They may not have their first-team players available for this one, but when the USA and Mexico meet in a friendly on Wednesday night in Glendale, Ariz., the bite and intensity of the rivalry will be felt just the same.
It is the first meeting between the long-time foes in 2023 and there is sure to be another in the CONCACAF Nations League semi-finals in June. The two nations could also face off in the 2023 Gold Cup later this summer.
As this April friendly falls outside FIFA’s official international window, both teams’ rosters are made up mostly of domestic players who have been released for international duty. Only two players are active in Europe and both are right backs: American Sergino Dest (AC Milan) and Mexican Julian Araujo (Barcelona reserve).
It’s a big opportunity for players on the fringes of both national teams: home-grown veterans and a collection of younger talent who will all be hoping to make an impact.
Watch USA vs Mexico live stream
- Date: Wednesday, April 19
- Time: 10 p.m. ET (kickoff 10:22 p.m. ET)
- TV channel: TBS, Telemundo, Universo
- Streaming: Fubo, HBO Max, Peacock, Telemundo Deportes en Vivo, Watch TBS, Universo NOW.
The match will air in the United States on TBS in English, while a Spanish-language broadcast is available on both Telemundo and Universo.
All three of those channels are streaming on Fubo, which is available to new users on a free trial.
A stream can also be accessed by subscribers of HBO Max (English) and Peacock (Spanish). Authenticated subscribers (via satellite, cable, and telco companies) can watch the stream on Watch TBS, Telemundo Deportes en Vivo, and Universo Now.