CHICAGO -CHICAGO – Tickets for the USA-Mexico World Cup qualifier in Cincinnati Nov. 12 has been sold out, it was announced Monday.

Kickoff for the first WC! at TQL Stadium is set for 9:10 p.m. ET. The most anticipated match in the region every four years will be broadcast live on ESPN2 beginning at 9 p.m. ET, with the Univision and TUDN pregame coverage starting at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Fans from all 50 states and Washington, D.C. have purchased tickets, helping make this the third-consecutive sellout for the USMNT in the 2022 qualifying campaign.

This is the sixth consecutive time the state of Ohio has hosted the USA-Mexico qualifier. These meetings, including four successive dos a cero have produced some of the most significant moments in U.S. Soccer history in a rivalry that dates back to 1934.

While Mexico had historically led the series, competition between the teams has grown into a proper rivalry since 2000 during which time the U.S. has held the edge, amassing a 15-9-6 record against its neighbors to the south.

The epic encounters continued last summer when the USMNT was crowned champion of the inaugural Concacaf Nations League after twice coming from behind to defeat Mexico, 3-2, in a match that required 30 minutes of overtime to determine a winner. Nearly two months later and with a roster that included 19 changes from the Nations League, the USMNT once again stood atop the winner’s stage after Miles Robinson headed home the game-winner in the 117th minute of a 1-0 shutout of Mexico before a sold-out crowd of 61,514 fans at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

Since 2000, the series is an even 4-4-2 in World Cup Qualifying contests.

The match against Mexico will be the first of two games during the November window, with the USMNT traveling to Jamaica for the second encounter Nov. 16 against the Reggae Boyz.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at