Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Mexico must make big changes
by Paul Kennedy, June 10th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[HEXAGONAL] Mexico returns to the friendly confines of Azteca Stadium after losing its fourth straight qualifier on the road.

The Tri faces Trinidad & Tobago Wednesday in Mexico City in a battle of the last two teams in Concacaf's World Cup 2010 qualifying group.

Big changes are expected after Mexico's 2-1 loss at El Salvador on Saturday, most notably in midfield where Pavel Pardo and Gerardo Torrado are suspended.

Oscar Perez was Mexico's third goalie in its four Hexagonal matches, and he could be replaced by Guillermo Ochoa.

Other changes should be Carlos Salcido's return to the starting lineup from suspension at right back

In midfield, Israel Castro of champion UNAM should get the start, but there are doubts about the fitness of Cuauhtemoc Blanco and Nery Castillo.

Of perhaps more importance to the USA's hopes of qualifying for South Africa is Wednesday's other Hexagonal match between Honduras and El Salvador. A tie or El Salvador win would very much be the USA's interest.

Julio Cesar de Leon will return to the Honduran lineup after missing the Catrachos' 2-1 loss to the USA because of suspension.

U.S. referee Baldomero Toledo will be in charge of the match at the Stadio Olimpico Metropolitano in  San Pedro Sula.

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Video Pick: 'A Blooper of the Biggest Proportion'    
South Africa's Ajax Cape Town fell, 2-1, to the Orlando Pirates thanks to embracing own goal ...
NWSL teams allocated Canadian players    
Six newly allocated Canada national team players -- players subsidized by the Canadian Soccer Association -- ...
What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid    
"I don't think we have that many ills to cure to begin with. There are no ...
MLS player tracker with complete rosters (Feb. 8)    
Columbus Crew SC waived former U.S. U-20 Romain Gall and Jamaican center back Sergio Campbell. Gall ...
Report: News Revs DP signing Kouassi out 6-9 months    
Ivorian midfielder Xavier Kouassi, acquired as a Designated Player to fill in the slot held by ...
Heavy U.S. influence in Concacaf women's qualifying    
The Concacaf Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship begins Wednesday in Texas with two berths in the Rio ...
Arguments behind latest legal sparks in U.S. women's suit    
U.S. Soccer and the Women's National Soccer Team Players Association were back in Federal court on ...
What They're Saying: Cristiano Ronaldo    
"I want to stay here two more years. The two years I'm talking about take me ...
Video Pick: Top 5 Bundesliga Goals of the Week     
Szabolcs Huszti (Eintracht Frankfurt), Havard Nordtveit (Bourssia M'Gladbach), Johannes Geis (Schalke 04), Nicolai Mueller (Hamburg SV) ...
Mexican Olympic team calls up FC Dallas keeper    
Jesse Gonzalez, who won FC Dallas' starting goalkeeper spot last August, is in camp with Mexico's ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives