Datebook: USA and Mexico will renew series in Nashville

The USA will face Mexico in Nashville, Tennessee, for the first time when they meet in a friendly in the future MLS city for the first time on Sept. 11.

The match at Nissan Stadium, home of the NFL Titans, will kick off at 7:30 p.m. CT. It will fall on the second date of the first FIFA fixture window of the fall.

Both teams have played in Nashville in the last two years. The crowds of 47,622 (USA-Panama Gold Cup match) and 40,827 (Mexico-New Zealand friendly) put MLS on notice of the potential of the Nashville market. In late 2017, MLS awarded Nashville an expansion team likely to begin play in 2020.

ESPN FC reported that the USA will also play Brazil in the September window. had reported that the USA will face England in November, while the Italian federation confirmed an Italy-USA match for Nov. 20.

Even without dates for the October window, those four games -- Brazil, Mexico, England and Italy -- set up quite a start to the tenure of the yet-to-be-named men's national team coach. The four teams are currently ranked by FIFA 14-2-13-20, in the world, respectively.
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