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The Daily Dirt: USMNT-Mexico playoff sells out

The battle for a Confederations Cup berth is this Saturday.

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With a few days remaining before the latest in a long series of important tilts between the United States Men's National Team and Mexico, CONCACAF has announced the game is officially a sellout. More than 93,000 fans will pack into the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., to watch one team win a spot in the 2017 Confederations Cup, everyone's favorite dress rehearsal for the World Cup.

The USMNT roster will feature plenty of familiar names — hey, Tim Howard is back! — but a few notable omissions include Omar Gonzalez, Mix Diskerud, Aron Johannsson, and John Brooks. As for the Mexicans, lethal forward Giovani dos Santos will miss out due to injury, but Andres Guardado and Rafa Marquez are fit enough to claim places on the roster. The game will kickoff Saturday night at 9:30 p.m. ET. Fox Sports 1 has the coverage.

What's happening in The A?

The Hawks' season opening is coming up in a few weeks at Philips Arena. Yeah, yeah, basketball, whatever. The big news is that Rich Homie Quan will perform at the game.

"The Hawks have made Oct. 27 a can't-miss event and I'm super excited to be the headline performer," said Rich Homie Quan. "I think it's great how the Hawks combine music and sports to give Atlanta fans a unique entertainment experience, and I can't wait to hit the floor on Opening Night when we take on the Pistons."

The Falcons are flying high at 4-0, but not everyone is perfectly happy. Veteran receiver Roddy White doesn't like his reduced roll in the offense.

Pitcher Mike Minor missed all of the atrocious 2015 season for the Braves due to shoulder surgery, but he's in the team's plans for 2016.