SAN ANTONIO – Mexico’s opponent for its Gold Cup soccer match this summer in San Antonio was announced Tuesday by the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF).
The Mexican National Team will play Curacao on July 16 as part of a double header at the Alamodome. The other match, featuring the other two members of the group, will be played between Jamaica and El Salvador.
Mexico and Curacao have never met in a match prior to this summer’s Gold Cup, but the two nations did compete in World Cup qualifier matches in the 1960s, when Curacao was known as Netherlands Antilles.
The San Antonio showdown will be the third match day for the group. A total of 12 nations are competing in this summer’s Gold Cup, which is the region’s continental championship that takes place every two years.
The final will be played in Santa Clara, Calif., on July 26. This is the third time Mexico that has played in San Antonio in the past four years.
Mexico played the United States in front of a sold-out crowd of 64,369 at the Alamodome in April 2015.
A year earlier, in January 2014, Mexico played South Korea at the Alamodome in front of 54,313 fans.
Both those games were international friendly matchups. This will be the first competitive international match Mexico has played in San Antonio.