The summer friendly that Jurgen Klinsmann has been hinting at for months is official.
The Mexican soccer federation announced that El Tri will host the U.S. men's national team at Estadio Azteca on Aug. 15 in a friendly between the two CONCACAF powerhouses.
The meeting will be the second United States-Mexico match of the Klinsmann era, with last August's 1-1 draw in Philadelphia being his first match after replacing Bob Bradley as national team coach. It will also provide a chance for the U.S. men to notch their first-ever win on Mexican soil, something that has not been accomplished in 24 tries.
Mexico currently owns the bragging rights in the heated rivalry after capturing the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup at the United States' expense, coming from two goals down to win 4-2 and claim a spot in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup. The match will be the final U.S. friendly before World Cup qualifying resumes in full force in September, with the United States facing Jamaica in consecutive fixture dates on Sept. 7 and 11, in Kingston, Jamaica, and Columbus, Ohio, respectively.
Are you excited for the friendly? How do you see the U.S. men faring in the match? Will they finally get that elusive win in Mexico?
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