The U.S. Men’s National Team will take on Mexico on April 19 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, in the inaugural Allstate Continental Clásico, a new annual event that will feature the USMNT hosting a top-tier opponent from North, Central or South America.
“We’re incredibly excited to bring the Continental Clásico to our fans in partnership with Allstate,” said Kelly Higgins, U.S. Soccer vice president of partnership marketing. “The opportunity to build a platform that brings a world-class opponent to the United States each year will be another key step toward making soccer the preeminent sport in our country, and kicking off the event with one of the biggest rivalries in international soccer will no doubt present a unique opportunity for us to engage avid, casual, and multicultural soccer fans alike.”
The U.S. is aiming for its fourth straight victory against rival El Tri on American soil dating to 2021. It won the inaugural Concacaf Nations League title in June 2021 with a 3-2 win in Denver before a 1-0 victory in the Concacaf Gold Cup Final in Las Vegas two months later. In 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying, the U.S. won 2-0 in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Novembe 2021 which marked the first time the USMNT beat Mexico three times in a calendar year.
The USMNT is 4-1-2 when playing in Arizona and 3-1-1 in Glendale, where the team most recently earned a 3-0 win against Panama on January 27, 2019. The match will be broadcast live on TBS, Telemundo and Universo and streamed on HBO Max and Peacock. Coverage begins at 10 p.m. ET, with kickoff set for 10:22 p.m.
“The Continental Clásico is another example of Allstate’s commitment to growing soccer in the U.S.,” said Dan Keats, director of consumer marketing and sponsorships at Allstate. “We are excited to build an annual marquee match-up with the national team that promises to excite and unite a diverse group of fans around this event.”