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United States vs. Mexico soccer friendly set for Aug. 10 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia

The United States and Mexico, which rekindled their searing rivalry in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final two weeks ago, will meet yet again this summer: Aug. 10 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

The friendly falls on a FIFA international fixture date, meaning most of the sides’ top performers will receive call-ups. ESPN2, Univision and will show the match, starting at 9 p.m. ET. Tickets, starting at $38, will go on sale next Friday.

The Americans’ previous visit to the NFL stadium was for their 2010 World Cup send-off match, a 2-1 victory over Turkey in front of 55,000-plus.

The U.S. schedule for the next three fixture dates:

Aug. 10 vs. Mexico in Philadelphia, 9 p.m. (ESPN2, Univision,

Sept. 2 vs. Costa Rica in Carson, Calif., 11 p.m. (ESPN2, Galavision,

Sept. 6 vs. Belgium in Brussels, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN Classic,

The USSF is also hoping to schedule two friendlies in October and two more in November.

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.


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