Rosters set for USA-Mexico legends game


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When word broke about a United States-Mexico legends game last week, there remained some speculation about just which players from the storied rivalry would be participating for both sides.

The final rosters are out, and some of the more prolific heroes and villains from the last two decades of CONCACAF's ongoing feud will be on hand for the unique event.

The United States, which, will be coached by Curt Onalfo, will feature Ian Feuer, Cobi Jones, Paul Caligiuri, Thomas Dooley, Eric Wynalda, Roy Lassiter, Chris Klein, Cle Kooiman, Ted Eck, Clint Mathis, Alexi Lalas, Jovan Kirovski, John O'Brien and Brian McBride. 

Mexico, meanwhile, will be coached by Carlos Reinoso and will trot out Jorge Campos, Claudio Suarez, Ramón Ramírez, Martin Zúñiga, Mariano Trujillo, Zague, German Villa, Alberto García Aspe, Ramon Morales, David Oteo, Luis Hernández, Joel Sánchez, Eduardo Missael Espinoza, Chima, Jesús Olalde, Jared Borgetti and Francisco Palencia.

The match is slated for Sunday night at 6 p.m. (PT) at the Home Depot Center.

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38 Responses to Rosters set for USA-Mexico legends game

  1. jason says:

    What, no Blanco?

  2. fifawitz1313 says:

    FUN!!! Glad to see that that these bitter rivals can appreciate and hopefully respect each other once they are retired.

  3. boneall says:

    Is there any TV coverage, hadn’t seen it discussed before?

  4. matt says:

    Isn’t Blanco still an active professional? These guys have all been retired for a while.

  5. Kevin says:

    Oh man. Is this safe? I fear for McBride’s life. You know he is going to somehow come out of this game looking like Rocky.

    No Kasey Keller? I am sure he is itching for an excuse to get back on the field already.

    What has Roy Lassiter been doing?!

  6. cwimms says:

    Still, let’s be safe and have extra stretchers and riot gear on hand.

  7. Mike in Missouri says:

    As long as Lalas doesn’t get kicked in the groin again, it will be okay.

    Or do I have that wrong?

  8. Jeb says:

    Roy Lassiter was my childhood hero!! Fifa ’98 Road to the world cup!

  9. alabamafutbol says:

    Cobi Jones will be relieved not to see red-card-Rafa on the pitch

  10. Chris says:

    I wish! I would seriously enjoy watching this game.

  11. scott says:

    Man do i miss seeing McBride wear a US uniform. His absence is still felt.

  12. Nwhit says:

    Job siting?

  13. Rocco says:

    Agreed, this one would be a fun one to watch.

  14. BSU SC says:

    Forgive me for not knowing, who is Ted Eck? I don’t remember ever hearing the name.

  15. jon says:

    SBI, finally giving us an answer on the O’Brien question.

  16. MMV says:

    No Reyna. Dammit. I was hopping for a Reyna – O’Brien pairing in the center of the park for old times sake. I look for Jones and McBride to continuing being the punching bag of Mexico. I bet they get hacked, slapped, stomped, spit on, and punched all game long. Of course, I bet Jones swings in a cross and McBride finishes with a thundering header.

  17. patrick starr says:

    Ill be at the Kings -Canucks game :(

  18. Roger says:


  19. LoS says:

    yes he is playing for Dorados in the Primera A.

  20. Mike in Missouri says:

    know he played for Dallas for a few years, but I don’t remember him with the nats.

  21. Mark says:

    I foresee some age-inflicted injuries coming….pulled hammies, twisted ankles, etc.

  22. Modibo says:

    I was hoping the O’Brien-SBI connection would get the first mention in the comments.

    Ahh, yes… John O’Brien finally back in the Nats picture…

  23. Matt says:

    Is this some sort of charity event? How come I haven’t heard of this until now?

  24. Air Jordanz says:

    Hopefully they’ll bust out the denim kits.

  25. Michael F. SBI Mafia Original says:

    No Reyna? No Keller? No Harkes? You gotta be kidding me!

  26. Matt says:

    And what about Keller for US?

  27. Peterjh says:

    C’mon man. John O’Brien! Do we even need this blog anymore?

  28. Brad says:


  29. CJ says:

    Let’s hope Roy can stay onside a little better in retirement than he did during his career.

  30. NC Jeff says:

    Am I really the first to predict it’ll be USA: dos a cero

  31. bcoug says:

    Yea, I think you put an “n’t” in there that you didn’t need.

  32. El Torito says:

    Roy Lassiter is the man. It will be nice if he puts up a show.

  33. nic d "the TEXAS 2 stepper" says:

    Surely someone will get carted off in this one. Rivalries die HARD! And with a few bloodied noses and torn ACL’s

  34. Mike says:

    This is awesome! These are the guys that made me a fan of the game. Talk about memories…

  35. nate says:

    It’s almost as if McBride has a death wish or something.

  36. Andrew says:

    I think he got all his caps pre-MLS…

  37. EA says:

    Looks like this is John O’Brien’s first steps back to full fitness.

    Get a few matches under him, and he’ll be good to go for qualifying!

  38. NC Jeff says:

    Would anyone like any additional prognostications from me?