The knockout rounds of the Apertura 2018 Copa Corona MX begin this week, with 12 teams from Liga MX and four from Ascenso MX facing off in the Round of Sixteen.
The Round of Sixteen consists of single-elimination games held at the home of the higher seed. Should the teams be tied at the end of the regulation 90 minutes, advancement will be decided by a penalty shootout; no extra time will be played.
In their second September friendly, Mexico will face the U.S. at Nissan Stadium in Nashville on Tuesday evening.
Both Mexico and the U.S. were in action last Friday, and both CONCACAF teams fell to South American opponents; El Tri lost 4-1 to Uruguay while Brazil beat the U.S. 2-0.
Both teams have young rosters and are under the direction of interim coaches, and many players will be participating in this regional rivalry for the first time – and will be eager to make their mark on it.
In their first match since the 2018 World Cup, Mexico will take on Uruguay in an international friendly in NRG Stadium in Houston.
Interim head coach Ricardo Ferretti has chosen a young team for El Tri’s September friendlies, with fifteen players under age 25 and nine without any caps, while some familiar faces such as Chicharito Hernández and Carlos Vela were not called up.