The latest installment of the United States vs. Mexico rivalry is heading to Cincinnati, Ohio. US Soccer announced Wednesday that FC Cincinnati's brand new state-of-the-art TQL Stadium will host the USMNT's fourth home match of 2022 World Cup Qualifying, against Mexico on Nov. 12.
The match will be the first World Cup qualifier to take place in Cincinnati and will be broadcast live on the ESPN and Univision family of networks. The kickoff time is still to be determined.
“When you talk about great rivalries in our sport, USA-Mexico is one of the best,” US men’s national team head coach Gregg Berhalter said in a release. “We are fortunate to have so many great venue options in this country, and for this match Cincinnati ticks all the boxes."
“This is a special game that requires a special atmosphere, and we know it’s one that Cincinnati will provide.”
Due to the anticipated high demand, U.S. Soccer will once again be utilizing a weighted random draw for tickets. Information on the ticket allocation process is available here.
While it will be the first qualifier in Cincinnati, it will be the sixth consecutive time the state of Ohio has hosted the USA-Mexico qualifier. The Columbus Crew's Historic Crew Stadium famously became known for "Dos a Cero," as the US beat Mexico by the same 2-0 scoreline in 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2013.