• Tue. Sep 21st, 2021

U.S. Soccer selects Cincinnati host for USA-Mexico world cup qualifier

From ussoccer.com

CHICAGO – For the U.S. Men’s National Team’s fourth home match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign, U.S. Soccer has selected Cincinnati as the host of USA-Mexico, presented by Allstate.

On November 12, TQL Stadium will be the site for the first qualifier inCincinnati. The match willbe broadcast live on theESPN and Univision familyof networks, with kickofftime to be determined.

“When you talk about greatrivalries in our sport, USA-Mexico is one of the best,” U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Gregg Berhalter said. “We are fortunate to have so many great venue options in this country, and for this match Cincinnati ticks all the boxes.”

“This is a special game that requires a special atmosphere, and we know it’s one that Cincinnati will provide.”

Due to the anticipated high demand, U.S. Soccer will once again be utilizing a weighted random draw for tickets.

The most anticipated game in the region every four years, this is the sixth consecutive time the state of Ohio has hosted the USAMexico qualifier. These meetings have produced some of the most significant moments in U.S. Soccer history in a rivalry that dates back to 1934.

While Mexico had historically dominated the series, competition between the teams has grown into a proper rivalry since 2000 during which time the U.S. has held the edge, amassing a record of 15-9-6 against its neighbors to the south. The most important meeting in the modern era came at the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea/Japan in the Round of 16.

The epic encounters continued last month when the USMNT was crowned champion of the inaugural Concacaf Nations League after twice coming from behind to defeat Mexico 3-2 in a match that required 30 minutes of overtime to determine a winner.

Since 2000, the series is an even 4-4-2 in World Cup Qualifying contests.

The match against Mexico will be the first of two matches during the November, with the USMNT traveling to Jamaica for the second match on Nov. 16 against the Reggae Boyz.

U.S. Soccer will be hosting a Patrons Program around the match in Cincinnati. Patrons Programs are multiday VIP travel packages, including premium match tickets, accommodations, ground transportation, gift packs, exclusive behind-the-scenes access and more.