The United States men’s national team face their biggest rivals Mexico once again. This time it’s about as low pressure as you’ll ever see the two meet in. Both teams are in sort of a rebuild with each having caretaker managers at the helm and calling up some younger players for this match. Both teams are also coming off losses in which they were severely outplayed by superior South American powers.
For the young Americans called up by Dave Sarachan, most of them will be experiencing the USA/Mexico rivalry for the first time in their career. While there may not be much at stake, this is a great chance to see how these up and coming national team hopefuls handle the added ambiance that the rivalry inevitably provides.
The Brazil friendly was always going to be a tough ask. This match should offer a better measuring stick for where the current talent pool is in comparison to the top of Concacaf. Who will take advantage of the opportunity and continue to show they belong at this level? Now’s the time to find out.
United States lineup:
Mexico XI vs. #USMNT: H. Gonzalez; Abella, Ayala, Alvarez, Alanis, Arteaga; Aguirre, Guzman, Alvarado; Lainez, Zaldivar— Planet Fútbol (@si_soccer) September 12, 2018
California-born MF Jonathan Gonzalez begins on the bench for #USAvMEXhttps://t.co/75MdRPh75b
How to Watch
Advertised Kickoff Time: 8:30 p.m. ET, 5:30 p.m. PT
Venue: Nissan Stadium; Nashville, Tenn.
Available TV: ESPN, Univision, Univision Deportes
Available Streaming: fuboTV (Free Trial), WATCHESPN, Univision NOW
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