8:51 p.m.: If you’re a U.S. fan looking for any sign:
— USKeeper 🇺🇸 (@USKeeper) November 13, 2021
8:46 p.m.: We’ll see how much of a pro-U.S. crowd this ends up being in Cincinnati:
— Cincy Soccer Talk (@cincysoccertalk) November 13, 2021
7:37 p.m.: USA vs. Mexico is definitely a bucket list sports event:
The atmosphere in Cincinnati ahead of USA-Mexico is ELECTRIC 🔥 pic.twitter.com/LmHB1Mjnzq
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 13, 2021
7:02 p.m.: That’s some bit of history the USA can achieve with a win:
The last time the 🇺🇸 or 🇲🇽 won 3 straight games against each other in a calendar year………1937.
— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) November 12, 2021
7 p.m.: What it’s like just outside TQL Stadium:
— JaseOfBase (@JaseOfBase513) November 13, 2021
USA vs. Mexico projected lineups
USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter revealed that Manchester City goalkeeper Zack Steffen will start (though he said it could have easily been Matt Turner) and Chelsea star Christian Pulisic will not. When the roster was announced , he made it clear that Ricardo Pepi would be getting the bulk of the minutes at forward.
USA starting lineup (4-3-3, left to right): 1-Zack Steffen-GK — 5-Antonee Robinson, 12-Miles Robinson, 3-Walker Zimmerman, 2-DeAndre Yedlin — 8-Weston McKennie, 4-Tyler Adams (capt.), 6-Yunus Musah — 20-Tim Weah, 9-Ricardo Pepi, 11-Brenden Aaronson
USA subs (12): 13-Matt Turner-GK, 22-Reggie Cannon, 18-Mark McKenzie, 15-Chris Richards, 21-Sam Vines, 23-Kellyn Acosta, 16-Gianluca Busio, 17-Sebastian Lletget, 14-Cristian Roldan, 10-Christian Pulisic, 7-Paul Arriola, 19-Jesus Ferreira
Mexico comes into the match with headaches along the back line, where center backs Nestor Araujo (suspension) and Cesar Montes (injury) are out, and Hector Moreno, who was a gametime decision, starts on the bench. Julio Cesar “Cata” Dominguez and Johan Vasquez will form the center back partnership.
Mexico starting lineup (4-3-3, left to right): 13-Guillermo Ochoa-GK — 23-Jesus Gallardo, 5-Johan Vasquez, 3-Julio Cesar “Cata” Dominguez, 21-Luis “Chaka” Rodriguez — 7-Luis Romo, 4-Edson Alvarez, 16-Hector Herrera — 17-Jesus Manuel “Tecatito” Corona, 9-Raul Jimenez, 22-Hirving “Chucky” Lozano
Mexico subs (12): 12-Rodolfo Cota-GK, 1-Alfredo Talavera-GK, 15-Hector Moreno, 20-Gilberto “Tiba” Sepulveda, 6-Jorge Sanchez, 2-Osvaldo Rodriguez, 18-Andres Guardado, 8-Carlos “Charly” Rodriguez, 14-Roberto “Piojo” Alvarado, 10-Orbelin Pineda, 19-Henry Martin, 11-Rogelio Funes Mori
DECOURCY: Rivalry is everything when it comes to USA vs. Mexico
How to watch USA vs. Mexico
- Date: Friday, Nov. 12
- Time: 9 p.m. ET
- TV channels: ESPN2*
- Spanish-language TV: Univision, TUDN
- Streaming: fuboTV , ESPN+
USA vs. Mexico will air on ESPN2 (English), and Univision and TUDN (Spanish) with all three channels streaming on fuboTV . New subscribers can get a free 7-day trial to the streaming service.
*Note: If the Cincinnati vs. South Florida college football game on ESPN2 runs past the 9 p.m. ET kickoff time, the match telecast will commence on ESPNNEWS.
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The match will be held at Cincinnati’s TQL Stadium, the home of Major League Soccer’s FC Cincinnati. The venue opened last May.