• June 20, 2021

Exclusive: USA vs. Mexico live score, updates, highlights from CONCACAF Nations League final

 Exclusive: USA vs. Mexico live score, updates, highlights from CONCACAF Nations League final



It has been nearly two years since we had a USA vs. Mexico that counts. One of the best rivalries in global soccer will be renewed in the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League final in Denver on Sunday (9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT).

The USMNT and El Tri have battled for regional supremacy for years and they’ve regularly faced off in a number of championship matches. Mexico has claimed the large majority of those finals (the USA won the Gold Cup in 2007), and El Tri will once again be the favorite, albeit a slight one, at Empower Field. 

Both countries will have their first-choice lineups available for this one and both will be led by a new generation of young stars, including Christian Pulisic (USA), Gio Reyna (USA), Hirving “Chucky” Lozano (Mexico) and Diego Lainez (Mexico). Those players labored to get past their respective Nations League semifinals on Thursday, but their struggles will be long forgotten by the time they line up across one another in Sunday’s final. 

WATCH: USA vs. Mexico streaming live on fuboTV (7-day free trial)

The Nations League was launched in 2019 to provide a meaningful competition for the 41 countries in the CONCACAF region between FIFA World Cup qualifying and the biennial Gold Cup tournament. The winner will claim a trophy and the title of best team in CONCACAF. Until the next time they meet, of course. 

Sporting News will provide live updates and highlights from USA vs. Mexico in the CONCACAF Nations League final. Follow along below.

USA vs. Mexico live score

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USA vs. Mexico updates and highlights

9:30 p.m. ET: Time for national anthems. Mexico and then USA.

9:17 p.m. ET: This three-man attacking front for Mexico is going to be tricky for John Brooks and Tim Ream to keep up with for pace:

9:11 p.m. ET: More scenes from the stadium:

9:10 p.m. ET: Latest weather report from Denver:

8:53 p.m. ET: Another Clint Dempsey fashion statement on the Paramount+ pregame show:

8:52 p.m. ET: Get a taste of the fan atmosphere at Empower Field:

8:22 p.m. ET: The USA make a formation change for Mexico, going with three center backs and two wingbacks. Expect Mexico to target Tim Ream in that left channel. Sergino Dest is going to need to play defense tonight.

USA vs. Mexico starting lineups

The starting lineups are out. Christian Pulisic is named U.S. captain. Chucky Lozano will lead the line for Mexico.

USA

Starting lineup (3-4-3, left to right): 1 Zack Steffen-GK — 13 Tim Ream, 6 John Brooks, 15 Mark McKenzie — 2 Sergino Dest, 23 Kellyn Acosta, 8 Weston McKennie, 22 DeAndre Yedlin — 10 Christian Pulisic (captain), 9 Josh Sargent, 7 Gio Reyna.

Available subs: 12 Ethan Horvath-GK, 19 David Ochoa-GK, 13 Matt Miazga, 5 Antonee Robinson, 20 Reggie Cannon, 4 Tyler Adams, 14 Jackson Yueill, 17 Sebastian Lletget, 11 Brenden Aaronson, 18 Yunus Musah, 21 Tim Weah, 16 Jordan Siebatcheu.

Mexico

Starting lineup (4-3-3, left to right): 13 Guillermo Ochoa (captain) — 23 Jesus Gallardo, 15 Hector Moreno, 2 Nestor Araujo, 21 Luis “Chaka” Rodriguez — 8 Carlos “Charly” Rodriguez, 4 Edson Alvarez, 16 Hector Herrera — 17 Jesus Corona, 22 Hirving Lozano, 20 Uriel Antuna.

Available subs: 1 Alfredo Talavera-GK, 12 Rodolfo Cota-GK, 3 Carlos Salcedo, 19 Gerardo Arteaga, 5 Jorge Sanchez, 7 Luis Romo, 6 Sebastian Cordova, 18 Andres Guardado, 10 Orbelin Pineda, 14 Diego Lainez, 9 Henry Martin, 11 Alan Pulido.

How to watch USA vs. Mexico in USA

  • Date: Sunday, June 6
  • Time: 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT
  • TV channel: CBS Sports Network (CBSSN)
  • Spanish-language TV: Univision, TUDN Deportes
  • Live stream: Paramount+, fuboTV (7-day free trial)

CBS Sports Network will carry the USA vs. Mexico match and it will be streamed on Paramount+ and fuboTV (7-day free trial). The match will be available with Spanish-language commentary on Univision and TUDN.





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