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USA and Mexico To Meet On September 11

The United States Men’s National Soccer Team and Mexico will renew their rivalry at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee on September 11.

The USA has met Mexico 67 times, far more than any international opponent. The first page of the USA-Mexico rivalry actually came on neutral ground in Italy in a one-game playoff for the right to represent the region at the 1934 FIFA World Cup. The USA’s 4-2 victory that day in Rome would be its last for 46 years, as Mexico showed considerable dominance in the rivalry.

During the 1990s, a new generation of U.S. players began to make wins against El Tri a more normal occurrence, and while Mexico still holds a 34-18-15 all-time edge in the series, the USA has the more recent advantage with a 13-7-6 record since the turn of the century.

The last time these teams met was on June 11 when they played to a draw in a World Cup qualifier in Mexico City. Prior to that, Mexico had won back-to-back matches over the USMNT, first winning 3-2 in extra time in the 2015 CONCACAF Cup and then picking up a 2-1 victory in a World Cup qualifier in November 2016–snapping the USA’s dominance in qualifiers played in Columbus, Ohio.

This will be the sixth time the USMNT plays a contest in Nissan Stadium since 2006, according to The Tennessean, and it will be the team’s first match at the stadium since a 1-1 Gold Cup contest against Panama that took place on July 8.

In addition to this friendly with Mexico, the USMNT will host Brazil on Sept. 7 in East Rutherford, N.J.