The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF) and Soccer United Marketing (SUM) today announced Mexico’s rivals for the two previously announced March games of the 2019 Mexican National Team U.S. Tour. South American powerhouse Chile, ranked 13th in the world by FIFA, will be Mexico’s rival when it visits San Diego’s SDCCU Stadium on Friday, March 22. Four days later, on Tuesday, March 26, Mexico will take on Paraguay at Santa Clara’s Levi’s® Stadium. Paraguay is led by former Mexico Manager Juan Carlos Osorio, who led Mexico from 2015-2018, posting a record of 33 wins, nine losses and ten draws.
With both matches being played during the March FIFA window, all participating national teams are expected to bring their top players. Kickoff times, as well as additional matches for the 2019 Mexican National Team U.S. Tour, will be also announced at a later date.
Tickets for the San Diego and Santa Clara tour matches are now on sale via MexTour.org, ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets for the previously announced June 9 game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, presented by Allstate, are already on sale via SeatGeek.com.
For more information, fans are invited to visit www.MexTour.org, the ultimate fan destination page with the latest information related to the team’s visit to U.S. cities throughout the year, including full tour schedule, on-sale dates, gameday guide and activities, public events and more. Also, fans can visit the official Mexican National Team U.S. e-store, http://store.miseleccion.us, featuring the latest team gear, including jerseys, hats, team merchandise and more.
Mexico last played Chile on October 16, 2018, in Queretaro, Mexico, in a 1-0 loss. In all, the two teams have played 30 times, with Mexico holding an edge at 15 wins, 4 draws and 11 losses.
Paraguay and Mexico have faced each other 19 times, with Mexico winning 10 times, five ties and four victories for the South Americans. The two teams last met in Seattle as part of the 2017 Mexico U.S. Tour, with the hosts winning 2-1.
Mexican National Team U.S. Tour matches have become one of the most popular events in the sport, with an average of approximately 63,000 fans per game during the 2018 edition. With nearly 85 games played since 2002, the Mexican National Team has been able to use the matches not only to prepare for important competitions like the FIFA World Cup and CONCACAF Gold Cup but also to reach their fervent fan base across North America.
The Tour, sponsored by Adidas, Advance Auto Parts, Allstate Insurance Company, AT&T, Coca-Cola, Daisy Brand, Delta/Aeromexico, Estrella Jalisco, GoRVing, Nissan, POWERADE, The Home Depot, and Wells Fargo, will visit various cities across the United States in 2019, and will be broadcast nationally on the Univision family of networks and Fútbol de Primera Radio Network.
Photo: Anna Lira
2019 Mexican National Team U.S. Tour
|Date||Opponent||Venue||City||Time / Result||Tickets / Attendance||TV/Radio|
|March 22||Chile||SDCCU Stadium||San Diego, CA||TBD||www.MexTour.org||TV: Univision Family of Networks: Fútbol de Primera|
|March 26||Paraguay||Levi’s Stadium||Santa Clara, CA||TBD||www.MexTour.org||TV: Univision Family of Networks: Fútbol de Primera|
|June 9||TBD||AT&T Stadium||Arlington, TX||TBD||www.SeatGeek.com||TV: Univision Family of Networks: Fútbol de Primera|