2011 gave us Mexico fans a lot to rave about. We saw a dominant Mexico in friendlies, the U-20 won the CONCACAF World cup qualifying tournament and claimed 3rd at the U-20 World cup. Mexico won the Gold cup in an amazing fashion against the USA, and then the U-17 won the U-17 World cup. To wrap it up, Mexico U-23 won gold at the Pan-American games. Yet the fun won’t end there for Mexico as the menu for summer is one that will get any Mexico fan excited.
-Brazil friendly in June
Mexico will look to get a bit of revenge against Brazil this time in Dallas, Texas. The friendly should not only be a good test, but will give some of the players going to the Olympics a chance to showcase some of their talents on the senior squad. Hopefully Mexico is able to capitalize on their opportunities, because if they can, Mexico could walk away with a favorable result.
-2012 London Olympics
After blasting past CONCACAF opponents in qualifying, Mexico has a opportunity to show that they can medal in London. With the news that Chicharito will be joining the Olympic squad, fans can only ponder the possibilities with some of the other already outstanding players on the U-23 team. If Chicharito is joined by the likes of Moreno and Ochoa, Mexico could be a very dangerous team at the Olympics.
-Azteca showdown in August
Mexico will be hosting the USMNT in Mexico City this August, which will be an appetizer for their clash in World cup qualifying. Mexico has never been beaten in Azteca against their greatest foes, which could add some pressure to this game. However, if history tells us anything, it is that Mexico performs at Azteca. It should be a great rivalry match as Mexico will look to continue their reign as CONCACAF leaders.