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International Friendly: USA vs Mexico – Where to Watch

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.

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World Cup Qualifying: Mexico vs USA – Recap and Highlights

Mexico remained unbeaten but left fans frustrated as they came from behind to draw 1-1 with the United States on Sunday night.

The quick turnaround, with this game moved up due to Mexico’s upcoming participation in the Confederations Cup, resulted in a number of changes to both starting lineups. Nevertheless, the game started at a high intensity and there were a number of fouls in the opening minutes. Carlos Salcedo was perhaps lucky to remain on the field after nailing Bobby Wood with an elbow during a 3rd minute aerial challenge.

Then, in the 6th minute, Michael Bradley silenced the crowd in the Azteca when he won the ball in midfield, saw Memo Ochoa off his line, and chipped the keeper from distance to give the U.S. an extremely rare lead on Mexican soil.

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World Cup Qualifying: Mexico vs USA – Where to Watch

One of the biggest games of the Hex is fast approaching, with Mexico hosting the U.S. in the Estadio Azteca this Sunday. The game, originally scheduled for Tuesday, was moved up to accommodate Mexico’s participation in the Confederations Cup.

Both teams are coming off wins on Thursday, with the U.S. beating Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 and Mexico seeing off Honduras 3-0.

El Tri will look to keep their unbeaten record alive, while the U.S. will look to shock their rival with a positive result. Mexico is currently first in the standings with 13 points, while the U.S. is third with seven.

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U.S., Mexico, and Canada Announce Joint Bid for 2026 World Cup

The United States, Mexico, and Canada made their rumored joint bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup official today. U.S. Soccer’s Sunil Gulati, the Mexican Football Federation’s Decio de María, and Canada Soccer President Victor Montagliani held a press conference to formally announce their intention to file a joint bid.

There have been co-hosts in the past, but this is the first time that three countries have bid to jointly host a FIFA competition. With the World Cup field set to expand, Canada Soccer notes that “Canada-USA-Mexico are uniquely suited to fulfill requirements for the 48-nation 2026 FIFA World Cup finals”.

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World Cup Qualifying: U.S. vs Mexico – Recap and Highlights

el triDos a cero is over. After losing four straight qualifiers by that margin in Columbus, Ohio, Mexico broke the curse with a 1-2 victory against the United States. It was the first home loss in World Cup qualifying for the USMNT since 2001.

El Tri looked the better side from the opening whistle and they came within inches of opening the scoring in the 9th minute, when Jesús Manuel “Tecatito” Corona hit the post.

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Women’s Olympic Qualifying: Mexico vs USA – Where to Watch

logo CONCACAFMexico and the U.S. both picked up convincing wins in their first matches in Group A, and will now square off for first in the group here. Mexico is currently top of the group on goal difference after their 6-0 victory over Puerto Rico, while the U.S. is second after their 5-0 win against Costa Rica.

The Mexican women’s national team has only ever qualified for one Olympic Games, in 2004, while the U.S. has not only qualified but medaled every time since the discipline was introduced in the 1996 games.  Continue reading

CONCACAF Cup: Mexico vs the U.S. – Recap and Highlights

concacaf cupMexico twice took and lost the lead before a 118th-minute strike from Paul Aguilar gave them the 3-2 victory over the U.S. in the CONCACAF Cup. The victory sends Mexico to the 2017 Confederations Cup as the CONCACAF representative.

Mexico opened the scoring early on. In the 10th minute, Oribe Peralta took the ball into the box and sent a cross in for Javier Hernández, who beat Brad Guzan to make it 1-0. It was Chicharito’s first-ever goal against the U.S.

El Tri was dominating possession and chances, but then in the 15th minute, the U.S. got back into it from a set piece. Michael Bradley swung in a free kick and Geoff Cameron met it with a powerful header to tie the game at 1-1.

Both sides had chances to take the lead, but the draw lasted through halftime. There was some excitement in the 34th minute, when a confrontation between Oribe Peralta and Brad Guzan sparked a shoving match involving the majority of both teams.

Mexico completely dominated the entirety of the second half, but despite all of their possession, they could not find a second goal. With the scoreline still 1-1 after 90 minutes, the match went to extra time.

Five minutes into overtime, Oribe Peralta restored Mexico’s lead. Paul Aguilar cut the ball back towards the penalty spot, and Peralta sent the ball through Cameron’s legs and past Guzan to make it 2-1.

Once again, the U.S. fought back to equalize. Substitute Bobby Wood finished off a pass from fellow sub DeAndre Yedlin in the 108th minute to level the match once more. But just as it seemed penalties were inevitable, Raúl Jiménez pounced on a poor clearance and sent the ball back into the box for Aguilar, whose volley gave Mexico the definitive 3-2 lead.

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Lineups

Mexico: Moisés Muñoz, Miguel Layún, Héctor Moreno, Diego Reyes, Paul Aguilar, Andrés Guardado (Javier Güemez 79′), Rafael Márquez (José Arturo Rivas 75′), Héctor Herrera, Raúl Jiménez, Javier Hernández (Jesús Manuel Corona 96′), Oribe Peralta. 

U.S.: Brad Guzan, Fabian Johnson (Brad Evans 110′), Geoff Cameron, Matt Besler, DaMarcus Beasley, Kyle Beckerman, Jermaine Jones, Gyasi Zardes (DeAndre Yedlin 77′), Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore (Bobby Wood 97′). 

CONCACAF Cup: Mexico’s Starting Lineup vs the U.S.

el triA day before the crucial CONCACAF Cup match between Mexico and the United States, Ricardo Ferretti’s starting lineup has been revealed by Claro Sports.

Ferretti has chosen to change formations after he tried out a five-man backline in last month’s friendly against Argentina. El Tri will revert to a four-man backline for this game, lining up in a 4-3-3 with Moisés Muñoz in goal.

The defense will be made up of Miguel Layún, Héctor Moreno, Diego Reyes, and Paul Aguilar, with the midfield trio consisting of Héctor Herrera, Andrés Guardado, and Rafael Márquez. The three-pronged attack will be made up by Raúl Jiménez, Oribe Peralta, and Javier “Chicharito” Hernández.

CONCACAF Cup: Mexico vs the U.S. – Where to Watch

concacaf cupThe U.S. and Mexico will renew their heated rivalry on Saturday evening in the Rose Bowl in a one-game playoff for a ticket to the 2017 Confederations Cup.

The U.S. and Mexico earned their spots in the playoff as the winners of the 2013 and 2015 Gold Cups, respectively. In the past, the winner of the Gold Cup prior to the Confederations Cup would automatically become the CONCACAF representative in that tournament, but in an effort to boost interest in the Gold Cup in the “off years”, CONCACAF introduced the playoff scheme in April 2013.

“This innovative resolution will allow the champion of every single Gold Cup edition to have the same competitive opportunity to represent CONCACAF at the international level,” explained then-president Jeffrey Webb.

Both teams have had mixed results in recent games, with Mexico drawing Trinidad and Tobago 3-3 and Argentina 2-2 in their September friendlies, while the U.S. defeated Peru 2-1 but fell 4-1 to Brazil in their own friendlies last month.

All attention will now be fixed on the sold-out Rose Bowl on Saturday as the U.S. and Mexico will once again look to show who is the best in CONCACAF.

CONCACAF Cup – Confederations Cup Playoff
Saturday, October 10
United States vs Mexico – 9:30 PM – Fox Sports 1 / Univision / Univision Deportes / Online

Dos Santos, Vázquez Out of CONCACAF Cup

el triMexico will be without Giovani dos Santos and José Juan Vázquez for Saturday’s CONCACAF Cup match against the United States due to injury.

Dos Santos was injured during the L.A. Galaxy’s game on Sunday, picking up a muscular injury that will keep him out of the Confederations Cup playoff. Javier Güemez of Club América replaced Dos Santos on the roster.

“Gallito” Váquez will also be absent due to muscular complaints. He reported to the training camp with pain in his left thigh and right calf, and after an MRI it was determined that he should continue his rehab with his club team, León. He was replaced on the roster by teammate Elías Hernández.