Tonight's friendly against Colombia offers a stern test for Mexico heading into this summer's World Cup qualification schedule. Featuring a squad loaded with scoring talent, and a newly installed offensive-minded maneger in Jose Pekerman, the Colombian attack will be looking to exert as much pressure as possible on the El Tri backline.
Tonight's match also offers a chance for young players like Jonathan Dos Santos and Hugo Ayala to further prove themselves to manager Chepo de la Torre. On the flip side, the game is an opportunity for some of the established players who have been struggling for playing times with their domestic clubs (such as Efrain Juarez, Giovani Dos Santos, and Pablo Barrera) to showcase their current form.
Starting lineups for both Mexico and Colombia are below, along with kickoff time and television broadcast information.
Mexico lineup: Guillermo Ochoa; Carlos Salcido, Rafael Marquez, Hector Moreno, Enrique Perez; Jesus Zavala, Jonathan Dos Santos; Andres Guardado, Giovani Dos Santos, Pablo Barrera; Javier Hernandez.
Colombia lineup: David Ospina, Juan Camilo Zuniga, Aquivaldo Mosquera, Luis Perea, Pablo Armero, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, Carlos Sanchez, Aldo Leao Ramirez, James Rodriguez, Dorlan Pabon, Falcao.
Kickoff will be at 8pm Eastern, and the venue is Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida. The match can be seen live in the United States on Univision.