NEW YORK & MEXICO CITY (February 17, 2016) – The Mexican National Team U.S. Tour will return to Atlanta and San Diego, with key matches just days before the national team’s participation in the historic 2016 Copa América Centenario.
The two games will be crucial as Mexico Head Coach Juan Carlos Osorio makes final preparations for the team’s Copa América Centenario debut on June 5 in Phoenix. Mexico is expected to feature the same roster of top players that will participate in the continental tournament.
Mexico last played at the Georgia Dome in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals in front of a sold out crowd of 70,511. The team’s last visit to San Diego was in 2013 where they defeated Finland 4-2.
Now in its 14th year, the annual Mexican National Team U.S. Tour games have become one of the most popular events in the sport, with an average of more than 50,000 fans per match. The team opened the 2016 tour on February 10 with a 2-0 win at Miami’s Marlins Park against Senegal. With nearly 70 games played since 2002 as part of the Tour, the Mexican National Team has been able to use the matches not only as a way 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, Allstate, AT&T, Bud Light, Cheetos, Coca-Cola, el Jimador, Makita, Nissan, POWERADE, The Home Depot, and Wells Fargo, will visit five cities across the United States in 2016, and will be broadcast nationally on the Univision family of networks, FS1, and Fútbol de Primera Radio Network.