The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF), NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, MLS’ FC Dallas, and the Dallas Sports Commission announced today that Ecuador will be Mexico’s rival for the previously-announced Mexican National Team U.S. Tour match on Sunday, June 9, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX – presented by Allstate.
The match marks the first of a landmark four-year agreement between the national team and its local partners to play at AT&T Stadium each year through 2022 and turn North Texas into a “destination” for the squad and its fans. The tour stop in will include a community-wide celebration in downtown Dallas, appearances by Mexican soccer legends, sponsor events and the AT&T Futbol Fiesta on gameday.
Tickets for all Mexican National Team tour matches are now on sale via MexTour.org. Tickets for the Ecuador game are also on sale via SeatGeek.com. The game, presented by Allstate, will serve as Mexico’s last preparation match before participating in this summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup. Ecuador will be gearing up for CONMEBOL’S Copa America. Both teams are expected to bring their top rosters during the June FIFA dates.
Mexico and Ecuador have faced each other a total of 23 times, with the Mexican side winning 15, losing three and drawing five games. The two teams last met at Copa America 2015 in Chile, with Ecuador winning 2-1.
Since opening in 2009, AT&T Stadium has become a second home for the Mexican National Team. El Tricolor have played seven games at the Cowboys’ home – a facility inaugurated by the Mexican National Team – and have enjoyed a winning record of 5-1-1. The squad last played in Arlington against Croatia as part of its 2018 U.S. Tour.
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.
Entering its 17th edition, the annual 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 Sour Cream, Delta/Aeromexico, Estrella Jalisco, 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.
MEXICO NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER:
Guillermo Ochoa – Standard Lieja (BEL)
Jonathan Orozco – Santos Laguna (MEX)
Raúl Gudiño – Guadalajara (MEX)
Edson Álvarez – América (MEX)
Néstor Araujo – Celta de Vigo (ESP)
Miguel Layún – Monterrey (MEX)
César Montes – Monterrey (MEX)
Héctor Moreno – Real Sociedad (ESP)
Diego Reyes – Leganés (ESP)
Carlos Salcedo – Tigres (MEX)
Jorge Sánchez – América (MEX)
Jonathan dos Santos – LA Galaxy (USA)
Jesús Gallardo – Monterrey (MEX)
Andrés Guardado – Real Betis (ESP)
Erick Gutiérrez – PSV Eindhoven (NED)
Víctor Guzmán – Pachuca (MEX)
Diego Lainez – Real Betis (ESP)
Luis Montes – León (MEX)
Carlos Rodríguez – Monterrey (MEX)
Luis Rodríguez – Tigres (MEX)
José Juan Vázquez – Santos Laguna (MEX)
Roberto Alvarado – Cruz Azul (MEX)
Isaac Brizuela – Guadalajara (MEX)
Jesús Corona – Porto FC (POR)
Javier Hernández – West Ham United (ENG)
Raúl Jiménez – Wolverhampton FC (ENG)
Hirving Lozano – PSV Eindhoven (NED)
Rodolfo Pizarro – Monterrey (MEX)
Alexis Vega – Guadalajara (MEX)
Head Coach: Gerardo Martino
2019 Mexican National Team U.S. Tour
|Date / Time (ET)||Opponent||Venue||City||Tickets / Attendance||TV/Radio|
|Chile||SDCCU Stadium||San Diego, CA||www.MexTour.Org||TV: Unimas/UDN; Radio: Fútbol de Primera|
|Paraguay||Levi’s ® Stadium||Santa Clara, CA||www.MexTour.Org||TV: Unimas/UDN; Radio: Fútbol de Primera|
June 5 @8:30 p.m.
|Atlanta, GA||www.MexTour.Org||TV: Univision Family of Networks; Radio: Fútbol de Primera|
|June 9 @6:00 p.m.||Ecuador||AT&T Stadium||Arlington, TX||www.MexTour.Org||TV: Univision Family of Networks; Radio: Fútbol de Primera|