US to play Mexico at Philadelphia on Aug. 10
Friday, July 8, 2011
CHICAGO (AP) -- The United States will play Mexico in a soccer exhibition at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field on Aug. 10, the first game for the teams since El Tri overcame a two-goal deficit against the Americans to win the CONCACAF Gold Cup final 4-2 last month.
The game is on a FIFA fixture date, meaning clubs are required to release players. However, with the German Bundesliga opening Aug. 5 and the English Premier League eight days later, some teams may discourage players from returning to the U.S.
The U.S. Soccer Federation announced the match Friday. Preparing for the start of 2014 World Cup qualifying in June, the Americans play Costa Rica on Sept. 2 at Carson, Calif., then meet Belgium on Sept. 6 at Brussels.