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USMNT vs. Mexico ticket sales over 50,000, likely to be sellout

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Fans are flocking to see CONCACAF's biggest rivalry.

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Ticket sales for the United States and Mexico's April 15 friendly have topped 50,000, according to My San Antonio. With that many tickets already sold, officials are expecting the match to be a sellout.

The Alamodome holds about 65,000 people so with ticket sales as high as they are with more than two months to go, a sellout is entirely reasonable. It's not much of a surprise either, with both teams coming off of relatively successful World Cups and the Gold Cup right around the corner. There is plenty of excitement in both fan bases, and this is one of the biggest rivalries in the world -- not to mention the contest is being played in Mexican-heavy Texas.

Because the match does not fall on a FIFA international date, neither team will have their best players available to them. Jurgen Klinsmann and Miguel Herrera will only be able to choose from MLS and Liga MX players, but with so many American internationals returning to MLS and Herrera making heavy use of his domestic-based options, both teams should be very strong.

The match will be televised live on Fox Sports 1, and with a packed house and plenty of animosity, it should be a great atmosphere. Most of the crowd will be Mexican, but that's not anything new in this rivalry and it just provides more of a test for the Americans.