December 15, 2006
US Men's National Team interim head coach Bob Bradley will get an opportunity to take on the US's arch rivals Mexico during his audition period.
US Soccer has announced that the US will take on Mexico at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at 9pm ET. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and Univision.
This game will be the first US-Mexico showdown for Bradley, as well as new Mexican head coach Hugo Sanchez.
The US is 6-0-1 at home versus Mexico since 2000. Over that span the US has scored eleven goals and has yet to concede a goal to their neighbors from the south.
This match will be the second in Bradley's career as the USMNT head coach. His debut will take place on January 20, 2007 against Denmark at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.
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How legitimate will the competition be if the defending MLS Cup Champions aren't a part of the competition?
It's not like we are talking about a team not being selected because of a match fixing scandal ala Juventus.
If the Dynamo get passed over for a team like the LA Galaxy or the New York Red Bulls, then this whole grand plan of a North American "Champions League" could blow up before it even gets off the ground.
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