USA vs Mexico: time, date, TV for USMNT-El Tri rivalry match in Nations League final
Once again, it will be the United States against Mexico in a high stakes game.
The big rivals won their respective CONCACAF Nations League semi-finals Thursday night in Denver to set up a much-anticipated final to be played Sunday night (9 p.m. ET). Neither party had the ease to move forward: the USMNT used a last minute goal to advance against Honduras, while Mexico needed a penalty shoot-out against Costa Rica.
USMNT vs. El Tri: a football rivalry like no other
The United States and Mexico have faced each other in the World Cup qualifiers for decades, but it wasn’t until the turn of the 21st century that the United States began to take on Mexico and taste success. in their competitive clashes. This new dynamic has helped transform the rivalry into one of the best in the world.
One of the hot spots came in the round of 16 at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, when the Americans ousted Mexico from the tournament. The subsequent rise of the United States as a regional football powerhouse meant that the USMNT and El Tri began to see each other more in the later stages of CONCACAF competitions.
In fact, the United States and Mexico have a growing list of CONCACAF Finals in which they have faced each other. The last major regional competition before the COVID-19 pandemic saw them meet in the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final. El Tri won that match 1-0 and won most of the others (list below). below). Americans will want to reverse this trend from Sunday.
- 1993 Gold Cup Final: Mexico 4, United States 0
- 1998 Gold Cup Final: Mexico 1, United States 0
- Gold Cup 2007 Final: United States 2, Mexico 1
- Gold Cup 2009 Final: Mexico 5, United States 0
- Gold Cup 2011 Final: Mexico 4, United States 2
- CONCACAF Cup 2015: Mexico 3, United States 2
- Gold Cup 2019 Final: Mexico 1, United States 0
How to watch the United States vs Mexico in the Nations League final
- Dated: Sunday 6 June
- Time: 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT)
- TV channel: CBS Sports Network (CBSSN)
- Direct: Paramount +, fuboTV (7 day free trial)
- Television in Spanish: Univision, TUDN
What is the CONCACAF Nations League?
CONCACAF, the governing body of football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean, kicked off the Nations League tournament in 2019 to provide meaningful competition for 41 countries in the region between Cup qualifiers. World Cup and the biennial Gold Cup tournament.
The League of Nations divides the 41 countries into three tiers with countries promoted and relegated based on their performance. The top four “League A” group winners (United States, Mexico, Costa Rica and Honduras) qualified for the final four, which had been postponed for a year due to the COVID-pandemic. 19.
Now the United States and Mexico are fighting for the honor of having their names engraved on the first edition of the League of Nations Trophy, adding another twist to a rivalry that has captured the imagination of a continent .