Mexico vs. USA, 2014 World Cup Qualifying: Mexico come close twice

Update: Final Score - Mexico 0-0 USA: Match report.

Mexico's pace, in the form of Giovani dos Santos, continued to cause problems for the United States defense and drew the second yellow card of the match in the 20th minute. This time it was Matt Besler who had no choice but to take out Dos Santos in the midfield to prevent a break on goal. No doubt it was a foul and no doubt on the card, but it will only make things more difficult going forward with two US defenders carrying cards.

Javier Hernandez got a good chance in the 21st minute, getting in-between two US defenders and heading a cross over the crossbar. Omar Gonzalez did a pretty good job of marking Chicharito and had good position but it was a definitely a shot across the bow for the defense.

Still not much attacking from the US but they've limited Mexico's chances and defended very well when they needed to make a play.

Mexico came close in the 26th minute on a set piece when Jesus Zavala was left unmarked at the far post and got a free header on frame. Brad Guzan was in the right place and made a fairly easy catch on the attempt. Two minutes later Jorge Torres got loose on the left wing and sent a cross that was mishit over the bar as Chicharito and dos Santos seemed to get in each other's way.

We're 30 minutes into the match and it's still scoreless at Estadio Azteca.

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