Confederations Cup Playoff Match Set for USMNT, Mexico


by Deny Gallagher
USMNT Staff Writer

One way or the other, the United States was going to have to get by Mexico to reach the Confederations Cup.

Mexico’s 3-1 victory over Jamaica in the Gold Cup final confirmed the inevitable. On Monday morning, the United States Soccer Federation announced the details for the one game playoff between 2013 and 2015 Gold Cup Champions.

The one game playoff is set for October 9th at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

The last match of the Bob Bradley era was the 2011 Gold Cup Final at the Rose Bowl — a match that saw the Americans lose the final and their spot in the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil.

In recent weeks, fans and media alike have been asking how far this program has come since that fateful evening in Southern California a little more than four years ago. On October 9th, those questions will be answered.

The United States will head into this winner-take-all match with the hopes of returning to the Confederations Cup for the first since 2009.

  • Peter

    There is only one way to punish the corruption at FIFA, Concacaf, and USSF. Only one way to oust Klinsmann and Gulati now…. the players need to strike and boycott this game. Hurt them in their corrupt money bags. No tickets to sell, they’d have to refund TV payments, no future to rob. It will be a seismic shock to the corrupt status quo.

    Team USA, is there a real Captain America among you? “I am Spartacus”, “I am Landon Donovan”. You can save soccer in this country in time for WC qualifying, by the simple act of boycotting this match!