Timbers Tid Bits: Azteca Edition

There will be no snow tonight, but hopefully we'll still get to see Herculez Gomez looking happy. - Dustin Bradford

The day has arrived. After a snowy victory in Colorado on Friday, the U.S. men will face Mexico tonight in an entirely different atmosphere (and a very different climate). Unsurprisingly, the links today are very heavily focused on tonight's game. Go, go, USA!

Slaying the Chupacabra: Keys to Victory in Mexico
An analytical look at what the USMNT needs to do to have a chance in Mexico.

U.S. victory at Mexico's Estadio Azteca no longer impossible
"And the awful Mexico City pollution? It has actually improved in recent years—a lot." I'm surprised the Mexican national team would allow that to happen.

Jermaine Jones out for US World Cup qualifying showdown with Mexico
An ankle injury has Jones headed back to Germany.

Jones injury opens door for Beckerman
With Jermaine Jones out, will we see Kyle Beckerman playing in Mexico?

Kljestan could be poised for first start under Klinsmann
Or will it be Sacha Kljestan taking Jones' place?

Orozco-Fiscal added to USMNT roster for Mexico qualifier
Good call, bring in the guy who scored the game-winner last time.

Philadelphia Union acquire Brazilian midfielder José Kléberson on loan, part ways with Freddy Adu
And in the only news not about the game tonight, this whole thing is finally over.

Regarding the news that the U.S.-Costa Rica qualifier will not be replayed:

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