Can the U.S. men’s national soccer team complete the trifecta and get a third pivotal win this year against their main Concacaf rivals, Mexico?
The two square off at Cincinnati’s TQL Stadium on Friday in a World Cup qualifier, the first between the two sides in the 2022 World Cup qualifying cycle.
Coach Gregg Berhalter‘s USMNT had a successful summer against Mexico. In the span of two months, the USMNT defeated Mexico twice for trophies, first in the Concacaf Nations League final and then to win the Concacaf Gold Cup.
The stakes Friday night, as seemingly always is the case between these two teams, are high. Through six matches played, Mexico sits atop the Concacaf World Cup qualifying standings with 14 points. The U.S. is in second with 11 points, followed by Canada (10), Panama (8) and Costa Rica (6). The top three teams automatically qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, while the fourth-place team must compete in an inter-continental playoff.
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Here’s everything you need to know for Friday:
When is the USMNT-Mexico World Cup qualifier?
Kickoff is slated for 9 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 12.
Where is the USMNT-Mexico World Cup qualifier?
The game will be held at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, home to Major League Soccer’s FC Cincinnati. This will be the sixth consecutive World Cup qualifying cycle that the state of Ohio has hosted the USMNT vs. Mexico game. The previous five took place in Columbus, where the MLS’ Columbus Crew’s former home, Historic Crew Stadium, was famous for the “Dos a Cero” games against Mexico, in which the USMNT prevailed 2-0 in 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2013. In 2017, Mexico defeated the U.S., 2-1.
How can I watch the USMNT’s World Cup qualifier vs. Mexico?
Which players are on the USMNT and Mexico rosters?
Goalkeepers (3): Sean Johnson (club: New York City FC; USA), Zack Steffen (Manchester City; England), Matt Turner (New England Revolution; USA)
Defenders (9): Reggie Cannon (Boavista; Portugal), Mark McKenzie (Genk; Belgium), Chris Richards (Hoffenheim; Germany), Antonee Robinson (Fulham; England), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United; USA), Joe Scally (Borussia Mönchengladbach; Germany), Sam Vines (Royal Antwerp; Belgium), DeAndre Yedlin (Galatasaray; Turkey), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; USA)
Midfielders (7): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids; USA), Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig; Germany), Gianluca Busio (Venezia; Italy), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; USA), Weston McKennie (Juventus; Italy), Yunus Musah (Valencia; Spain), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders; USA)
Forwards (6): Brenden Aaronson (Red Bull Salzburg; Austria), Paul Arriola (D.C. United; USA), Jesús Ferreira (FC Dallas; USA), Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas; USA), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea; England), Tim Weah (Lille; France)
Goalkeepers (3): Rodolfo Cota (Leon; Mexico), Guillermo Ochoa (Club America; Mexico), Alfredo Talavera (Pumas UNAM; Mexico)
Defenders (9): Nestor Araujo (Celta Vigo; Spain), Jesus Gallardo (Monterrey; Mexico), Cesar Montes (Monterrey; Mexico), Julio Cesar Dominguez (Cruz Azul; Mexico), Hector Moreno (Monterrey; Mexico), Luis Rodriguez (Tigres; Mexico), Osvaldo Rodriguez (Leon; Mexico), Jorge Sanchez (Club America; Mexico), Johan Vasquez (Genoa; Italy)
Midfielders (9): Edson Alvarez (Ajax; Netherlands), Sebastian Cordova (Club America; Mexico), Roberto Alvarado (Cruz Azul; Mexico), Andres Guardado (Real Betis; Spain), Orbelin Pineda (Cruz Azul; Mexico), Carlos Rodriguez (Monterrey; Mexico), Luis Romo (Cruz Azul; Mexico), Hector Herrera (Atletico Madrid; Spain), Ricardo Angulo (Chivas; Mexico)
Forwards (5): Jesus Corona (Porto; Portugal), Rogelio Funes Mori (Monterrey; Mexico), Raul Jimenez (Wolves, England), Henry Martin (Club America; Mexico), Hirving Lozano (Napoli; Italy)
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: USMNT vs. Mexico World Cup qualifier: Live stream and TV info