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Seasoned Perspectives: ESPN Analysts Recall Their Roles In USA-Mexico Men’s Soccer Rivalry

Before a World Cup qualifying match tonight on ESPN2 and ESPN+, Herculez Gomez, Kasey Keller and Taylor Twellman talk about the series' historic intensity



ESPN’s match coverage will include expansive studio news and information coverage helmed by the one-hour Countdown Live: USA-Mexico Pregame Special on ESPN’s Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook, along with the ESPN App at 8 p.m. Spanish-language programming airs on ESPN Deportes.

U.S. Men’s National Team versus the Mexican National Team is fast becoming one of the most intense rivalries in international soccer.

When a FIFA World Cup spot or the bragging rights for the top soccer team in the region are at stake, the on-the-field drama delivers some of the sport’s most unforgettable moments.

Tonight at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and ESPN+, another chapter in the history of USA-Mexico soccer matches will be written when the two teams meet in the FIFA World Cup CONCACAF qualifiers at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati.

ESPN’s four English-language match and studio analysts know about USA-Mexico too well, participating in these matches throughout their professional soccer careers. Herculez Gomez, Jermaine Jones, Kasey Keller, and Taylor Twellman are former U.S. Men’s National Team players with first-hand experience suiting up against Mexico.

In the video above, three of the four analysts – Gomez, Keller, and Twellman – share their recollections of a unique moment from playing in this rivalry.

Spencer T. Jackson and Mac Nwulu produced the video.

Current ESPN soccer analyst Herculez Gomez, seen here firing a shot in a friendly versus Mexico, played 24 matches with the US Men’s National Team. (Photo courtesy Herculez Gomez/ESPN)
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