World Cup chances for four veterans
Jose Manuel de la Torre has overseen the gradual dismantling of much of the squad that featured in the last World Cup since taking charge of El Tri. The process of assimilating younger talents into the full national team, many of whom have won silverware at international youth level, is in full swing.
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Eric Gomez is a freelance writer who covers Mexico's national team for ESPN Insider. Born in Chula Vista, California to Mexican parents, his first exposure to the beautiful game came from watching a documentary on Pele's stint with the New York Cosmos, which featured a cameo from a certain Mexican star named Hugo Sanchez. Based in Mexico City, he has covered El Tri through World Cup qualifiers, Gold Cups, Copa America and Olympic qualifiers.
Tom Marshall has specialized in writing about Mexican soccer for the last three years. As well as contributing to ESPN's El Tri blog, he co-hosts The Mexican Soccer Show podcast alongside Eric Gomez. Tom also covers Latin American leagues outside of Mexico, as well as the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana. A native of Manchester, England, he has been based in Guadalajara since 2008.