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U.S. Soccer officially announces Columbus as USMNT-Mexico destination

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COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 10: Fans unfurl a large U.S. flag after the U.S. Men’s National Team scored their second goal against Mexico in the second half at Columbus Crew Stadium on September 10, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. The United States defeated Mexico 2-0. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

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The United States’ Hex home date with Mexico will officially kick off the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying on Nov. 11, and it’ll go down at the home of the Crew.

MAPFRE Stadium will against host the match-up between the U.S. and Mexico, as the USMNT hopes to avenge its CONCACAF Cup loss in October. That defeat was the first U.S. loss to Mexico since June 25, 2011.

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The Yanks have played four-straight Hex home games against Mexico in Columbus, winning all by the celebrated score line “Dos a Cero”.

“It means a lot to us to play Mexico in Columbus,” said U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. “Columbus is for us what Azteca Stadium is for them. It’s a game where emotions will go through the roof, and we need to have our crowd behind us bringing their voice against our biggest rival. We know they will. Columbus will rock.”

Those seeking tickets can head here. Good luck. I’ve been to a USMNT-Mexico match in Columbus amongst the fans, and it was one of the most memorable sporting events of my life.

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