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USA vs. Mexico, 2018 World Cup qualifying: Confirmed lineups and match thread

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IT. IS. TIME.

United States v Cuba Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

In just about an hour’s time, the United States men’s national team will begin their 10-match Hexagonal schedule against their most bitter rivals, Mexico. It’s the match everyone has been talking about since the schedule for the final round of World Cup qualifying was set and it’s here.

Two of the three powers in CONCACAF face off to determine which side will get off to the right start and which will be playing catch-up.

Jurgen Klinsmann has named a surprising lineup with Timmy Chandler starting in place of DeAndre Yedlin and Fabian Johnson pushed into the midfield.

On the other hand, Juan Carlos Osorio has gone with a very aggressive starting lineup with a plethora of att

Tonight’s match will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1 and Univision and will kickoff sometime after 7:45 p.m. Eastern Time. As per usual, U.S. Soccer has advertised the TV time and not the actual kickoff time. We’re expecting the match to begin around 8:00 p.m..

United States lineup: Tim Howard, Timmy Chandler, Omar Gonzalez, John Brooks, Matt Besler, Michael Bradley, Christian Pulisic, Jermaine Jones, Fabian Johnson, Jozy Altidore, Bobby Wood

Mexico lineup: Alfredo Talavera; Diego Reyes, Rafa Marquez, Hector Moreno, Miguel Layun; Andres Guardado, Hector Herrera, Giovani dos Santos; Jesus Corona, Javier Hernandez, Carlos Vela