Mexico vs USA Friendly

Kevin Cruz Quintana @The_Kcq94

We have more International soccer coming your way today as Mexico comes back from a devastating defeat of 4-1 against Uruguay and is looking to redeem themselves, against a young US team that struggled with the likes of the Joga Bonito Brazil losing 2-0 and who are also looking to increase their potential and prove they’re the next best thing to happen in US Soccer. Friendly or not this CONCACAF rivalry is always a must watch and will definitely delver.

Let’s go into detail and break down this upcoming match up.

 

USMNT:

It has been 17 years since the tragic attacks to the twin towers in 2001. Today is the anniversary of such a dreadful event that no one will ever forget. The last time the US men’s team played on this date was against Jamaica in qualifying match in Columbus Ohio. Today will be a match no one will want to miss because it will definitely be an emotional one for everybody. 

Photo Credit: Yahoosports.com

Photo Credit: Yahoosports.com

The US Men’s soccer team will seek to continue their growth and development today as they face the other top tier CONCACAF giant Mexico, in where only 6 of the 23 lined up have faced Mexico before in previous matches. It won’t be easy for a team that is slowly getting to work together and prove they want nothing but the best for the team and for the future of US Soccer.

Photo credit: SBIsoccer.com

Photo credit: SBIsoccer.com

The projected lineup for the US Men’s team will be very different according to head coach Dave Sarachan saying and quote, “It’s important that we get a look at some new faces,” he said Monday in a n interview, “you can expect 4-6 changes in a starting lineup.” Here are some options for the starting XI for the Match up Against Mexico.

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Photo credit: sbisoccer.com

Goalkeeper: Zack Steffen

Defenders: Matt Miazga, Cameron Carter-Vikers, Tim paker, Shaq Moore

Midfielders: Kellyn Acosta, Wil Trapp, Tyler Adams.

Forwards: Andrja Novakovich, Gyasi Zardes, Timothy Weah. 

The starting line-up will most likely be a (4-3-3) which could be a potential advantage against Mexico.

 

MEXICO:  

After the shocking defeat against Uruguay, Mexico recoup and will rethink the strategy against the US today. Will it be a tough game for EL TRI? Yes, definitely it will specially only having two players based in Europe eligible to travel to Nashville. Players like Hirving Lozano, Erick Gutierrez and Guillermo Ochoa will miss out going back to their respective club teams. 

Photo Credit: Yahoosports.com

Photo Credit: Yahoosports.com

Ricardo Ferretti stated that he would clearly make some changes to the roster after the game against the South Americans but would have similar tactics even though he will not have the same players available. The possible line up for Mexico will be one to really look out for in the run which might give the US and advantage to counter attack but if all is played right then they should have a comfortable 90 minutes against a young US team.

Photo credit: getty images

Photo credit: getty images

Goalkeeper: Hugo Gonzalez

Defenders: Gerardo Areaga, Edson Alvarez, Hugo Ayala, Jose Abella

Midfielders: Orbelin Pineda, Johnathan Dos Santos, Erick Aguirre, Roberto Alvarado, Victor Guzman,

Forwards: Raul Jimenez

The lineup tactic could most likely be a (4-2-3-1) that will ease in some potential damage from the left and right wings not so much down the middle. but will give creative opportunities to surprise the US means team.

photo credit: yahoosports.com

photo credit: yahoosports.com

Catch the game tonight at 6:30 mountain time and check your local listings for more detail on this emotional and exciting game.