Marlins Park will play hosts to Mexico's first game of 2016. After a largely successful 2015, El Tri resume activity for another year as Juan Carlos Osorio's side take on Senegal.
Given the circumstances of the game, it's at least tempting to see Mexico's young prospects in a more tranquil light. It is disappointing to see a Mexico team without their best stars, but to be fair, there is plenty to keep an eye out for with guys like Hirving Lozano and Erick Gutierrez making their first appearance with the senior national team.
The realistic expectation is Mexico will have an easy time against this Senegal team, but El Tri do face some hostilities against physically tougher opponents.
For the Lions, a team plied with only local-based players, the key will be not to concede early and play with the same fight that made the Senegalese player famous in the 2002 World Cup.
This isn't the most pivotal match in Mexico's 2016, and most would call it a meaningless friendly. Still, this is the start of another busy year for El Tri, and no matter the circumstances, they say the first impression always counts.
Match date/time: Tuesday 8:00pm EST, 8:00pm local
Venue: Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
TV: Fox Sports 1 (US), Univision Deportes Network (US- Spanish), UniMas (US - Spanish) Azteca 7 (Mexico), UnivisionTDN (Mexico), TDN (Mexico), Canal 5 Televisa (Mexico),
Radio: Futbol de Primera (US)