Mexico Soccer: Dreaming big; Isaac Brizuela and Alan Pulido get set for Atlanta


The dream has been kept alive for Tigres striker Alan Pulido and Toluca midfielder Isaac Brizuela.

With Real Socidad striker Carlos Vela definitively out of the picture, a big a void in the national team is open to be filled. After stellar performances from Pulido and Brizuela against South Korea back in February, head coach  Miguel Herrera has called them  back for a second trial in Atlanta against Nigeria.

Pulido and Brizuela might be the perfect combination to improve Mexico’s attack in Brazil. The March 5th clash against Nigeria is scheduled on a Fifa date permitting Herrera to have his complete roster at his disposal.

The clash against Nigeria will be an opportunity for Herrera to finally build his starting eleven for Brazil. The game against Nigeria will be a perfect preparation for El Tri first match against Cameroon in group A.

Pulido and Brizuela’s inclusion in March’s fixture will be another chance for the two youngster to vye for a spot in the 23 man roster to Brazil. Developing chemistry with the European contingent early will be pivitol. Pulido and Brizuela played major roles in the clash against South Korea but whether they can replicate that quality with the complete roster is still yet to be seen.

The youth is on the rise as this could possibly be Mexico’s youngest squad to date for the World Cup tournament. The inclusion of Pulido and Brizuela in the World Cup roster would be a giant step in the right direction for El Tri.

Mexico is far too dependent upon veterans players whenever the World Cup comes around. And its apparent that dependence on seniority has not made a difference in the past, thus it is far more important for El Tri to finally turn to the youth.

Good showings from Pulido and Brizuela against Nigeria with a full squad will enchance their chances of making it to Brazil.