The USA vs. Mexico soccer rivalry is virtually unmatched in North American sports. Historic and nationalistic factors make it more than just a game between two home teams, especially when they duke it out on American soil. The US has an 8-0-1 record at home this decade against Mexico the only tie happened in Houston, so you can bet local fans are looking for a real victory. Theres a new factor this time round, though: Local Mexico fans will have to cheer against a few Houston Dynamo on the Mens National Team, including Ricardo Clark, Brad Davis and Eddie Robinson (who scored the first goal in the recent US 2-0 victory over Sweden). Will the Americans defend their no-loss home streak? Or will they have to sarcastically say congrats to the Mexicans, who will probably be cheering too loudly to hear them? Find out today when these two arch rivals take the field. 8 p.m. Reliant Stadium, One Reliant Park. For tickets and information, call 713-629-3700 or visit www.ussoccer.com. $35 to $40.
Wed., Feb. 6, 8 p.m., 2008