Against El Salvador, it was business as usual for the Mexico national team, as they cruised to a 3-1 victory over La Selecta. El Tri thoroughly outplayed El Salvador, and despite conceding an early equalizer, it was all smooth sailing for the Mexicans.
Like Mexico, Jamaica had a victorious debut, defeating Curaçao 2-0 in San Diego. The Caribbean side have been something of a staple in recent tournaments, and they will be looking to repeat their 2015 performance, where they reached the final against none other than Mexico.
In fact, coincidentally, Mexico and Jamaica have met as recently as last year’s Copa America Centenario. The result back then was a 2-0 win from Mexico, which capped off their third consecutive victory against the “Reggae Boyz”.
Just as in the first game, Juan Carlos Osorio will be absent from the Mexican bench, serving a six-game suspension for incidents following the 2017 Confederations Cup. However, it is expected Osorio’s “rotations” will continue, as changes are anticipated against the much faster and physical Jamaican team.
For now, the win against El Salvador has relieved some of the pressure surrounding El Tri. To win and convince is the name of the game, and for Osorio and Co. that will be the goal once again against Jamaica.
Date: Thursday July 13
Time: 7:30 PM Pacific, 9:30 PM Central, 10:30 PM Eastern
Venue: Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado
Television: Univision (US-Spanish), Univision Deportes (US-Spanish), Fox Sports 1 (US-English), UnivisionTDN (Mexico), Canal 5 Televisa (Mexico), TDN (Mexico), Azteca 7 (Mexico), SKY Planeta Fútbol (Mexico), Sky HD (Mexico)