U.S. Soccer announces Tax Day friendly with CONCACAF rivals Mexico in San Antonio


The greatest rivalries in all of sports North and Central American soccer will be renewed this spring as the US national team and Mexico face off in an international friendly April 15 in San Antonio, Texas, the two soccer federations announced on Wednesday.

April’s showdown will be the USMNT’s first game ever played in the city of San Antonio, as both teams prepare for this summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, which kicks off July 7.

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The last time the USMNT and Mexico met was in a pre-World Cup friendly, April 2, 2014, in Glendale, Arizona. The bitter rivals played to a 2-2 draw that night. Prior to that, the CONCACAF giants last met during World Cup qualifying, Sept. 10, 2013, the night the Americans officially sealed their spot in the 2014 tournament with another famous “dos a cero” (2-0) victory, in Columbus, Ohio.

Since taking over as USMNT head coach in July 2011, Jurgen Klinsmann is undefeated (two wins, three draws) against Mexico, including a March 2013 draw at Estadio Azteca, the USMNT’s first away draw against Mexico in qualifying since 1997.