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How to watch, what to watch for United States vs. Mexico in CONCACAF Nations League final

We take a look at how to watch and what to watch for during Sunday’s final of the CONCACAF Nations League.

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Weston McKennie of United States passes the ball during the international friendly match between Switzerland and United States at Kybunpark Stadium on May 30, 2021 in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
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The CONCACAF Nations League final is set to kick off at the Empire Field as the United States and Mexico face off in the finals. Here’s how both squads stack up ahead of the finals match.

This is a huge opportunity for USA to show the squad is on the right trajectory ahead of the 2022 World Cup. Manager Gregg Berhalter has not had much time with the group due to the pandemic, but this core is what USMNT fans are counting on going forward. A win over Mexico in the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League final would be another step forward.

Players to watch: Christian Pulisic, Giovanni Reyna, Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams

Mexico needed penalties to take out Costa Rica, but El Tri remain a strong side with Hirving Lozano and Andres Guardado in the lineup. Alan Pulido saw some run in the match against Costa Rica and could be a factor off the bench in the final. Mexico is 36-15-19 (W-D-L) in the all-time series and has won the last two matches.

Players to watch: Hirving Lozano, Andres Guardado, Guillermo Ochoa, Alan Pulido, Jesus Gallardo

How to watch United States vs. Mexico

Date: Sunday, June 6th
Time: 9:00 PM ET
TV channel: CBS Sports Network
Live stream: Paramount+

Current odds for United States vs. Mexico

Moneyline: USA +190, Mexico +154, Tie +230 (regular time)

Our pick: Mexico 1, USA 1 (USA wins in penalties)

Both teams should perform slightly better offensively than in the semifinals, but don’t expect either team to push the envelope much. Mexico might be able to grab a goal early, but USA has enough talent to steady itself and equalize in the match. Anything can happen in extra time and penalties, so we’ll take the home team to lift the CONCACAF Nations League crown in a penalty shootout.