After drawing with Chile in their first post-World Cup match, Mexico coach Miguel Herrera is feeling positive ahead of their clash with Bolivia this Wednesday, September 10 (Tuesday, September 9 MST) at Dick’s Sporting Good Park in Commerce City, Colorado.
Mexico had a goalless draw with Chile at the spacious and new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California over the weekend, with Herrera handing debuts to defenders Oswaldo Alanis and Miguel Angel Herrera. It was a new-look squad that took the field for the Central Americans, as Rafael Marquez and Javier Hernandez are absent.
In the third time that Mexico is playing at The Dick, the home ground of Major League Soccer team Colorado Rapids, they’ll be facing Bolivia again. The first meeting in 2007 saw, Mexico hammered the South Americans, 5-1.
An earlier meeting between the teams had Mexico winning, 5-0, and it could be the course of things again as Bolivia is coming a 4-0 pummeling from the hands of Ecuador. Bolivia has yet to win in 12 games.
Herrera commended his players’ intensity and focus in the match against Chile. The vivacious coach is hoping that the team will continue to foster the same level in the games ahead.
El Tri will come into the match against the Bolivia sans two key players. Francisco Javier Rodriguez and Giovani Dos Santos incurred injuries against Chile.
Chivas USA striker Erick Torres is expected to make his debut with Dos Santos sidelined.
With Herrera’s continued positivity and Bolivia’s poor string of performances, Mexico odds are undeniably strong for this week’s match.
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