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.
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