Category: Mexican National Team

Mexico’s attendances 147% greater in US than US Men’s National Team

At various times over the years, many articles have been written about how Mexico is the most popular and best supported national team among soccer fans in the United States. From The Guardian and The Washington Post writing pieces about it during the Copa America Centenario in 2016, to The Washington Post writing about it again during the 2018 World Cup. The reason for that comes down to a very simple fact: Mexico draws substantially better than the USMNT within the US. There’s a reason that the US plays most if it’s games in smaller MLS venues while El Tri ... Read more

Mexico’s average attendance in USA 146% greater than USMNT in 2018

One of the unique things about the American soccer landscape is the number of fans of other nations in the country. Nobody fits that bill better than Mexico. As has been the case in years past, Mexico’s attendance dwarfs that of the USMNT. But 2018 saw the gap reach historic proportions. This year, Mexico’s attendance is 146% higher than that of the US (59,678 to 24,163). It was much closer last year (43,586 to 29,400) but that’s still a gap of 32%. 2016 saw Mexico average 51,200 to 29,707 for the US, a gap of 41%. Even during 2011, when ... Read more

Where to find Argentina vs. Mexico on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Argentina vs. Mexico on US TV in their friendly, you’ve come to the right place. After Friday’s friendly where Argentina beat Mexico 2-0, the two nations prepare for their second friendly against each other in just days when they face each other on Tuesday night. The match will be shown live on US television and streaming. Match: Argentina vs. Mexico Kickoff: Tuesday, 7pm ET Looking to watch Argentina vs. Mexico online from your work, home or on the go? If you live in the USA, there are several options to ... Read more

Nashville makes strong case for World Cup 2026 host city

I’ve been writing for World Soccer Talk since May, 2014. As you may know, I mainly handle match previews of US Men’s National Team games, but I also write stories about attendances and TV ratings. This past Tuesday, I was afforded the opportunity of being able to go to Nashville to cover the USA-Mexico game in person for World Soccer Talk. It was a fantastic experience and I certainly hope to be able to do it again in the future. Here’s a not so brief rundown of the sights and sounds of being on the ground to cover the match. ... Read more

Where to find USA vs. Mexico friendly on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch USA vs. Mexico in the friendly, you’ve come to the right place. The youngsters on the US Men’s National Team put in a good performance on Friday night despite the 2-0 loss to Brazil. But how will they perform against a Mexico team that lost 1-4 to Uruguay in their friendly? For soccer fans in the United States, the game will be shown live on ESPN (English-language) and Univision Deportes (Spanish-language). Match: USA vs. Mexico Kickoff: Tuesday, 8:30pm ET Looking to watch USA vs. Mexico online from work, home or ... Read more

USA vs. Mexico preview: USMNT youth faces archrival Mexico in Nashville

Well the series of post-World Cup friendlies (ludicrously called the Kickoff Series) has gotten off to the start that just about everybody expected it to: with a loss to Brazil. For most of the game, the US youngsters were outclassed, outmatched and outgunned. Not that it was unexpected. Brazil is one of the top teams in the world and had a roster that was chock full of world class players. And while the US has young talent coming through the pipeline, it’s obvious that they still have a long way to go. The focus now shifts away from Brazil and ... Read more

5 recent Brazil-Mexico games from 2012 through 2015

Six times in a row. That’s how many consecutive times Mexico has been eliminated in the Round of 16 at the World Cup. The task does not get any easier this time around as not only is Mexico coming off a heavy defeat at the hands of Sweden in their final group stage game but they are facing Brazil who have not failed to advance to the quarterfinals since 1990. But here’s the thing. Mexico/Brazil games are usually tight, tense and enormously entertaining affairs. And while Mexico may have just lost heavily, they still have a very talented squad. Plus ... Read more

Mexico’s attendances for games in US were 48% greater than USMNT’s in 2017

Photo credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports For the year 2017, Mexico’s matches that were played on US soil had an average attendance that was 48% greater than the average attendance for matches played by the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) in their own country, according to our research. The USMNT scored an average attendance of 29,400, which was the first time in a decade that the national team had back-to-back years of average attendances under 30,000. In comparison, El Tri, the Mexico national team, had an average attendance of 43,586. The US played 14 games on US soil in ... Read more