Every year, for the sole purpose of getting back at club teams who think international football is a pest, FIFA decides to be as big of a pest as possible by scheduling a friendly in the week before the English Premier League season starts. Jurgen Klinsmann has left most of his best players off the USA roster, while Mexico manager 'Chepo' Jose Manuel de la Torre has his first team, minus players that played in the Olympics.
This includes 'Chichiarito' Javier Hernandez, who is probably going to have a field day with the makeshift American defense. The United States back line is going to be made up of players who, for the most part, will be playing Mexico for the first time. Good timing, Jurgen! Here are the squads for the two teams.
Forwards: 'Chicharito' Javier Hernandez, Aldo de Nigris
Goalkeepers: Tim Howard, Sean Johnson, Nick Rimando
Check out our video preview, from Ryan Rosenblatt.