Mexico vs Iceland in Dallas: The Mexican national soccer team

08/04/2021

The Mexican national soccer team's first game in the United States after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic will be in Dallas. Mexico will face Iceland on Sunday, May 30 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, in a match that will mark the restart of the tricolor squad's tours to different venues in the country.

The organizers of the match have not yet defined the number of fans that will be allowed to enter the stadium and in the next few days will announce the date on which tickets will go on sale. The match against Iceland will serve as a fundamental preparation for Mexico to face the Concacaf Nations League Finals, to be played in June.

Mexican national team coach Gerardo "Tata" Martino is expected to bring his best squad to AT&T Stadium as the matches will be played just before the FIFA dates in May and June. "We are very happy to be able to return to Dallas, I am convinced that it has always been a home for the Mexican national team in the United States," said Mexico's director of national teams, Gerardo Torrado.

Mexico has played Iceland four times, winning two games and drawing two. 

The Mexican national team's most recent visit to AT&T Stadium was on June 9, 2019, to face Ecuador in a match that welcomed 59,222 fans to the home of the Dallas Cowboys on March 29 of last year, the Mexican team had planned a friendly game against Greece, but the match was canceled due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

The most recent meeting between the two teams was on March 23, 2018, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, a match in which Mexico defeated its rival by a score of 3-0. In November 2018, the Mexican Soccer Federation signed a contract with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to host an annual match at its stadium through 2022.