LOS ANGELES, CA. –If friendlies were measured by the result on the scoreboard, Mexico’s summer of soccer did not get off to the most favorable of starts. Luckily for Juan Carlos Osorio and the rest of the Mexico squad, though, Mexico’s 2-1 loss to Croatia will serve as a much better barometer for what Mexico is than what Mexico aspires to be.
Aspiration: to be a team that can go 20 players deep.
Reality: Mexico is a team that only goes 14-15 deep. The sooner Juan Carlos Osorio realizes that, the better Mexico’s summer of soccer will go.