Much has been made of Mexico's young stars ahead of tonight's game. Giovani Dos Santos and Carlos Vela have been slapped with the can't-miss tag since 2005 while Nery Castillo, Andres Guardado and Guillermo Ochoa have also been handed the task of carrying this team forward.
But I'd also throw Cesar Villaluz into the mix. Villaluz, who was called in to replace Andres Guardado, is quite a talented player who was also on the 2005 Under-17 team. Villaluz isn't in the same class as Gio and Vela in terms of popularity but is quite a talent. He'll be a dangerous player tonight if he gets the call. He's short but very quick and agile and is could be a handful for U.S. defenders.
As it stands, Zinha is the only player on the Mexican roster to have scored a goal against the U.S. And it's no coincidence that the only Mexican to have scored against the U.S. on American soil since 2000 is Guardado, and that the assist came from Castillo.
Here's a story on the youngsters and what Bob Bradley thinks about them, from Martin Rogers of Yahoo Sports.