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BY THE NUMBERS: USA mighty at home
February 11th, 2009 7AM



[USA-MEXICO] For key stats on Wednesday's Hexagonal opener ...

Number of times the USA has played Mexico going into Wednesday's 2010 World Cup qualifier: 29 Mexico wins; 14 USA wins; 11 ties.

Number of U.S. wins over Mexico in 21 games from 1937 to 1980. (Mexico outscored the USA 90-20 in those games.)

The USA's unbeaten streak against Mexico on U.S. soil since 2000 (8 wins, 2 ties, while outscoring Mexico 17-3).

Number of times the USA has beaten El Tri on Mexican soil.

USA's undefeated streak at home against Concacaf opponents - the last loss coming in 2001 (1-3, to Honduras in World Cup qualifying).

Number U.S. players on Wednesday's roster who have scored against Mexico: Landon Donovan (4), Jozy Altidore, DaMarcus Beasley, Frankie Hejduk (2) and Oguchi Onyewu.

Number Mexico players on Wednesday's roster who have scored against the USA: Antonio Naelson.

Average age of U.S. players. (Oldest: Frankie Hejduk, 34; youngest: Jozy Altidore, 19)

Average number of caps for U.S. squad. (Most: Landon Donovan, 105; least Robbie Rogers 1).

Minutes it took to sell out Columbus Crew Stadium (20,000) after public sale opened.

Number of U.S. states represented by fans who bought tickets for game.

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