A lot of news and predictions surrounding the start of the Hexagonal tonight in Columbus. Rusty Miller of the AP Martin Rogers of Yahoo! Sports both have articles on Landon Donovan. Craig Merz of MLSnet.com looks at the midfield battle. Jeff Bradley’s First XI on MLSnet.com takes a look at past U.S.-Mexico games on U.S. soil and thinks about how Columbus could determine the result. Jeff Carlisle of ESPNsoccernet discusses how the U.S. should still be wary of Mexico despite being heavily favored.
Miller’s article that appears in the Boston Globe is only about Donovan and Mexico despite him currently playing with Bayern Munich.
Rogers decides to mix his focus in his column, focusing on how his play at Bayern could affect his play for the U.S. in the future.
Merz discusses how the midfield will play a pivotal role in tonight’s match.
Bradley takes a look at the national team’s history playing at Crew Stadium. The red, white, and blue are 4-0-3 all-time there. They’ve also outscored opponents 10-1 there. Those are some good reasons to play this match there. But he also looks at why not another stadium.
To finish it off, Carlisle makes a point not to look at the U.S. being heavily favored. They have a deep talent pool and have a history of be tough so don’t overlook them.