Preview: Mexico vs. Paraguay

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By Rafael

Miguel Herrera’s side faced some struggles in beating Ecuador 1-0 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday. Their match against Paraguay on Tuesday represents another tough challenge for El Tri as they look to continue to improve ahead of a busy summer headed Mexico’s way.

Mexico have suffered six player withdrawals since the victory over Ecuador; Miguel Layun, Hector Herrera, Guillermo Ochoa, Andres Guardado, Jürgen Damm and Jesus “Tecatito” Corona have all been forced out of Tuesday’s friendly.

Veracruz goalkeeper, Meliton Hernandez, was the only player brought in as replacement.

On Monday, Miguel Herrera announced his starting lineup that includes a reshuffled defensive-line. FC Porto’s Diego Reyes will be the only remnant of Saturday’s starting lineup.

Joining Reyes will be Meliton Hernandez, Jesus Dueñas, Julio Cesar Dominguez, Osvaldo Alanis, and Jorge Torres Nilo.

In the midfield will be Jonathan Dos Santos, Juan Carlos Medina, and Javier Guemez.

Lastly, the striker duo will consist of Raul Jimenez and Eduardo Herrera.

On the other hand, Paraguay drew 0-0 with Costa Rica on Friday as former Club America manager, Ramon Diaz, made his debut with the Albirroja.

Paraguay hoped to welcome back star striker Roque Santa Cruz, who is suffering from a right-leg injury, but it is looking likely that his appearance may be in doubt.

Diaz could employ his usual 4-3-3, with a number of Liga MX players in his starting lineup.

Where to watch: Tuesday, March 31, 9:00pm EST, UniMas and Univision Deportes Network and ESPN2

Head to head record: 7 Mexico wins, 5 draws, and 4 Paraguay wins

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About Rafael Diaz

Fan of good futbol. Rafa runs when he is not busy watching Arsenal drop points away to Stoke.