US to play Mexico at Philadelphia on Aug. 10
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.