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Sources: Mexico's Alvarez nearing Ajax move

Herculez Gomez and Shaka Hislop weigh the pros and cons of CONCACAF's qualifying format for the 2022 World Cup, which emphasizes the FIFA rankings.
Brian McBride reflects on the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup and examines the tournament's impact on the U.S. and Mexico.

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico international and Club America midfielder Edson Alvarez is close to becoming an Ajax player, sources have told ESPN.

America has received an offer and a verbal agreement is in place between the two clubs and the player to take the 21-year-old to the Eredivisie, according to the sources.

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Alvarez has been regularly linked with Ajax this summer and Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf confirmed personal...

U.S. to play Mexico in September friendly in N.J.

Brian McBride reflects on the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup and examines the tournament's impact on the U.S. and Mexico.
Herculez Gomez and Shaka Hislop weigh the pros and cons of CONCACAF's qualifying format for the 2022 World Cup, which emphasizes the FIFA rankings.

The United States and Mexico will meet in a friendly at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., just two months after El Tri defeated the Americans in the 2019 Gold Cup final, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced on Monday.

The match, set for Sept. 6, will mark the 70th time the two sides have met, with Mexico having a 35-19-15 record against the U.S. The U.S. has had improved success since the turn of the century, going 14-7-6 against their rivals. 

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Mexico fan group backs ban of anti-gay chant

Brian McBride reflects on the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup and examines the tournament's impact on the U.S. and Mexico.

U.S.-based Mexico fan group Pancho Villas' Army has inserted a "no goalkeeper chant" clause into the group's membership and made abstaining from shouting the anti-gay chant a condition for buying tickets for games in their section, in a bid to help put an end to the chant often heard in stadiums when the Mexico national team plays.

A section of El Tri fans regularly shout an anti-gay slur as the opposition goalkeeper runs up to take his goal-kick and the federation has been fined on multiple occasions...

U.S., Mexico straight to Hex in new CONCACAF format

Brian McBride reflects on the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup and examines the tournament's impact on the U.S. and Mexico.
ESPN's Taylor Twellman explains where things went wrong for the USMNT in their 1-0 defeat to Mexico in the 2019 Gold Cup final.

The United States and Mexico are almost certain to go straight to the six-team Hexagonal round of qualifying for Qatar 2022, with CONCACAF announcing new rules for the next World Cup.

The top six-ranked teams in the FIFA rankings after the June 2020 international window will automatically be included in the home-and-away Hexagonal. The top three will qualify for Qatar 2022.

Gold Cup winner Mexico is currently a long way ahead of those outside the top six, meaning it's virtually inconceivable that...