as well as his new title as head of the Mexican national team.

Which players are vital for El Tri this Saturday? Which ones are indispensable options for Mexico interim manager Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti?

In Mexico's CONCACAF Cup match against the United States, these five players are key ingredients for a winning Mexico performance at a sold-out Rose Bowl in Pasadena:

1. Andres Guardado

There are doubts over the fitness of Guardado, who recently returned from an ankle injury, but the 29-year-old appears to be at full health after being given the start...