El Tri schedules March game in San Diego

The game was announced today:

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico will play Venezuela in an exhibition game March 29 in San Diego.

Mexico plays Bosnia-Herzegovina on Feb. 9 in Atlanta and Paraguay on March 26 in Oakland.

All three are FIFA fixture dates, making it possible for the teams to bring in top players from European clubs.

Mexico was eliminated from last year’s World Cup in the second round by Argentina and is
rebuilding under new coach Jose Manuel de la Torre. De la Torre, who replaced Javier Aguirre, who makes his debut against Bosnia.

Tickets go on sale at 1 p.m. Friday at the usual outlets.

Here’s a little more on the history between the two teams, from the Soccer United Marketing press release:

Historically, Mexico and Venezuela have faced off nine times, with a 8-1-0 record in favor of “El Tri.” They last met on U.S. soil in June 2009, when Mexico won 4-0 in Atlanta in front of more than 50,000 fans. Four days later, Mexico tied Guatemala in a scoreless match at Qualcomm Stadium, which marked “El Tri’s” most recent visit to San Diego. The most recent match between Mexico and Venezuela took place on October 12, 2010 in Cuidad Juarez, Chihuahua, resulting in a 2-2 draw.

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