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Before the U.S. Men's National Team resumes its 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying, the group will try to make history in its international friendly against Mexico at 6pm MT on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. The USA's attempt to win for the first time against Mexico on its own soil will be broadcast live on ESPN2, ESPN3 and Univision. Fans can follow the match on ussoccer.com's MatchTracker for live updates and join the discussion around the game via Twitter @ussoccer.
The friendly serves as an important chance to get back in the swing of international competition in advance of the USA's return to qualifying competition when it faces Jamaica at 9:30 p.m. ET on Sept. 7 at National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. Four days later the teams square off again at 8 p.m. ET on Sept. 11 in front of what is expected to be a capacity crowd at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. That match will be broadcast live on ESPN2, ESPN3 and Univision (TICKETS). The U.S. will host a public training session at 10:30 a.m. ET on Sept. 9 at Crew Stadium. Admission and parking are free.
U.S. midfielder MAURICE EDU
On taking stock of the atmosphere provided by Estadio Azteca:
"We're all aware of that. It's part and parcel of this fixture and it's something we get excited for. It's going to be a crazy environment. It's one of the biggest games for us and we use that as our own personal motivation. If we get a win here, it's a big deal for us and that's what we're all looking to do on Wednesday night."
U.S. midfielder DaMARCUS BEASLEY
On what it would mean to beat Mexico on Wednesday:
"It would be amazing if I could be a part of that. Just being around the guys again is great for me. To beat them and being the first team to ever do it would be pretty special. Hopefully we can do that Wednesday and get a good result."
U.S. goalkeeper TIM HOWARD
On the gap between the success of Mexico and the U.S.:
"It depends who you ask. I think ourselves and Mexico are always very close. Depending on six months or one year, either team can go ahead. Because both teams are so talented, it doesn't take much to shift the balance. That's why we play these games and it's important to not only win the head-to-head competition but also when it comes to qualifying to finish first because they're going to want to finish first. Those things are important to say who the best is. When you have two great teams, everyone is going to have an opinion on who is better."
USA VS. MEXICO SERIES
• The era of Jurgen Klinsmann began with the last meeting between the United States and Mexico, a 1-1 draw on Aug. 10, 2011, in Philadelphia
• This Wednesday marks the first international friendly between the teams on Mexican soil since the U.S. played to a 2-1 loss on Oct. 17, 1984, at Estadio Neza 86. Perry Van Der Beck provided the USA's lone goal, which also was Van Der Beck's first international tally.
• The U.S. has a 15-32-12 all-time record against Mexico in 59 games.
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