The United States and Mexico will meet at the Rose Bowl once again. Another trophy on the line, another spot in the Confederations Cup on the line, another 90,000+ fans in attendance. Four years ago, it was the Gold Cup final, this time around it's the CONCACAF Cup, but either way, all eyes in North American soccer are on Pasadena and the region's two superpowers.
If the U.S. loses this match, then 2015 will be an unmitigated failure and Jurgen Klinsmann will have some serious questions to answer. Sunil Gulati has pledged his support for his manager regardless of the outcome of the match, but winning the Gold Cup was the team's priority, then after a historic loss and early elimination, they made the CONCACAF Cup their priority. Fair or not, a good judge of the team and Klinsmann's progress or not, those are the only benchmarks set by the manager so he would have to answer for those if they fall short against their rivals.
The good news is that Klinsmann has never lost to Mexico. El Tri are also in a state of flux as they head into the match led by interim manager Tuca Ferretti, following the dismissal of Miguel Herrera, while new manager Juan Carlos Osorio watches on. Injuries have also weakened the Mexico team so in terms of stability and health, things are certainly trending the Americans' way.
The match will be televised in English on Fox Sports 1. John Strong and Stuart Holden will be on the call, while Rob Stone will lead the 90-minute pregame show from two sets at the Rose Bowl and as many analysts as you can possibly fit onto a screen. There will presumably be post-match coverage on Fox Sports Live, which airs immediately after the final whistle.
In addition to the English-language coverage, Univision will broadcast the match in Spanish. Fox Sports Go is the streaming home for the match.
Match date/time: Saturday, 9:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
TV: FS1 (English), Univision (Spanish)
Streaming: Fox Sports Go