Sunday, 19 June 2016

Copa America: What time, channel is Mexico vs. Chile? (6/18/16)

Mexico (2-1-0) faces Chile (2-0-1) in a Copa America quarterfinal game at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, at 10 p.m. Eastern on Saturday, June 18, 2016.

Here's what you need to know:

Who: Mexico vs. Chile

What: Copa America quarterfinal

When: Saturday, June 18, 2016

Where: Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.

Time: 10 p.m. Eastern

TV: FX, Univision and Univision Deportes

Livestream: Fox Soccer2Go, FoxSportsGo

Juan Carlos Osorio has Mexico winning his way.

Osorio's mixing-and-matching methodology for his lineup might be scrutinized by some and far from universally popular back home, yet at least some of his players believe it gives El Tri a much-needed edge that is working pretty well if not completely consistently just yet.

Everybody must stay sharp and ready, because you don't know when your name might be called in this CopaAmerica tournament. A little healthy competition? You bet.

The coach strays from steady, predictable decisions and seems to go with his gut depending on opponent and situation — and who's got the hot foot.

No arguing the results. And Mexico hopes that winning its group is just the start of a special Copa America run.

Up next is a quarterfinal matchup against defending Copa champion and fifth-ranked Chile on Saturday night at sold-out Levi's Stadium, where this very well could be the most hyped-up atmosphere yet for a sporting event at the 2-year-old, $1.3 billion stadium — perhaps topping this year's Super Bowl — with 70,000 people expected. Hugely popular, Mexico is almost like a home team in this Copa, being played in the United States for the first time with a special 100th anniversary tournament featuring six nations from North and Central America and the Caribbean.

Osorio has used three different goalkeepers in as many matches so far this Copa America, and 21 of his 23 players on the roster have suited up for at least one game.

"I'm all up for the rotations because that helps you to stay in top shape all the time knowing that you have a shot to be the starter every game," defender Paul Aguilar said. "We respect what the coach is doing and, for me, it helps to stay focused."

Mexico is ranked 16th in the world and riding a 22-game undefeated streak, its best ever and topping an unbeaten stretch of 21 consecutive matches by the 2004-05 team coached by Argentinian Ricardo La Volpe.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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