Mexico take on Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday, sitting pretty atop CONCACAF qualifying, leading the pack with seven points after three matches in the Hex. As they travel to Port of Spain, what questions do El Tri need to answer?
Will Nestor Araujo continue to cement his spot in the center of defense?
Nestor Araujo was fantastic in defense for Mexico against Costa Rica alongside Hector Moreno. He was calm on the ball, strong in the air, and did a lot of of the dirty work to clean up behind his teammates. He'll likely start again against Trinidad & Tobago, giving him the chance to further cement his spot in Mexico's first XI. If he continues to play the way he has been in the heart of El Tri's defense, it's hard to see anyone unseating him.
Which Carlos Vela will show up for Mexico?
Carlos Vela is an enigma. One of the world's most talented players when he wants to be, it's nearly impossible to tell if World Beater Vela will step onto the pitch, or if it's Invisible Vela's turn to show up. Against Costa Rica, World Beater Vela showed up, and it was his fantastic pass to Chicharito Hernandez that put Mexico in front. Will he be the same force against T&T?
Will Orbelin Pineda get his shot in midfield?
Jonathan dos Santos was brilliant against Costa Rica. He covered an insane amount of ground, won tackles, distributed well, and basically just did it all for El Tri. Hector Herrera was solid as well, and in the absence of Rafa Marquez, it's going to be up to those two to continue the good work they put in against Costa Rica. But Marquez is out, so someone else needs to step up next to them.
One of Mexico's brightest prospects, and the youngest player in Juan Carlos Osorio's squad, 21-year-old midfielder Orbelin Pineda has a bright future ahead of him. With Marquez out injured for this one, and Mexico taking on a weaker T&T squad, it's the perfect chance to give Pineda his start in midfield alongside veterans dos Santos and Herrera.
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Will Chicharito break Mexico's scoring record?
Javier Hernandez came off injured against Costa Rica, but not before he'd equaled Jared Borgetti's all-time scoring record for Mexico. Now, sitting on 46 goals, it's all but inevitable that he breaks the record, but will it be in Trinidad and Tobago? If he's fit to play from the start, Tuesday may just see him go into the history books as Mexico's top striker.
Does Osorio have a #1 or does the rotation continue?
Guillermo Ochoa, Alfredo Talavera and Jesus Corona have been the go-to trio for Mexico for years now, but Juan Carlos Osorio doesn't seem to have a favorite out of the three. He's rotated between them since he took over as Mexico manager and it's unknown whether or not he'll continue down that path. Ochoa got the start against Costa Rica and has appeared to get a leg up on the rest, but will he start against T&T or will the rotation continue?