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Mexican national team schedules Angola for final U.S. match

March 9, 2010 | 11:47 am

Mexico has filled in the last opening on its pre-World Cup dance card, choosing Angola for the final opponent on its six-game U.S. exhibition schedule in preparation for this summer's tournament in South Africa. That match will take place May 13 in Houston's Reliant Stadium.

Mexico has already won its first two friendlies, beating Bolivia 5-0 in San Francisco and blanking New Zealand 2-0 before a crowd of more than 90,000 at the Rose Bowl last week. Mexico plays North Korea next Wednesday in Torreon before returning to the U.S. for games against Iceland (in Charlotte, N.C.), Ecuador (East Rutherford, N.J.) and Senegal (Chicago).

Angola played Mexico to a scoreless draw in the World Cup four years ago in Germany but did not qualify for this year's tournament.

-- Kevin Baxter