Mexico set to take on Paraguay at Arrowhead Stadium

NEW YORK — Mexico will play a pair of exhibition games in the U.S. in March.

El Tri will meet Ecuador at the Los Angeles Coliseum in March 28, then play Paraguay three days later at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The games are within the international fixture period on FIFA’s calendar, which means most top players should be available.

"We are extremely excited to have the Mexican National Team scheduled to play it’s first-ever match at Arrowhead Stadium," Chiefs President Mark Donovan said in a press release. "We have put an emphasis on creating a sports and entertainment destination for fans of all ages, interests and backgrounds. We know that the Mexican National Team fans travel extremely well, and we are eager to have new fans experience everything special about Arrowhead and Kansas City."

The matches were announced Thursday by Soccer United Marketing, an affiliate of Major League Soccer.

Mexico also is scheduled to play the U.S. at San Antonio on April 15, which is not a FIFA date.