On the eve of the start of the Copa America Centenario, the Mexico national team wrap up their preparation ahead of their June 5 debut against Uruguay with a friendly in San Diego, California versus Chile.
Following Saturday night's 1-0 win over Paraguay, El Tri are now unbeaten in their last 18 games, and that kind of streak ought to be a confidence boost for just about any team.
But talk will naturally turn to the start of the Copa America Centenario and whether Mexico can do well there. Adaptability will be key, and Chile provides a good test in styles for Juan Carlos Osorio's men.
Now coached by former Leon manager Juan Antonio Pizzi, Chile still carry a bit of Jorge Sampaoli in them. Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal might be household names, but Chile are a team that like to throw men forward with pace and attack as a team.
As such, Juan Carlos Osorio will have to address any defensive susceptibilities to pace and should be boosted by the returns of Diego Reyes and Miguel Layun in the defense. In addition, Jesus "Tecatito" Corona and Raul Jimenez will also be available for El Tri after missing Saturday's game in Atlanta.
With tournament of the Americas looming relatively large, Mexico have only a small time frame to get it right as they prepare for their big tournament debut in Arizona. Don't look now but we are just four days away.
Match date/time: Wednesday 10pm EST, 7pm local
Venue: Qualcomm, San Diego, California
TV: Unimas (US - Spanish), Univision Deportes Network (US- Spanish), Azteca 7 (Mexico), UnivisionTDN (Mexico), TDN (Mexico), Canal 5 Televisa (Mexico).