Mexico have announced they will play a friendly against Argentina on September 9th in San Antonio. It will be the final game of the five contractually obligated with SUM (Soccer United Marketing) to be played in the United States in 2019. Mexico played against Chile and Paraguay in March and with Venezuela and Ecuador in June in preparation for the Gold Cup. Argentina will play against Chile in Los Angeles on September 5th just prior to facing Mexico.
Mexico and Argentina played each other twice late last 2018 in Argentina. Both friendlies were easy 2-0 wins for Argentina. Mexico played under then interim manager Ricardo Ferretti (oddly enough the last friendly before that against Argentina also fell under an internship with Ferretti, a 2-2 draw in 2015) and Mexico’s level of play was poor during all six games Ferretti managed. It should be a total different mentality under Coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino. Martino will also play against not only his home country, but the last national team he managed before going to Atlanta United in Major League Soccer. After the friendly, Mexico will play in the Nations League against Panama and Bermuda in the rest of the FIFA dates, making the friendly against Argentina the last one to be played in 2019. There is still no word if Mexico will only play against Argentina in September or if they will have a friendly in September 5th in Mexico (the San Antonio date is confirmed to be the only date a friendly will be played in the US under the SUM contract). Mexico last defeated Argentina in 2004 in the Copa America played in Peru, the only official game Mexico has beaten Argentina.