Eric Gomez writes that considering Mexico's strong under-20 squad, the team's history of success and the absence of traditional powerhouses competing at the 2013 U-20 World Cup in Turkey, El Tri is poised to win another major tournament.
Brent Latham explains that while Mexico's U-20 team should cruise through World Cup qualifying, the tournament provides a time to shine for some of El Tri's young stars. Plus, a look at the team's competition and most influential players.
Tom Marshall examines the curious case of Carlos Vela. Despite a promising future, the striker hasn't played a single minute for El Tri since transferring to Real Sociedad. Where does he fit into El Tri's plans for 2014?
Insider Brent Latham writes that some troubling U.S. tendencies have emerged in recent weeks, and if the Americans are going to continue to win and advance, Jurgen Klinsmann's teams must fix a handful of problems.
Albert Larcada of ESPN Stats & Information previews the Euro 2012 tournament, offering a player and team to watch in each group, as well as simulating the two teams most likely to advance from each group.