Miguel Herrera says USMNT-Mexico friendly in works for April

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We may get a match-up of the United States and Mexico before next summer’s Gold Cup.

El Tri coach Miguel Herrera says the two rivals are discussing an April friendly that would fall outside of the FIFA international window, much like they did in a 2-2 draw last Spring.

Still that out-of-window side had a wealth of USMNT regulars, as Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey were among those to recently move to Major League Soccer sides. It’s also the day that saw Julian Green make his Yanks debut.

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The US has not remarked on the potential for the April match, but MLSSoccer.com points out the nations have played each other at least once annually since 1993.

Barring January transfers and unexpected releases, this would leave the match without names like Brad Guzan, Fabian Johnson, Javier Hernandez and Hector Herrera. But it would still be the US versus Mexico, and we’ll take it.

Still, remember the US/Croatia friendly news that leaked but became US/Colombia? Perhaps Jurgen Klinsmann and Sunil Gulati like news coming out on their terms.