MEXICO CITY, Sporting Alert — Mexico will look to maintain control of the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying – Hexagonal standings when they take on Honduras at the Azteca tonight.
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El Tri hold the advantage in the table standings with 10 points after four games and they will be hoping to secure another win to move a step closer to qualifying for Russia 2018.
Carlos Vela and Raúl Jiménez have been picked to lead the attack for the Mexicans with Javier Hernández named to the bench.
The full starting lineup for the home side reads Guillermo Ochoa in goal and he is supported at the back by Oswaldo Alanís, Diego Reyes, Carlos Salcedo and Luis Reyes.
Jonathan dos Santos and Héctor Herrera will be operating in the central area of the midfield, with Giovani Dos Santos and Jesús Corona supporting Vela and Jiménez in the attack.
Meanwhile, Honduras will look to Alberth Elis, Mario Martínez and Erick Portillo to keep the Mexico defense busy as they seek to advance up the standings.
The travels currently sit second from bottom in the Hexagonal with four points, but can join the United States on seven points with a win.
In an earlier game, a brace from Christian Pulisic powered USA to a crucial 2-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago, as they moved to seven points from five games.
Costa Rica and Panama are playing in the next game.
Mexico Team: Ochoa, Alanís, D. Reyes, Salcedo H. Herrera, J. dos Santos, R. Reyes, G. dos Santos Jesús Corona, Vela, Jiménez. Subs: J. Molina, Dueñas, Lozano, Pineda, Cota, Peralta, Moreno, Hernández, Talavera, Fabián, Aquino, Gallardo
Honduras Team: Escober, M. Figueroa, Izaguirre, Palacios H. Figueroa, Claros, Martínez, Morazán, Andino, Crisanto, Elis