MEXICO CITY (Sporting Alert) – A sea of green is expected to flood the Azteca tonight when hosts Mexico take on CONCACAF rivals USA in a friendly international football match.

The Mexicans enter the match vs. the Americans (8 pm ET, ESPN2,, Univision)

Mexico head into the contest on deservingly high confidence, following their gold medal winning performance from the just concluded Olympic Games in London last weekend.

And with the new addition of players such as Manchester United forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, the stadium is expected to be in for a treat.

United States will be experimenting some what in defence in this game with a rookie like back line and could face problems if the Mexicans come out attacking like they usually do.



Goalkeepers (3): Tim Howard (Everton, England), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

Defenders (6): Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steven Beithasour (San Jose Earthquakes), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City, England), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana, Mexico), Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis, Mexico), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim, Germany)

Midfielders (9): DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla, Mexico), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana, Mexico), Maurice Edu (Rangers, Scotland), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04, Germany), Jose Torres (Pachuca, Mexico), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim, Germany), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

Forwards (5)Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna, Austria), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Herculez Gomez (Santos Laguna, Mexico), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Alan Gordon (San Jose Earthquakes)


Goalkeepers (2): Guillermo Ochoa (Ajaccio, France), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca)

Defenders (7): Francisco Javier Rodríguez (Stuttgart, Germany), Héctor Moreno (Espanyol, Spain), Severo Meza (Monterrey), Hugo Ayala (UANL Tigres), Jorge Torres Nilo (UANL Tigres), Enrique Pérez (Morelia), Adrian Aldrete (Club América)

Midfielders (6): Jesús Zavala (Monterrey), Manuel Viniegra (UANL Tigres), Edgar Gerardo Lugo (Santos Laguna), Pablo Barrera (Cruz Azul), Andrés Guardado (Valencia, Spain), Ángel Reyna (Monterrey)

Forwards (3): Elías Hernández (UANL Tigres), Aldo de Nigris (Monterrey), Javier Hernández (Manchester United, England)


Sports is just pure awesomeness. That's Mark's favourite saying and he does enjoy covering various sporting events in the Caribbean. Mark has been covering Caribbean related events since the mid 2000s.

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