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Mexico vs Trinidad & Tobago in the Gold Cup 2013 quarterfinals takes place on Saturday night, with Mexico safely through to the knock out stages following their shock opening loss to Panama. They will now be desperate to push on, claim a good win today and move through to the semifinals. The match kicks off at 6.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
The CONCACAF tournament so far has been a clear representation of Mexico's form over the past 12 months, showing that they certainly have the skills and talent to achieve a lot, but that potential is being seriously undermined by inconsistency.
Mexico will be clear favorites for this game and the El Tri fans will accept nothing less than a comfortable win to see them through to the semifinals. However, Trinidad will not be here to just make up the numbers. They will have seen Mexico's spotty form, and how Panama pulled off a shock against them, and they will be hoping to get right in the face of their opponents today, keep a high tempo, and hopefully pull off the shock of the tournament to date.
Mexico only managed to finish second in their group after their surprise loss to Panama. They have sought redemption by scoring five goals in their past two outings, but they will know any further slip ups now in this tournament would be a big let down.
Trinidad finished second in their group. They drew against El Salvador and beat Honduras in their final game.
Trinidad & Tobago midfielder Keon Daniel said earlier in the week about playing Mexico, "For me, I think we're going to go out and play, play football and play in a smart way as possible. We know they're a good team. I don't think we should sit and respect them in any way. We should go out and do what we can do and hopefully get the result that we want."
"I think most people would say they're a favorite, but for me football is on the day," Daniel added. "Being underdogs is a good feeling. I think it motivates you and with that motivation I think the guys are ready to put in the hard work."
Mexico vs Trinidad & Tobago in the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2013 quarterfinals kicks off at 6.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.
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