The United States women's national soccer team will take on Mexico in a friendly match at RFK stadium on Tuesday night in Washington, D.C.
This will be the first match for the U.S. women in 75 days and a welcome one after such a long layoff. The Americans are 9-0-2 this year and are ranked No. 1 in the world, but it'll be interesting to see how they perform with a little bit of rust to shake off.
Mexico's women's squad will be taking on the U.S. women for the first time since January of 2012 when they dropped a match against the Americans, 4-0. While this team doesn't possess the same high expectations that the Americans do, there's no question that the No. 24-ranked team in the world remembers that loss and has no shortage of revenge on its mind.
Also on the line is the U.S. women's 72-match unbeaten streak at home, which is something Mexico would love to spoil, adding some additional luster to this match.
Let's take a look at everything you need to know for this showdown between the United States and Mexico.
When: Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. ET
Where: RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Watch: FOX Sports 1 (Check local listings)
Live Stream: FOX Soccer 2GO
The U.S. women have dominated Mexico in their history, with the Americans holding a 26-1-1 record against their Tuesday night counterparts. Barring something unforeseen, the Americans should continue their superiority against this Mexican team.
Mexico's best player, 34-year-old Maribel Dominguez, will be the key focus of the U.S. defense, so look for the Americans to start with stopping her first and making Dominguez's teammates beat them instead.
With little help around her, the Americans should be able to put a chokehold on Mexico's offense and turn that into countless opportunities to find the back of the net. And, with some of the very best players in the world and some younger additions, the Americans will take full advantage.
Look for midfielder Carli Lloyd to shine. Lloyd netted three goals in the last showdown with Mexico, so it just goes to show how deep this U.S. squad is and how any player can contribute at any given moment.
With many options to put goals on the board, the U.S. women are just too talented for Mexico to combat. However, even if this game gets out of hand, stick around for the conclusion because the U.S. women could be debuting some of their newest players down the stretch.
Final score: U.S. 3, Mexico 1