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USWNT Has All the Motivation it Needs in Olympic Qualifying Decider vs. Mexico

CARSON, Calif. — The world champion U.S. women’s national team faces Mexico in a winner-take-all game for a berth in the 2020 Olympics on Friday night (10 p.m. ET, FS1, Galavision). And while the U.S. has an all-time record against Mexico of 36 wins, 1 tie and 1 loss, that one epic defeat still serves as a reminder of what can happen in a one-game situation with a major tournament berth on the line.

On Nov. 5, 2010, in Cancún, Mexico beat the U.S. 2-1 to advance to the 2011 Women’s World Cup. Megan Rapinoe was on the field that day, and on Thursday she recalled that some U.