Just days after Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, the United States will face Mexico in what will be an explosive World Cup qualifier match. It could get ugly when these teams meet on Nov. 11, so don’t miss a second. Click to watch.
The sports world is about to witness American president-elect Donald Trump’s foreign policy play out on the turf of Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The United States Men’s National Team will host their bitter rivals, Mexico, in the final round of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying. This game starts at 8:00 PM ET, so get ready to see both squads go head-to-head.
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“Given the way everything has gone in the last few months, I think there is an added layer to this game” USA captain Michael Bradley, 29, said ahead of the match, per the BBC. “I would hope that our fans do what they always do, which is support our team in the best, most passionate way possible.” With the next president of the United States famously planning to build a wall on the US-Mexican border, this match between neighboring countries has become far more political.
Or has it? “Mexico is going to try to kick our asses and we’re going to try to kick theirs. It’s got nothing to do with politics,” Tim Howard, 37, said. If Donald’s “rapists” and “drug dealers” comments weren’t motivation enough, there’s another saying that’s pushing the Mexican side to victory: “dos a cero.” Since 2001, the American squad has defeated El Tri 2-0 whenever they played in Columbus. For fifteen years and four straight games, it’s always ended the same way – dos a cero.
Team Mexico arrived in Ohio (a state that Trump won, by the way) to acclimate to the turf, according to ESPN. Manager Juan Carlos Osorio, 55, even gave an inspirational speech, saying that what happened in the past is over and this is a “new opportunity” for El Tri.
This “opportunity” comes at the start of the fifth and final round of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football qualification (known as the Hexagonal or Hex.) Six teams – Mexico, USA, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago – play in a home-and-away round-robin format.
The top three teams will qualify while the fourth place team enters an inter-confederation playoff. So if dos-a-cero happens again, Mexico will get a chance to get revenge, but not for a while. The USA plays Mexico below the border in June 2017. Think Trump will have started building the wall by then?
Who do you want to win this match, HollywoodLifers? Are you chanting “dos a cero” during this match or are you certain El Tri will triumph?