US Soccer has officially announced that Lincoln Financial Field will play host to a friendly between the US men's soccer team and their CONCACAF rivals, Mexico. It will be the first time the sides meet since Mexico thumped the US in the Gold Cup final. It will also be the first friendly between the two since 2008. It's only the third time since 1992 that the US men will play in Philadelphia. The last time was in 2010, when they drew over 50,000 fans to their final warm up game before departing for the world cup.
US coach Bob Bradley says that he's excited to face Mexico and excited to be back in Philadelphia.
"We're thrilled that fans in Philadelphia will have a chance to witness this special rivalry," said Bradley. "A match between the United States and Mexico inspires a lot of passion from both sides and creates an outstanding atmosphere in the stadium. These types of games are great experiences for our players, and we look forward to the challenge."
Tickets go on sale Friday July 15th at 10am through ussoccer.com, all ticketmaster locations and at the Lincoln Financial Field box office. There will also be a special pre-sale for Visa card holders on July 14th at 10am. You can find that through ussoccer.com.
The game will kick off August 10th at 9pm eastern and will be shown live on ESPN2, ESPN3 and Univision.