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U.S.-Mexico CONCACAF playoff at the Rose Bowl moved to Oct. 10

U.S.-Mexico CONCACAF playoff at the Rose Bowl moved to Oct. 10
Mexico's national soccer team celebrates after winning the CONCACAF Gold Cup final with a 3-1 victory over Jamaica in Philadelphia on July 26. (Peter Foley / European Pressphoto Agency)

The date for the CONCACAF soccer playoff game between the U.S. and Mexico has been pushed back a day, to Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Rose Bowl. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.

CONCACAF said the date for the game was changed to allow for a daylong Futbol Fiesta -- a free, interactive fan zone -- in conjunction with the game.

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A limited number of tickets are set to go on sale to official supporter groups of the two national federations. Tickets are to be made available to the general public in September.

The game will be the first between the two soccer powers at the Rose Bowl since the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup final, won by Mexico.

Last month, Mexico beat Jamaica in another Gold Cup final, forcing October's playoff to determine the CONCACAF representative for the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia.

The U.S. won its spot in the playoff by winning the 2013 Gold Cup.

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