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Mexico vs. United States, 2018 World Cup Qualifying: Confirmed lineups

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Mexico v United States: 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Qualifier Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images

As ever, Juan Carlos Osorio’s starting lineup has a tint of mystery to it. Alfredo Talavera gets the nod over Guillermo Ochoa, but beyond that, there is little set in stone. Diego Reyes, Rafael Marquez, and Hector Moreno will likely work in a three-man backline, with Miguel Layun and Jesus “Tecatito” Corona working as wing-backs.

Then things get a little more interesting, as Hector Herrera and Andres Guardado make up the central midfield, with the big mystery being if Giovani dos Santos works as a wide player or sort of no. 10.

Carlos Vela, who Juan Carlos Osorio has repeatedly stated works best as a winger, will partner Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez up front one way or another.

Meanwhile, Jurgen Klinsmann is less surprising with his lineup. The one key player for him and the United States could be 18-year-old Christian Pulisic. All eyes are on the Borussia Dortmund player as he gets his first taste of this classic North American rivalry.

You will be able to watch the game at 8:00pm EST on Univision, Univision Deportes Network, Fox Sports 1, and fuboTV.

Mexico Lineup: Talavera; Reyes, Márquez, Moreno; Layún, Herrera, Guardado, Tecatito; Vela, Chicharito, Gio

United States: Howard; Chandler, González, Brooks, Besler; Pulisic, Bradley, Jones, Johnson; Wood y Altidore