Mexico have announced their second friendly of the summer, this time against Honduras on June 12th in Atlanta, Gerogia. The match will be played in the Mercedes Benz Arena that is home to Atlanta United. The game will be in preparation for the Gold Cup as it will be played after the Nations League finals in Denver. Mexico is set to play Iceland in Arlington, Texas on May 29th.
With the decrease of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, Mexico has returned to have matches to complete the 5 friendlies a year contract with SUM marketing in the United States. In 2020, no matches could be played with crowds, so none of the 5 games played by the Mexican NT were in the United States. Mexico will now face Iceland the 29th and then play 2 matches in the CONCACAF Nations League in Denver. Mexico will be playing against Costa Rica in the Semifinals on June 3rd and depending of the result, will either be playing the Final or 3rd place match on June 6th, also in Denver. With the other Semifinal being United States vs Honduras, now there is the real possibility that Mexico might play consecutive games with Honduras. The last match between Mexico and Honduras was the final World Cup qualifier Mexico played in 2017, where Honduras won 3-2 in San Pedro Sula, Mexico’s only loss in that Qualifier process. The last time Mexico played Honduras in a friendly was in 2015 prior to the Gold Cup. The match ended scoreless and to make matters worse, Bryan Beckeles injured Javier Hernandez and caused him to miss the 2015 Gold Cup. Hopefully history doesn’t repeat itself this match.