Parties for US-Mexico soccer game set for Hermosa Beach, Irvine

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Viewing parties will be held on Sunday in Hermosa Beach and Irvine for broadcasts of the US-Mexico CONCACAF Nations League finals.

The game will be broadcast in English by Cable’s CBS Sports Network and the streaming service Paramount + and in Spanish by Univision and the TUDN cable network from 6:00 p.m., kicking off at 6:36 p.m. at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver is.

The USA reached the final by beating Honduras 1-0 in the semifinals in Denver on Thursday, with substitute Jordan Siebatcheu heading in the 89th minute. Mexico beat Costa Rica 5-4 on penalties after regular game in the semi-finals on Thursday went goalless.

This is the first meeting between the US and Mexico since September 6, 2019, when Mexico won an exhibition 3-0. Mexico leads the series, 36-19-15, including a 21-0-3 record from 1937-1980 and a 4-1-1 record since 2015.

The USA occupies 20th place in the ranking published on May 27th by FIFA, the international football association. Mexico ranks 11th.

The US team consists of four players each, who play in England, Germany and Major League Soccer, including midfielder Sebastian Lletget from Los Angeles Galaxy, three in Belgium, two in Spain and one each in Austria, France, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland and Turkey.

Mexico’s squad consists of 13 players who play in Mexico, four in Spain and one each in Belgium, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands and Major League Soccer. Defender Héctor Moreno is untied.

US defender Mark McKenzie and Mexico’s defender Gerardo Arteaga are team-mates for Belgian club Genk.

Sunday’s game will be the opening final of the CONCACAF Nations League. The competition was launched by the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football, the football association of the regions, to create a regular game schedule for national teams, some of which have played fewer than 10 games in four years and required more competitive games, to support the development of the sport in these nations.

The US finished first in Group A of League A with a 3-1-0 record and reached the semifinals. Mexico finished first in Group B with a 4-0-0 record.

Sightseeing parties will be held at the Underground Pub and Grill in Hermosa Beach and Left Coast Brewing in Irvine. They are organized by the American Outlaws’ South Bay and Orange Counties Chapters, a nationwide support group for the US men’s and women’s national soccer teams.

Parties for US-Mexico soccer game set for Hermosa Beach, Irvine was last changed: June 6, 2021 by Contributing Editor

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