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Mexico vs. Netherlands friendly features Atlanta United’s first two managers

Clash of the Titans?

Mexico Press Conference Photo by Mauricio Salas/Jam Media/Getty Images

International soccer returns today after a long hiatus and the schedule couldn’t be more inviting for Atlanta United fans. Tata Martino’s Mexico travels to Europe to face the Netherlands playing their first game under new gaffer Frank de Boer. United’s two former managers face off at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam this afternoon in a very inviting supporting act to United’s own game against Orlando City this evening.

That being said, Frank de Boer is already on record that he really didn’t want to play this game. With good reason, in fact: it’s just a friendly, of course, and the Netherlands have two UEFA Nations League games against Bosnia and Italy in the next seven days. Fixture congestion is hitting everyone, it seems.

But the game is on, and we get to see how the two philosophies contrast. It should be entertaining.

Kickoff is at 2:45pm ET, and the ESPN2 broadcast starts at 2:30pm. Have your say below on how you think it could play out.