USA vs. Mexico, 2018 Friendly: Post-match reaction


A new, younger group of U.S. men’s national team players will get their taste of the United States-Mexico rivalry when the teams meet in an international friendly at Nissan Stadium Tuesday night.


Fielding young teams under the direction of interim coaches, both teams are coming off losses to South American opposition on Friday night, with the USMNT falling to Brazil, 2-0, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, while El Tri lost to Uruguay, 4-1, at NRG Stadium in Houston.

“We all know the history between our team and Mexico for all the previous years in games. It’s going to add a whole different look than Brazil,” U.S. coach Dave Sarachan said. “It’s a rival we’ve had and will continue to have. .… The game speaks for itself — USA-Mexico, always a rival, always going to be a very intense game. Again, we’re going to use that experience, for sure, in Nashville to further this group along because that’s the team in our region we’re going to have to compete with.”

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