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Klinsmann puts undefeated record against El Tri on line
by Mike Woitalla, April 2nd, 2014 3:20PM

TAGS:  germany, men's national team, mexico


[USA-MEXICO] Tonight's USA-Mexico friendly (live on ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMas at 11 p.m. ET) marks the fifth time Jurgen Klinsmann has coached the USA against Mexico. He's also faced El Tri once as Germany coach and three times playing for Germany ... and has yet to lose.

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Klinsmann playing vs. Mexico
1992 Friendly (Dresden)
Germany 1 Mexico 1
(Came on as a halftime sub.)

1993 Friendly (Mexico City)
Mexico 0 Germany 0
(Started and played 71 minutes.)

1998 World Cup (Montpellier)
Germany 2 Mexico 1.
(Klinsmann started, played the full 90, and scored the equalizer in Germany’s round-of-16 win.)

Klinsmann coaching vs. Mexico
2005 Confederations Cup (Leipzig)
Germany 4 Mexico 3

2011 Friendly (Philadelphia)
USA 1 Mexico 1

2012 Friendly (Mexico City)
Mexico 0 USA 1

2013 World Cup qualifying (Mexico City)
Mexico 0 USA 0

2013 World Cup qualifying (Columbus)
USA 2 Mexico 0

2014 Friendly (Glendale, Ariz)
USA vs. Mexico

U.S. Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake).
DEFENDERS (6): Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Matt Besler (Sporting KC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders).
MIDFIELDERS (7): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Maurice Edu (Philadelphia Union), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake), Graham Zusi (Sporting KC).
FORWARDS (4): Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders), Julian Green (Bayern Munich/GER), Eddie Johnson (D.C. United), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes).

Mexico Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Alfredo Talavera (Toluca), Moises Munoz (Club America).
DEFENDERS (8): Rafael Marquez (Leon), Francisco Rodriguez (Club America), Enrique Perez (Atlas), Juan Carlos Valenzuela (Club America), Miguel Ponce (Toluca), Miguel Layun (Club America), Paul Aguilar (Club America), Rogelio Chavez (Cruz Azul).
MIDFIELDERS (6):  Juan Carlos Medina (Club America), Jesus Zavala (Monterrey), Marco Fabian (Cruz Azul), Isaac Brizuela (Toluca), Carlos Pena (Leon), Luis Montes (Leon).
FORWARDS (2): Alan Pulido (Tigres), Raul Jimenez (Club America).

  1. Dan Phillips
    commented on: April 2, 2014 at 6:50 p.m.
    Too bad he does not have Aron Johannsson tonight. But I am glad Jozy (Lazy) Altidore is not there!
  1. Zoe Willet
    commented on: April 3, 2014 at 12:29 a.m.
    How does Mexico always get away without putting players' name on the back of their jerseys! I am so over this; it is disrespectful, unhelpful. There "oughta be a law"!

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