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On This Day: Matt Besler and USA shut down Mexico at Azteca in 2013

Alas, Matt Besler's coming-out party for the United States Men's National Team.

Seven years ago today, the Sporting Kansas City defender and Overland Park native earned just his second cap for the U.S. MNT, and it just so happened to come under mightily daunting circumstances.

Stepping into central defense alongside Omar Gonzalez, Besler played an instrumental role in shutting down the likes of Javier "Chicarito" Hernandez in a 0-0 World Cup qualifying draw against archrivals Mexico at the vaunted Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.

The well-earned point was only the second World Cup qualifying draw for the U.