United States vs Mexico: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

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Bob Levey
Rivals USMNT and El Tri face off in Nashville with both in transition under the leadership of interim coaches

The U.S. national team and Mexico are two sides going through a team rebuild, and will face each other at the Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee on Tuesday evening.

Both are sides in transition, with Mexico picking up the pieces following an average World Cup campaign and introducing a fresh squad to lead the new generation of El Tri, as the search for a permanent manager continues.

The USMNT are also in the process of appointing a new head coach following their failure to qualify for this summer's World Cup finals in Russia.

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They both come off the back of disappointing friendly defeats – Mexico losing 4-1 to Uruguay and the USMNT beaten 2-0 by Brazil – and their showdown on Tuesday could represent the start of a new era.

Game USMNT v Mexico
Date Tuesday, September 11
Time 1:30am BST / 8:30pm EST

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch


In the United States (US), the game will be shown on ESPN and streamed online via the ESPN+ app .

US TV channel Online stream
ESPN ESPN+
UK TV channel Online stream
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Squads & Team News


Position USMNT players
Goalkeepers Steffen, Bono, Horvath
Defenders Yedlin, Miazga, Carter-Vickers, Lichaj, Robinson, Parker, Moore, Long
Midfielders Adams, McKennie, Roldan, Weah, Green, Trapp, Acosta, Delgado
Forwards Wood, Zardes, Novakovich

John Brooks has returned to Wolfsburg and Paul Arriola has gone back to D.C. United following the defeat to Brazil in New Jersey. Christian Pulisic is not involved and remains with Dortmund after picking up an injury that has ruled him out of international action.

Potential USMNT XI: Steffen; Lichaj, Miazga, Carter-Vickers, Yedlin; Weah, Acosta, Trapp, Roldan; Wood, Zardes.

Position Mexico players
Goalkeepers Gonzalez, Lajud
Defenders Ayala, Gallardo, Alanis, Alvarez, Rodriguez, Angulo, Abella, Arteaga
Midfielders Dos Santos, Hernandez, Pineda, Gonzalez, Alvarado, Guzman, Lainez, Aguirre
Forwards Jimenez, Pulido, Zaldivar

The likes of Hirving Lozano, Erick Gutierrez and Guillermo Ochoa will not be travelling to Nashville and will instead return to their domestic clubs.

Potential Mexico XI: Lajud; Abella, Alvarez, Alanis, Arteaga; Lainez, Gonzalez, Aguirre; Jimenez, Zaldivar.


Betting & Match Odds


The United States are priced at odds of 19/10 to win according to bet 365, while a draw is available at 11/4. A win for El Tri is up for 29/20.

Click here to see all of bet 365's offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.


Match Preview


USMNT Brazil Yedlin Neymar 2018

The USMNT and Mexico rivalry is a storied one, and Tuesday's clash should be nothing short of intense. Both sides will not only be fuelled by their rivalry but their aim to bounce back from two miserable defeats.

With the majority of each side's obvious stars and experienced players not included in the team and a slew of young talent to feature, it will be the chance to showcase what is to come for the next generation.

In addition to the absences of Hirving Lozano, Erick Gutierrez and Guillermo Ochoa, Javier Hernandez has also opted to stay behind with West Ham, which paves the way for an emerging squad to impress interim coach Tuca.

The USMNT will be dejected following a 2-0 loss to an all-star Brazil team that fielded all of its big names, with Neymar leading the line. The half-empty MetLife Stadium in New Jersey was a sorry sight for Dave Sarachan's side, though they will be eager to lift spirits and bounce back with a performance against El Tri.

Mexico also suffered a loss to South American opposition - 4-1 to Uruguay - with Barcelona forward Luis Suarez scoring twice in eight minutes. The most recent result between Mexico and the USMNT was a 1-1 draw in June 2017 in a World Cup qualifier, and both sides will be desperate to win this time around.

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