Unfortunately Atlanta will not be hosting a Copa America Centenario match this Summer, but that doesn't mean you won't be able to see world class players on display in "The A" in a few months time. The Mexico National Team announced on Wednesday that they'll be playing two warm-up matches before the special Copa America tournament, with one of those being played at The Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
Mexico to play Copa America warm-up games in Atlanta on May 28 and San Diego on June 1. Opponents not yet announced.— Tom Marshall (@mexicoworldcup) February 17, 2016
It'll be nearly a year since Mexico have played in Atlanta. The Gold Cup semifinal match they played against Panama at the Dome will go down as one of the most controversial moments in CONCACAF history.
Panama were minutes away from advancing to the final of the competition in a huge upset, when referee Mark Geiger called a controversial penalty on Roman Torres. After the decision a melee of sorts ensued with the crowd getting rowdy and throwing objects onto the field. It was a black eye for soccer in North America.
El Tri will return to the scene of the crime on May 28 against an opponent to be determined.