USA vs Mexico Preview (from both sides of the border)
We’ve got a great USA vs Mexico preview podcast for you, in the form of two guests.
First up, the excellent Matt Tomaszewicz (better known as The Shin Guardian—damn I wish I had a soccer alter ego) goes in-depth on the US lineup. We set the over/under on when Julian Green will enter the game (listen to find out) and Matt explains why a good performance from Maurice Edu could be key to the USMNT’s success this summer. You can read Matt’s full USA vs Mexico preview over at TSG and follow him on twitter @shinguardian.
Our second guest is Tom Marshall. You wouldn’t guess from Tom’s name that he’s a Mexican soccer expert, but that’s why they’re called guesses. Tom is an Englishman who migrated from Manchester (actually Rochdale) to Mexico and now provides English-language coverage of Mexican soccer for ESPN, MLSSoccer.com, Goal.com and more. I also heard a rumor that Tom will be part of ESPN’s TV coverage tonight. That’s called the Total Soccer Show bump. (Not really, but I’m going to pretend that’s what happened, OK?) Tom gives us some background on Puebla’s decision to place DaMarcus Beasley and Michael Orozco Fiscal in international soccer jail, and also spotlights the Mexican players we should be afraid of tonight. You can follow Tom on twitter @mexicoworldcup.
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Look out for our USA vs Mexico review show, with Daryl, Laura, and Taylor, on Thursday morning.