- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On June 21, 2012
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- Azteca, Mexico, USMNT
The US-Mexico rivalry is back on. The two sides will meet next month in Mexico City at the famed Estadio Azteca on August 15 (the game will air on ESPN2).
The match will be the first international friendly between the CONCACAF rivals on Mexican soil since 1984, when the US fell 2-1.
The US still own a lovely 0-23-1 record in Mexico with the most recent losses south of the border coming back-to back 2-1 defeats in World Cup qualifying in 2005 and 2009.
“Mexico has proven to be one of the top teams in the world in the moment, so for us this is a huge opportunity,” US head coach Jurgen Klinsmann said in a statement. “The US and Mexico have a very special rivalry, and the chance to be challenged in an environment like Estadio Azteca in Mexico City will be another important experience for the development of our players.”
This game will come just before the next two World Cup qualifiers with Jamaica in Group A. Klinsmann and his squad will to Kingston on Sept. 7 for the first meeting at “The Office” since 2004 and then returning to Columbus Crew Stadium on Sept. 11.