Today's a matchday for Mexico at the Coliseum.
Many are expecting a romp over Guatemala, at least Mexican supporters probably are. Guatemala - or Guatepeor as Pumas coach Tuca Ferreti so bluntly put it - isn't a great opponent but could complicate things.
Mexico's brought a talented squad but this team features a lot of young players. No Rafa Marquez, no Gerardo Torrado, no Fausto Pinto, no Juan Carlos Cacho, guys who have logged lots of minutes under Hugo Sanchez. Instead, we'll see the likes of Giovani Dos Santos, Omar Arellano, Patricio Arajuo and Cesar Villaluz mixed in with vets Carlos Salcido, Memo Ochoa, Andres Guardado and Gonzalo Pineda.
This game is just another in the process of building up both the 2010 World Cup pool as well as the 2008 Olympics so a result isn't the most important thing.
However, I think Mexico will pull it out. With a mix of veterans and youngsters, I expect Mexico to put a few in the back of the net. I'm thinking it'll be 2-0, which given my recent run of picks Guatemala will probably win 3-1. I apologize ahead of time for slapping my kiss of death on El Tri.
Here's a look at the match, in English from the LA Times and in espanol cortesia de mediotiempo.com.