Editor’s note: Based on a small sample in the Burgundy Wave Twitter feed, I find that there are two kinds of people—those who think soccer is insignificant right now and those who think soccer is a good distraction right now. I can understand both positions, but felt that it was important to post this for those who are interested.
Jermaine Jones and Tim Howard will be representing the Colorado Rapids when the national team takes on Mexico in Columbus, Ohio later today. Both men have been called up in the past. Jones didn’t play in the most recent U.S. Men’s National Team matches in October likely because of his knee injury.
Howard, on the other hand, was named starting goalkeeper about an hour after the Rapids defeated the LA Galaxy in penalty kicks last weekend. He has faced the Mexican side 10 different times, three of those times being World Cup Qualifiers.
You can see the entire USMNT roster for the World Cup Qualifiers on November 11 and 15 here.
How to Watch
Match Date/Time: Friday, November 11, 2016 at 5:45 PM MT
Venue: MAPFRE Stadium—Columbus, Ohio
TV Information: FS1, Univision
Live Stream: Fox Sports Go, Univision Deportes
Weather at Kickoff: Mid-40s and partly cloudy