24.05.2018 21:08 h

USA-Mexico rivalry to be renewed September 11 at Nashville

The United States will host arch-rival Mexico on September 11 in a football friendly during the first international window after the World Cup.

The matchup at Nashville, Tennessee, pits two of the nations in the joint bid to bring the 2026 World Cup to North America.

Nashville, the American Country Music Capital, will be the home of a Major League Soccer expansion team in 2020 as is among 18 candidate cities to host matches in the World Cup bid. A 1-1 draw with Panama last year at Nashville drew 47,622 spectators.

Mexico owns a 34-18 with 15 drawn edge in the rivalry, although the Americans have a 13-7 with 6 drawn record in games against El Tricolor since the turn of the century.

While Mexico advanced to the World Cup in North American qualifying last year, the Americans were a shock failure, a flop that led to changes atop the US Soccer Federation and Dave Sarachan becoming the US coach on an interim basis through to the end of this year's World Cup.