If you are as big of a Mexico fan as I…then we are both itching to see ‘El tri’ take the pitch again. Unfortunately we have to wait quite a while until that happens. The Olympic squad has its hands full with qualifying, so we get to see some futbol action. However, lets go over what is in store for our (senior) National squad this spring…
May 27th-Mexico vs Wales (East Rutherford, New jersey)
I like this match up for a couple of reasons. Mexico is coming off a sloppy loss to Colombia, and I see Wales as a great way to get back on track. Costa Rica was able to beat them in Europe, so there should not be any reason Mexico can’t win this one. Also playing on the East coast will be nice for some of the fans our there, as Mexico usually plays in Texas or California.
May 31st-Bosnia vs Mexico (Chicago, Illinois)
Mexico won its first game of 2011 in February against Bosnia. This time around, the Bosnian’s should be fully loaded which is a great way to see if Mexico smoothed out the bumps after the Wales match-up. Bosnia played Brazil very well this winter, so they should be a good contest for ‘El tri.’
June 3rd-Mexico vs Brazil (Dallas, Texas)
Mexico’s senior side only lost once in 2011…and at the hands of the Pentacampeões. Mexico choked when it mattered most in that match. Not only letting Brazil score 2 goals in the last ten minuets, but missing a penalty that would have put Mexico up 2-0 at half. Fortunately, Mexico will have a second shot at the World greats. Brazil has been up and down as of late, and having the U.S. play Brazil just a few days prior will be a good measure to see how Mexico will stand. Being played in Dallas is also a huge plus, as many Mexico fans will be attending this game.
August 12th-USA vs Mexico (Estadio Azteca, Mexico city)
The ultimate rivalry. We all had a feeling after the 1-1 tie in Philadelphia that these two would meet up again. This time in Mexico, at Estadio Azteca. I personally would have rather seen this game at one of the other stadiums, because Azteca seems like the perfect World cup qualifying stadium. Either way, this should be a great game to see where both teams are standing, because less than a year from this game, Mexico and the U.S. will be playing each other when it really counts.