Mexico and the United States U-23 National Team clash today to conclude Group A of the 2021 Concacaf Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship at Estadio Jalisco. Both have already sealed a place in the semi-finals after winning their games against Costa Rica and Dominican Republic, but there are no friendly matches between these two rivals. Here, take a look at the match preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch the game in the US.
The hosts have perfectly started the tournament. Jamie Lozano's squad grabbed two wins in the first two games to clinch a spot in the next stage of the competition, in which they will try to repeat the success they had in the previous two editions.
The USMNT has been the other side that began the competition strongly, as they claimed the six points from the opening games. The team coached by Jason Kreis has secured a place in the semi-finals, but they have one more challenge left before that round and it's against another serious title contender.
Mexico vs USA: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Time: 9:30 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara
Mexico vs USA: Time by State in the US
ET: 9:30 PM
CT: 8:30 PM
MT: 7:30 PM
PT: 6:30 PM
Mexico vs USA: Storylines
The two arguably most powerful teams from the Concacaf will clash in the Olympic Qualifiers. They will face after their progress to the next round was already sealed. Still, whenever these two nations face each other there's enormous excitement due to their lifelong rivalry. Moreover, the two are serious contenders to claim the two Tokyo 2021 spots at stake in this competition.
Mexico has won the last two editions of the Olympic Qualifying Championship, and now they're expected to repeat the success at home, but mainly to secure a berth in the Olympic Games. Lozano's team is one match away to achieve that, but first, they'll have to face an important opponent.
The USMNT started this tournament in a good way as well, as they have beaten Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic. They are under pressure to get the national team into the main event of sports after failing to accomplish it in the last two Qualifiers. Before the semi-finals, they'll have to show their strength against a historic rival.
Mexico vs USA: Concacaf Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship Standings
Mexico and the United States U-23 Men's National Team have claimed the six points after two games, and the Tri are above the US due to goal difference.
Mexico vs USA: Concacaf Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship Top Scorers
Mexico: Sebastián Córdova (4)
USA: Hassani Dotson (2)
How to watch or live stream Mexico vs USA in the US
The exciting game to be played between Mexico and USA in the 2021 Concacaf Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship will be broadcast in the US by Univision NOW, TUDN.com, Foxsports.com, TUDN App, UniMás, TUDN USA, Fox Sports 1, and TUDN Radio.
Mexico vs USA: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers in the US haven't placed their bets yet, as they may have found it too soon to tell. However, this one looks as an evenly matched duel, as any clash between these two teams. Both have been great so far, but Mexico managed to win even more comfortably, so they may be slight favorites as they are at home as well. According to Caliente, El Tricolor have odds of +155, while the USMNT have odds of +175. A tie would result in a +275 payout.