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México announces two friendlies against USWNT

México will face the defending World Cup champions in East Hartford, Connecticut in early July.

Spain v Mexico: Women’s International Friendly Photo by Mateo Villalba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

The México Women’s National Team announced that they will play two friendlies against their northern neighbors this July. The first is on Thursday, July 1 starting at 7:38 PM Eastern (local) time. The second match will be on Monday, July 5 with a 5:08 PM start time. The team will set up camp from June 28 through July 6, however no firm details were given.

East Hartford is about two hours from New York City and about an hour and a half from Boston and has been the host of several high-profile soccer matches. It most recently served as the home of Toronto FC during the 2020 Major League Soccer season since travelling back and forth between Canada was stopped due to the global pandemic.

These matches signify another step for México in playing some of the top teams in the world, and you can’t get more of a top team than the number one ranked, two-time defending World Cup Champions. It will be a good measuring stick for México, especially since the two teams are all but guaranteed to meet in competitive play during Concacaf qualification for the 2023 World Cup.