Jurgen Klinsmann is once again matching up his players against the world's best during the international fixture date.
The U.S. national team has announced a friendly against rival Mexico at Estadio Azteca on Aug. 15. The Americans will be looking for their first win on Mexican soil in 24 games.
“Mexico has proven to be one of the top teams in the world in the moment, so for us this is a huge opportunity,” Klinsmann said. “The U.S. 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.”
The U.S. has already collected its first-ever road win against Italy in February and faced five-time World Cup champion Brazil at the end of the May. The Mexico match falls on an international fixture date designated for friendly matches, which means the players will be released following league play the previous weekend.
The game will be played ahead of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying this fall.
The U.S. is set to play a home-and-home series against Jamaica in September before visiting Antigua & Barbuda and hosting Guatemala in October. Mexico will face Costa Rica twice in September and Guyana and El Salvador in October.
The Americans are first in Group A on goal differential ahead of Jamaica. El Tri leads Group B.
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