USA Vs. Mexico, 2011 Friendly: USMNT Will Not Wear Names On Jerseys

In a shocking turn of events, the United States will not wear names on the back of their jerseys for their friendly against Mexico on Wednesday night. Instead, the starters will wear numbers one through 11 and the substitutes numbers 12 through 18, a move that harkens back to the early days of soccer and will undoubtedly inspire a sense of unselfishness, a team first attitude, yada, yada, yada.

This isn't a major move and it doesn't really matter much. As team first as the U.S. wants to be, Mexico still have much better players than they do and at least check it is players who determine the results, not names or numbers on the backs of jerseys. Even so, it's a move by new manager Jurgen Klinsmann who is trying to instill a certain mindset in the players so if he thinks it will help even a little but, more power to him.

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