The Mexican national team said, on Wednesday, that Mexican America will face Chelsea in the English Premier League in a friendly match to be held next July in Las Vegas.
The Eagles are the most successful team in Aztec football, with 13 trophies.
“We are very excited to take on rivals like Chelsea. It is an honor for us to play with a world-class team, and from the UK, thanks for the invitation,” said Santiago Baños, President of America.
The meeting will take place on July 16 at Allegiant Stadium, the home of the NFL Raiders.
Six-time Premier League champion Chelsea will be on tour in the United States in the summer. In addition to facing America, they will play against MLS’s Charlotte FC and have another match against Arsenal, their Premier League rival.
“We have a huge fan base in America that we have proudly built, and we have seen that grow every year. We are thrilled to be playing in the FC Series and the Florida Cup, as we will be playing in a total of three competitive matches to prepare for our next season,” said Peter Čech, performance advisor and technical advisor to the London team. .
This will be the third historic meeting between the two teams and the first in 13 years when the English team won 2-0 in Dallas.
Chelsea includes stars such as American striker Christian Pulisic, Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku and Senegalese goalkeeper Edward Mendy.
In addition to facing Chelsea, America will play a game against Manchester City on July 20, at the NRG Stadium in Houston.
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