It was déjà vu for the U.S. Men’s National Team as they once again defeat Mexico at a home World Cup qualifier by the score of 2-0. This is the fourth time the United States won by the “Dos a Cero” scoreline over Mexico over the last five qualification cycles. The one time the USMNT didn’t do this? 2017, when they failed qualify for the World Cup.

This caps off a massive year in the USA-Mexico rivalry. The USMNT defeated Mexico three times (Nations League final, Gold Cup final, and WCQ) in the span of a calendar year, the first time either team has done this since 1937.

At the halfway point in qualification, the United States is top of the table by goal differential over Mexico. Canada is in third, a point behind both teams. Panama, the surprise team, is three points behind the U.S. in fourth. The top four are separating themselves from the rest of the pack, and four teams advance. It’s just a matter of getting the three automatic qualification berths and avoiding the fourth place intra-continental playoff.

It’s a time of celebration for the red, white, and blue and USMNT Twitter was ecstatic about the win.

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