The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced that the playoff match for a berth in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, which will determine the nation that will represent the region in the prestigious tournament, will be played between the United States and Mexico on Saturday, October 10, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. This is a new date, previously the game was scheduled for October 9.
By winning the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup on Sunday, Mexico qualified for the match against the 2013 Gold Cup champions, the United States.
The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, the 10th edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup, will be held between 17 June and 2 July 2017, as a prelude to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The host will be Russia as announced on 2 December 2010. The tournament came to prominence for US fans in 2009 in South Africa. The team advanced all the way to the final and even took a 2-0 lead against Brazil before dropping a 3-2 result and finishing in second place.
In April of 2013, CONCACAF announced the split of the region’s berth to the Confederations Cup between two editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, assuring that both editions of the Gold Cup in each 4-year cycle have the same importance from a competitive perspective.
The Oct. 10 playoff game will be played during a FIFA international match window. The USMNT will play against Peru on September 4th and Brazil on September 8th before facing Mexico.
Taking place every two years, the CONCACAF Gold Cup is the official national team championship of the region, routinely drawing capacity crowds and millions of television viewers across the region.