Mexico enter the Olympics without several players, who could have potentially added more quality to the squad. Several players were summoned, but have not been able to link up with the squad for a multitude of reasons.
Carlos Vela refused to participate while he was in the process of negotiating the most crucial transfer of his career, as the former Arsenal striker finalised a permanent transfer to Real Sociedad, while Manchester United refused a request for Javier Hernández to be one of the over-age players.
Barcelona starlet Jonathan Dos Santos also declined an invitation, potentially harming his future endeavours with the Mexican national team, in order to stake a claim for a place in the Barcelona first team on their preseason tour.
This should not hinder La Verde too much though, as the squad is all based domestically, with the exception of Tottenham's Giovani Dos Santos, which should mean an excellent chemistry in the side. Overage players have also been selected intelligently, as they are familiar with the younger players from their club football.
The captain is one of those, the former Fulham defender Carlos Salcido returned to the Liga MX one season ago, on loan at Tigres, who made the move permanent this summer. The 32-year-old can offer a wealth of experience with 106 international appearances for Mexico.
The other two over-age players are goalkeeper José de Jesús Corona (31) and striker Oribe Peralta (28), who have spent their entire club careers in Mexico.
The squad may have benefited from the extra quality from those mentioned above, but Luis Fernando Tena will have no regrets, the current group seem to have developed a closer bond as a result.
Look out for Mexico to make some noise in the battle for gold at London 2012.
Jack Alexandros Rathborn is a football analyst for Football Radar. You can follow him on Twitter; @jackrathborn and @FRcalcioJack.