Radio Shack has withdrawn from a Mexican newspaper's promotional campaign inviting fans to prick voodoo dolls to boost the nation's soccer team in a Feb. 11 World Cup qualifier against the United States at Columbus, Ohio.
Mexico will arrive in Columbus, Ohio two days earlier than usual for its World Cup qualifying match against the United States, writes Doug McIntyre.
The United States will play its home World Cup qualifier against Mexico in Columbus, Ohio, for the third straight time following victories in 2001 and 2005.
With a World Cup berth virtually assured, Mexico's national soccer team is relaxed for its qualifier against the United States.
The United States will open the final round of 2006 World Cup qualifying with games at Trinidad and Tobago in February and at Mexico in March.
A week from beginning the defense of their CONCACAF Gold Cup title, the Americans face Paraguay on Sunday in a friendly between relative strangers at Columbus Crew Stadium.
Former United States National team captain John Harkes on Saturday retired from professional soccer before the MLS opener between the Columbus Crew and Los Angeles Galaxy.