Mexico will use the match-up to prepare for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. On its official Facebook page, Atlanta United said the ticket for the match would go on sale via Ticketmaster on Tuesday, April 19, at 10 a.m. The match-up is carried by MexTour, who has visited Mercedes-Benz Stadium on two previous occasions, including a special homecoming in June of 2019.
The first match for El Tri at Mercedes-Benz Stadium featured the return of Tata Martino. This former Atlanta United head coach is now at the helm of the Mexican national team vs. a Venezuelan squad featuring Atlanta United’s Josef Martinez.
Paraguay could provide a similar moment should the roster include former Atlanta United star Miguel Almiron, returning to Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the first time since winning the MLS Cup in 2018. Almiron is now a star with Newcastle United of the Premier League. El Tri also played a match at MBS in June of 2021 vs. Honduras in front of a crowd of over 70,000 fans, one of the world’s largest soccer crowds since the global pandemic.