USA vs Mexico live score, updates, highlights from the CONCACAF Nations League final
It’s been almost two years since we’ve had a USA vs Mexico game that counts. One of the best rivalries in world football will be renewed in the first CONCACAF Nations League Final in Denver on Sunday (9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT).
USMNT and El Tri have fought for regional supremacy for years and have faced each other regularly in a number of league matches. Mexico have won the vast majority of those finals (the United States won the Gold Cup in 2007), and El Tri will once again be the favorite, albeit lightweight, at Empower Field.
Both countries will have their premier rosters available for it and both will be led by a new generation of young stars including Christian Pulisic (US), Gio Reyna (US), Hirving “Chucky” Lozano ( Mexico) and Diego Lainez (Mexico). These players have worked hard to get past their respective Nations League semi-finals on Thursday, but their struggles will be long forgotten as they line up against each other in Sunday’s final.
The Nations League was launched in 2019 to provide meaningful competition to the 41 countries in the CONCACAF region between qualifying for the FIFA World Cup and the biennial Gold Cup tournament. The winner will take home a trophy and the title of CONCACAF best team. Until the next meeting, of course.
Sporting News will provide live updates and highlights from the United States against Mexico in the CONCACAF Nations League Final. Follow below.
USA vs Mexico live score
MEX: Jesus Corona – 2nd min.
USA vs Mexico Updates & Highlights
2nd minute: Goal! Tecatito Corona recovers Mark McKenzie’s pass inside the box and covers the ball. 1-0 Mexico.
1st minute: Here we go ! The stadium is moving. This is going to be fun.
9:30 p.m. ET: Time for national anthems. Mexico then USA.
9:17 p.m. ET: This three-man attacking front for Mexico is going to be difficult for John Brooks and Tim Ream to follow:
Chucky as false 9, Antuna (vertical), Tecatito (1v1🚨), Gallardo (stronger defender) instead of Areaga, Charlie, Edson, HH 🔻 in the middle.
– herculez gomez (@herculezg) June 7, 2021
9:11 p.m. ET: More stadium scenes:
9:10 p.m. ET: Latest Denver weather report:
It started to rain during the warm-ups, there was a looming thunderstorm, but in my non-expert opinion it looks like it’s gone. The rain has also stopped. for your information pic.twitter.com/NCubzqTBlG
– Nico Cantor (@ Nicocantor1) June 7, 2021
8:53 p.m. ET: Another fashion statement from Clint Dempsey on the Paramount + pre-game show:
8:52 p.m. ET: Taste the fan atmosphere at Empower Field:
8:22 p.m. ET: The United States makes a change in formation for Mexico, with three center-backs and two full-backs. Expect Mexico to target Tim Ream in this left channel. Sergino Dest will have to play defense tonight.
The starting teams of the United States against Mexico
The starting eleven are out. Christian Pulisic is appointed American captain. Chucky Lozano will lead the line for Mexico.
Starting line-up (3-4-3, from left to right): 1 Zack Steffen-GK – 13 Tim Ream, 6 John Brooks, 15 Mark McKenzie – 2 Sergino Dest, 23 Kellyn Acosta, 8 Weston McKennie, 22 DeAndre Yedlin – 10 Christian Pulisic (captain), 9 Josh Sargent, 7 Gio Reyna.
Available subtitles: 12 Ethan Horvath-GK, 19 David Ochoa-GK, 13 Matt Miazga, 5 Antonee Robinson, 20 Reggie Cannon, 4 Tyler Adams, 14 Jackson Yueill, 17 Sebastian Lletget, 11 Brenden Aaronson, 18 Yunus Musah, 21 Tim Weah, 16 Jordan Siebatcheu.
Starting line-up (4-3-3, from left to right): 13 Guillermo Ochoa (captain) – 23 Jesus Gallardo, 15 Hector Moreno, 2 Nestor Araujo, 21 Luis “Chaka” Rodriguez – 8 Carlos “Charly” Rodriguez, 4 Edson Alvarez, 16 Hector Herrera – 17 Jesus Corona, 22 Hirving Lozano, 20 Uriel Antuna.
Available subtitles: 1 Alfredo Talavera-GK, 12 Rodolfo Cota-GK, 3 Carlos Salcedo, 19 Gerardo Arteaga, 5 Jorge Sanchez, 7 Luis Romo, 6 Sebastian Cordova, 18 Andres Guardado, 10 Orbelin Pineda, 14 Diego Lainez, 9 Henry Martin, 11 Alan Brilliant.
How to watch the United States vs Mexico in the United States
- Dated: Sunday 6 June
- Time: 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT
- TV channel: CBS Sports Network (CBSSN)
- Television in Spanish: Univision, TUDN Sports
- Direct: Paramount +, fuboTV (7 day free trial)
CBS Sports Network will broadcast the USA vs Mexico game and air on Paramount + and fuboTV (7 day free trial). The match will be available with commentary in Spanish on Univision and TUDN.