USA vs Mexico start time, TV channel and more to watch the CONCACAF Nations League Final
One of the world’s most intense soccer rivalries will see its final chapter on Sunday when the United States’ national men’s soccer team faces its Mexican counterpart for the first CONCACAF Nations League trophy.
The United States and Mexico are both led by a new generation of talent that has emerged in recent years. The likes of Christian Pulisic (US) and Hirving “Chucky” Lozano (Mexico) won’t need to remember the long history between these two footballing powers who are constantly vying for the right to be called the best team in the world. the region.
Mexico have had more wins in their league finals (6 of 7), but this latest showdown should be another tied affair. Both teams struggled to survive their respective semi-finals – the United States needed a late goal and Mexico won a shootout – and both coaches have roster decisions and training to take before the game.
Mexico coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino has been flexible with his tactics and staff so far this year, mixing a four-man defensive line with a three-man back line flanked by winger. Regardless of the set-up, “Chucky” Lozano continues to be Mexico’s most consistent offensive player, although the electric Diego Lainez has also become a threat in recent games.
US National Team Head Coach Gregg Berhalter’s main questions revolve around his midfield and forward player selections. There is a lot of clamor for the talented Yunus Musah and Tyler Adams – the latter is “recovered and ready to go” from his injury by Berhalter – but the coach opted for the same group of three in midfield in both. last matches. It’s a similar story at the center-forward, where Josh Sargent is expected to get a third straight start, although Jordan Siebatcheu scored the winner off the bench in the semi-final against Honduras.
What time is the United States vs. Mexico?
- Dated: Sunday 6 June
- Time: 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT
The United States Men’s National Team and their Mexican counterparts face off in the final championship final for the title of best team in the region.
How to watch USMNT vs Mexico in the United States
- TV channel: CBS Sports Network (CBSSN)
- Direct: Paramount +, fuboTV (7 day free trial)
- Television in Spanish: Univision, TUDN Sports
CBS Sports Network will broadcast the Nations League Final and the broadcast will also air on Paramount + and on fuboTV (7 day free trial). The match will be available with commentary in Spanish on Univision and TUDN.
What happens if USA-Mexico is tied?
Unlike the Nations League semi-finals, teams will go into overtime if they are deadlocked after the 90-minute Nations League final. The 30-minute overtime will be split into two 15-minute halves to allow teams to switch sides.
If the score is still tied after extra time, a penalty shootout will determine the winner. USMNT took part in six shots on goal in official competitions and won half the time (three wins). US starting goaltender Zack Steffen is known to be a penalty shootout specialist.
Mexican number 1 Guillermo “Memo” Ochoa made a decisive save in El Tri’s recent shootout against Costa Rica.
USA vs Mexico odds, prediction
Odds courtesy of DraftKings
The story tells a fascinating story here.
Mexico faced the United States in seven CONCACAF finals and won all but one finals (Gold Cup 2007). The United States has also suffered shutout losses to Mexico in both matches (including a friendly) since Gerardo “Tata” Martino took over in 2019.
In fact, Berhalter has yet to beat Martino in direct confrontations dating back to the days of Major League Soccer. Martino won six of the seven head-to-head encounters, the other ending in a 0-0 playoff draw that saw Berhalter Columbus Crew’s side advance in a penalty shootout. Current US goalie Zack Steffen stood on his head in this match.
This Mexican team has a little more sense than the young American team and the experienced Martino will have the right plan to neutralize the pressing and the rise of the Americans. It would be a stretch to think that Berhalter would introduce a whole new tactical look in such a big game after fielding a similar side in the last two outings.
The most attractive odds at time of publication imply that Mexico “scores first and wins” at +180. Mexico will get off to a good start and look to set the tone for the game and disorient the United States. Thus, a goal from Mexico in the first half is also a strong possibility (+220 Mexico to win the first half). And if you buy in both scenarios, then Mexico winning half time AND full time (+300) is a nice bonus.
- The USA are gaining in regulation: +190
- Prize draw in payment: +230
- Mexico wins in regulation: +154
- The United States wins the trophy: +100
- Mexico wins the trophy: -125
- Mexico wins the 1st half: +220
- Mexico will score first and win: +180
- Mexico winner at half-time and full-time: +300