The CONCACAF Nations League final is set to begin at Empire Field when the United States and Mexico meet in the final. This is how the two teams compare before the final.
It’s a great opportunity for the USA to show that the team is on the right track ahead of the 2022 World Cup. Manager Gregg Berhalter hasn’t had much time with the squad due to the pandemic, but this Core is what USMNT fans look forward to in the future. A victory over Mexico in the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League final would be another step forward.
Players to watch: Christian Pulisic, Giovanni Reyna, Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams
Mexico needed penalties to eliminate Costa Rica, but El Tri remain a strong side with Hirving Lozano and Andrés Guardado in the lineup. Alan Pulido saw some running in the game against Costa Rica and could be a bench factor in the final. Mexico are 36-15-19 (W-D-L) in the all-time series and have won the last two games.
Players to watch: Hirving Lozano, Andres Guardado, Guillermo Ochoa, Alan Pulido, Jesus Gallardo
How to watch the United States vs Mexico
Date: Sunday June 6
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
Live Stream: Paramount +
Current odds for USA vs Mexico
Moneyline: USA +190, Mexico +154, Tie +230 (standard time)
Our pick: Mexico 1, USA 1 (USA win on penalties)
Both teams should be slightly better offensively than they did in the semi-finals, but don’t expect either team to push the limits. Mexico could score a goal early, but the United States has enough talent to stabilize and tie the game. Anything can happen in extra time and on penalties, which is why we will lead the home side to lift the CONCACAF Nations League crown in a penalty shootout.