USA vs. Mexico CONCACAF Cup open thread

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USA faces Mexico tonight in the CONCACAF Cup, live from Pasadena, California. Here’s everything you need to know about the game. Plus feel free to share your opinions, observations and questions in the comments section below with fellow readers from around the world.

Two years ago, CONCACAF split the region’s berth to the Confederations Cup between two editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, assuring that both editions in a four-year cycle have the same importance from a competitive perspective. The USMNT qualified for the CONCACAF Cup with its 2013 Gold Cup championship, while Mexico was able to capture the tournament this summer to set up next month’s showdown in Pasadena.

Pre-game and kick-off times

On FOX Sports 1, the pre-game begins at 8pm ET. Kick-off time is 9:30pm ET. The game will also be shown on Univision.

For FS1, the commentators will be John Strong and Stuart Holden, while the pundits for the pre-game, half-time and post-match will be Alexi Lalas, Eric Wynalda, Brad Friedel and Mariano Trujillo. Grant Wahl reports from the U.S. sideline with Francisco X. Rivera reporting on the Mexican side.

FOX’s broadcast of USA-Mexico will be produced by David Neal, the same man who was behind FOX’s slick Women’s World Cup coverage.

TV times

• TV: Pre-game starts at 8pm ET on FOX Sports 1. Kick-off time is 9:30pm ET. Game will also be shown live on Univision.

Streams

FOX Sports GO (cable subscription required),
FOX Soccer 2GO (no cable subscription required); FOX Soccer 2GO special offer is $1 for access for next 6 days.

Audio

• Mute the TV and listen to Jason Davis and Jared DuBois on Rabble.tv.
• After the game ends, listen to Kartik Krishnaiyer on Rabble.tv with his post-match reaction.

Preview

USA vs. Mexico CONCACAF Cup preview: 93,000 to watch do-or-die game in Pasadena.

Audio previews

Listen to World Soccer Talk Radio’s series of interviews this week to preview CONCACAF Cup, with:

Jeff Carlisle (ESPN)
Tom Marshall and Cesar Hernandez (ESPN)
Juan Arango (Gazzetta World)

Video previews

Watch interviews on Soccer Morning to preview CONCACAF Cup, featuring:

Eric Gomez (Futbol Total)
Charles Boehm (SoccerWire)
Brian Sciaretta (American Soccer Now)

Predicted lineups

Who should start for USA against Mexico in the CONCACAF Cup?

Opinion pieces

• Klinsmann ‘crisis’ becomes unavoidable if US can’t beat Mexico,
• Tuca Ferretti’s legacy is at stake in Saturday’s playoff,
CONCACAF Cup: Primer on why USA vs. Mexico matters,
Klinsmann vs. Ferretti is a battle between 2 different coaching beliefs,
• Out-of-form defenders complicate decisions in Klinsmann’s back four,
Where will you be watching USA vs. Mexico’s CONCACAF Cup game?,
Why I’ll be watching CONCACAF Cup on FOX Sports, not Univision.

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  1. Javier October 10, 2015
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