USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter looking forward to Mexico clash
The United States men’s national team is holding camp in Cincinnati, Ohio for the World Cup qualifying game against Mexico on 12 November.
For the third time this year the United States men’s national team will host the Mexico national team in a rivalry that keeps on growing game after game. Over the summer, the United States beat Mexico in two finals to lift the CONCACAF Nations League trophy and the Gold Cup.
Special rivalry between Mexico and the USMNT
This will be the first time they meet in the World Cup qualifying campaign in CONCACAF; the USMNT will host Mexico on 12 November at the TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. For American coach, Gregg Berhlater, this is a special game when both sides play at their highest level.
"In the context of World Cup qualifying, it’s just another game, right? But in terms of the rivalry and the history and the times when you get to play them with a pro-U.S. crowd in a great stadium, I mean, it makes it special. It really does, and we’re focused on playing our game, playing a good game, and really just looking forward to giving this young group the experience of this game,” said Berhlater on Monday.
"I just think it’s a great event. All the qualifiers that we play at home are amazing but this takes it to another level. It's amazing-plus. Because of the attention around the game, because of the amped up crowd, all of this just turns it into a really special event. For us as a group, we’re relishing this opportunity. We’ve played them four times already and all four times were in the United States but you could argue it wasn’t a pro-U.S. crowd. So, now we get to play in Cincinnati with our fans behind us and we’re looking forward to it."