Tonight's USA vs. Mexico friendly features the debut of Jurgen Klinsmann as the new U.S. men's national team head coach.
What will we see? Who will be his starting 11? How will they play? What will be more attack-minded about this U.S. team? And how much can be done in such short amount of time? Questions surround tonight's U.S.-Mexico friendly.
News from the U.S. camp has been positive with reports of a definitive change in the energy and feel to the team. Everyone's out to prove themselves and impress the new coach (including his temporary assistants). The slate's been wiped clean, and there's a lot to play for.
So even though it's a friendly, stakes will be raised, and not just for the United States. Mexico has reclaimed the top spot in this CONCACAF friendly after their convincing 4-2 win in this year's Gold Cup Final.
But, without star Manchester United striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, Mexico will be looking to prove they can beat the U.S. no matter who is on the field. They've brought back the same squad that played in the Gold Cup, so it appears the Mexican side is taking tonight's friendly in Philadelphia very, very seriously.
I'll be posting quick observations and reactions throughout the game, so be sure to check back and see what's developed.