The U.S.-Mexico match is as big as it gets, and emerging with a win will require another massive effort from the makeshift U.S. defense.
With the second leg against Barbados just a formality, the U.S. will look to avoid going through the motions, writes Jeff Carlisle.
U.S. men's national team coach Bob Bradley named 18 players to the squad that will travel to face Barbados in the second leg of CONCACAF's second round of 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying.
The United States will play its first home qualifier for the 2010 World Cup at Carson, Calif., on June 15 against Barbados or Dominica.
Abby Wambach has fond memories of the U.S. women's soccer team's last visit to Albuquerque.
Outspoken goalie Hope Solo is on the U.S.'s roster for a three-game exhibition series with Mexico.
Abby Wambach scored twice on headers in the second half to give the U.S. women's team a 2-0 win over China on Saturday night. It was the 17th multi-goal game of Wambach's career.
The U.S. women's soccer team will play Norway on July 14 in East Hartford, Conn., as part of a six-game exhibition series before the Women's World Cup.
The United States began its final series of World Cup warmup games with a 1-0 loss to Morocco on Tuesday night.
The U.S. will try to post a big score in the first leg against defensive-minded Grenada, so the second leg is as stress-free as possible.
The United States will open its World Cup qualifying in Columbus on June 13 against Grenada.
Abby Wambach scored twice off Mia Hamm's assists as the United States women defeated Mexico 3-1 Sunday to close out their season.
Asian soccer authorities scrapped the continent's qualifying series for the women's World Cup later this month because of the SARS outbreak.