Two teams under an interim manager and in the middle of a generational switch. Both teams arrive on the back of a defeat, with Mexico losing to Uruguay 4-1 and the United States losing 2-0 to Brazil. It’s not exactly the most exciting Clasico of recent years, but it’s a Clasico nonetheless.
On paper, you could say Mexico look like the better team, but when it comes to friendlies, El Tri have been unable to beat the U.S. in decades. That said, the last time both teams met in U.S. soil, Mexico successfully conquered its demons by beating the Stars and Stripes 2-1 in Columbus, Ohio.
So what to expect from this match? Both of these teams have a group of young promising players that are set to be the future face of their respective national team. To name a few, there is Diego Lainez and Roberto Alvarado of Mexico, while for the U.S. there is guys like Tyler Adams and Weston McKennie.
Obviously, there isn’t a huge amount of pressure regarding this match, but both sides know this is essentially a game they can’t lose. If anything, it is worth seeing just how these youngsters deal with their first real experience in a Mexico-US rivalry match.
Date: Tuesday, September 11
Time: 5:30pm Pacific, 7:30pm Central, 8:30pm Eastern
Venue: Nissan Stadium, Nashville Tennessee
TV: Univision Deportes(US-Spanish), UniMas (US-Spanish), ESPN (US-English) TDN (Mexico), UnivisionTDN (Mexico), Azteca 7 (Mexico)