FIFA.com chats with USA defender Clarence Goodson just hours ahead of his first visit to Estadio Azteca, where the Americans meet Mexico in CONCACAF’s qualifying clasico.
Panama earned a historic win over the United States on Saturday in Tampa, Florida, moving to the top of Group C while the hosts remain tangled in second place with Canada, who beat Guadeloupe.
An experimental United States were beaten 4-2 by the Czech Republic on Tuesday in the penultimate friendly match before they head to South Africa.
Honduras defeated the USA 3-1 last night in a friendly football match between two teams bound for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa in June.
Mexico and the USA will face off for the Gold Cup crown for a second time on the trot after emerging victorious in their respective semis.
USA coach Bob Bradley speaks exclusively to FIFA.com about his side's start to South Africa 2010 qualifying and the FIFA Confederations Cup.