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March 26, 2013 at 8:32 AM

USA. Mexico. Azteca Stadium. (Tuesday links)

US Centennial shield-01-1.jpgHuge game tonight — absolutely huge — as the U.S. men’s national team heads to Mexico for a World Cup qualifier at the vaunted Azteca Stadium.

I’ve collected a bunch of links to preview the game, so here we go.

Did you know Jurgen Klinsmann is undefeated against Mexico as a player and coach? Here’s a look at a projected U.S. lineup, plus there might’ve been people spying on one of Klinsmann’s practices.

Is Azteca Stadium still the feared venue it has been? Is Mexico’s coach under fire? Is Sacha Kljestan going to start for the U.S.?

Here’s a by-the-numbers look at the game. Here’s a history lesson on the only point the U.S. has ever earned at Azteca in qualifying. And here’s news on a late addition to U.S. camp, Michael Orozco-Fiscal.

Jeff Carlisle and Grant Wahl and video previews here and here, respectively.

And now let’s get to some other links:

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— First off, former Sounder Adam Johansson has found a new team, and it’s a familiar one: IFK Goteborg, his previous club. Sounds like he was relieved to find a team after being released so late into the season.

Here is a story quoting Obafemi Martins in context of the Nigeria national team.

— Also, FIFA has denied Costa Rica’s protest regarding Friday’s qualifier in snowy Colorado.

Landon Donovan is back in LA Galaxy training!

— Around MLS, here are the referee assignments for April 6-7 (remember, the Sounders have a bye), Chivas USA’s Juan Agudelo was named MLS Player of the Week, and the Freddy Adu move to Brazil is now official.

— The U.S. U-20, which may or may not feature Seattle’s DeAndre Yedlin, drew a difficult group in the World Cup this summer in Turkey.

— The Sounders Women signed a couple local standouts. Elsewhere, Alex Morgan has reported to Portland Thorns FC camp.

— Lastly, Fredy Montero‘s condo is apparently available for rent. The on-loan forward is up to three goals for Millonarios in the Colombian league after scoring again this weekend.

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