FMF sets U.S.-Mexico for steamy afternoon tilt

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When Mexico and the U.S. meet in what will be one of the most anticipated matchups of the year in CONCACAF, the game will start and end before sunset.

The Mexican Football Federation moved the time for Mexico's game in Estadio Azteca against its rivals to 3 p.m. local time, 4 p.m. ET.

Thus, the U.S. and Mexico could potentially play the match under sunny skies, or a torrential downpour. August is traditionally part of Mexico's rainy season and such weather could await the two teams.

The one-sentence press release handed out by the FMF did not give a reason to the move. Typically, Mexico play their midweek home games at night -- Aug. 12 is a Wednesday -- but this time the game will kick off in the middle of the afternoon.

Mexico sits in fourth place of the six-team Hexagonal table with six points while the U.S. is second with 10.