Fans can watch the Mexico vs. United States soccer match live online and see which team can take the important matchup just a few months ahead of another likely showdown.
The teams will be meeting in San Antonio for an international friendly match with quite a bit more on the line. The teams are expected to battle for the 2017 Confederations Cup, and this will be the last official meeting before then.
Fans who watch the Mexico vs. United States soccer match live online will see two teams with a local flavor. Because the match falls outside FIFA’s international window, it will include mostly players from the MLS and Liga MX.
The International Business Times noted:
“U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann has been able to draft in four players from Liga MX, including second call ups for Mexico-eligible duo, goalkeeper William Yarbrough and defender Ventura Alvarado. He has also been granted license to welcome Tottenham Hotspur right-back DeAndre Yedlin and Bayern Munich’s Julian Green, currently on loan at Hamburg, with neither player in the first-team picture at their European clubs. In total there are nine players who were a part of the United States’ 2014 World Cup squad, including Michael Bradley. But Jozy Altidore, following his red card in last month’s friendly against Switzerland, and injured duo Clint Dempsey and Jermaine Jones, will miss out.”
Despite a bit of a disjointed roster, Klinsmann said it will be an important test for them.
“It’s a huge opportunity playing Mexico in any kind of environment and in any kind of game,” he told the U.S. Soccer website. “It’s different compared to how we were put together in Switzerland and in Denmark, and I see this kind of a game as a huge opportunity for players to come in and play in front of a sold-out stadium and loud crowd, a lot maybe pro-Mexico, but these are the games where you mature and where you try to express yourself and show what you have, and therefore we are thankful that we can play this game.”
Fans who watch the Mexico vs. United States game live online will see what is an odd home game for the United States. Klinsmann said he expects a largely pro-Mexico crowd, and the United States squad will actually be calling on two Mexican-American players – Ventura Alvarado and William Yarbrough – who made their U.S. debut this March.
“They definitely both were a very impressive surprise to us coaches,” Klinsmann said of the pair. “Ventura stepped in on the field like he has always been with us. Even when he got in late in the game against Denmark, because Michael Orozco had some knee problems, he filled in right away and he was sharp and did his job, and then he proved that again over 45 minutes in Switzerland; it was the same with William. William played in the second half in Switzerland and was calm, balanced and got his work done.”
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