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How to stream USA vs. Mexico in international soccer

The U.S. men’s national soccer team welcomes its best and biggest rivalry to the Meadowlands on Friday.


Phil West


It was a little less than two months ago that the United States hung tough but lost a 1-0 squeaker to Mexico in the 2018 Gold Cup Finals—a tournament highlighted by the quick ascendency of one-time switch Tyler Boyd, who then didn’t see the pitch for the finals even though it was a match seemingly screaming for him. They’ll meet a Mexico team in Friday’s match that might be stronger than the one they faced in the last battle. 

Here’s everything you need to know to live stream Mexico vs. the U.S., including what to watch for on the pitch.


United States vs. Mexico

  • When: 8:30pm ET, Friday, Sept. 6
  • Where: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey
  • Streaming: ESPN2, TUDN

US vs. Mexico live stream: How to watch international soccer matches

The match is on FS1 and TUDN; the following services provide a one-week trial and therefore an easy way to watch international soccer matches for free.

1) Sling TV

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Sling Orange + Blue Sling

Sling TV provides two base channel package options, each priced at $25 per month. Sling Orange includes three ESPN channels, while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NBCSN (where many Premier League matches appear), NFL Network, FS1 and FS2, and local channels. (Sling Blue customers in select markets get NBC, where some matches appear; see if yours has it here.) If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $40 per month. To add beIN SPORTS and maximize your soccer-watching potential, you’ll want to add either Sports Extra: Sling Orange ($5 per month) or Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month). (The latter also includes NFL RedZone.)

Spanish-speaking viewers have quite a few options. For bilingual families, you might consider the Español: Best of Spanish TV package for either Sling Orange or Sling Blue for 24/7 specialty channel LaLiga TV and beIN SPORTS Connect: Channels 4-9, which features matches from La Liga, Ligue 1 and Copa del Rey, among others. Both packages cost $5 per month after your free trial. Sling TV Latino is another Spanish-language package for $10 per month, including NBC Universo, History en Español, and—of import to soccer fans—four beIN SPORTS channels. (And choosing Sling TV Latino + Sling Orange for $30 per month gives you access to ESPN Deportes.) For more information, check out our guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.


2) FuboTV

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FuboTV is a solid TV streaming service option, whether your tastes run to entertainment (AMC, Syfy, FX), news (MSNBC, CNN), or sports (NBA TV, NFL Network). If you’re a soccer fan, however, it will appear tailor-made for you, with TUDN, NBC and NBCSN, 10 beIN SPORTS channels, FS1, FS2, UniMás, and Champions League actions via TNT all on tap. If you can’t watch a match live, FuboTV offers a three-day replay for each match and 30 hours of cloud DVR. (Check out the complete FuboTV channels list.)

FuboTV also has bilingual families in mind; each subscription comes with UniMás, Galavisión, NBC Universo, beIN SPORTS, Univision, and Fox Deportes. An extra $7.99 per month will bring you Latino Plus, which includes CNN en Español and TyC Sports among its offerings.


3) PlayStation Vue

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PlayStation Vue is a fantastic option for soccer fans who already own a PlayStation console, but this streaming platform is available on a variety of devices. ESPN and ESPN2 are part of the Core package of channels that offer soccer and other sports programming, and the options increase at the Elite and Ultra levels.


4) Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV includes sports programming among its broad spectrum of offerings, and as a subscriber to the service, you’ll get free access to Hulu’s sizable on-demand library. (Check out the full list of Hulu Live TV channels.)


5) YouTube TV

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YouTube TV is a great option for soccer fans, including ESPN and ESPN2 for select Euro qualifier matches and MLS matches, TNT for Champions League matches, NBC and NBCSN for Premier League matches, and broadcasting partnerships with three MLS teams. (Take a look at the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)


US vs. Mexico: What to watch for

Since this is a low-stakes friendly—though is there such a thing against Mexico—this match might be most watched for which promising young players see action. Camp call-ups include promising young defenders Miles Robinson (enjoying a career year at Atlanta United) and Sergino Dest (breaking out at Ajax), as well as the striker heir apparent Josh Sargent, left off the Gold Cup roster in what many have pegged a mistake.

One matchup we might finally see on Friday is United States star attacker Christian Pulisic, settling in reasonably well in his first month at Chelsea, against Mexico’s electric winger Hirving Lozano, who just got a long-awaited transfer to Napoli to show what he can do against suitable European competition. If weather doesn’t interfere, this could be a showcase for the fleet-footed duo who could define this core rivalry for the next decade. 

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