Wednesday, April 15, 2015 8:30 pm EST
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Jurgen Klinsmann has made several roster changes before facing off against the United States' biggest rival. One of the biggest moves is the addition of winger/full back Fabian Johnson who will undoubtedly be his usual dangerous self, bombarding up and down the flanks. The team will also be without defender Michael Orozco due to his club Puebla not releasing him for the match. Additionally, Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore has been swapped for Juan Agudelo of the New England Revolution. It is unlikely this move was made because of Altidore's red card against Switzerland and more in a search for other players to fill the roster for the upcoming Gold Cup.
While the US has a good mix of players from several different leagues, El Tri has selected a team solely from Liga MX Squads. One of the players is someone that MLS fans are very familiar with, Erick "Cubo" Torres. Torres, signed with Houston as a DP but will spend six months with Chivas de Guadalajara as part of the transfer agreement. Finally, Mexico head coach Miguel Herrera has picked three players to received their first international minutes - Carlos Salcedo, Luis Alfonso and Mario Osuna. Oh, and there are reports that Mexico may refuse to play in the match due to pitch conditions - so this game should be fun
USMNT Starting XI: Rimando; Yedlin, Gonzalez, Alvarado, Garza; Diskerud, Beckerman. Bradley (c), Corona; Zardes, Morris
Mexico Starting XI: Saucedo; Flores, Mier, Rodríguez, Salcedo Velarde; Osuna, Esquivel, Montes; Torres, Herrera