CONCACAF Gold Cup

Busy summer will provide opportunity for young Mexican players

Busy summer will provide opportunity for young Mexican players

The Mexican national team played 15 games last year.

It could play as many as 17 in a 60-day span beginning late next month, a jam-packed schedule that includes four friendlies, two World Cup qualifiers and two tournaments — the Confederations Cup in Russia and the CONCACAF Gold Cup in the U.S.

If Mexico reaches the semifinals of both events, it will play in three countries, 14 cities, six states and four federal districts of Russia in two months. Most airline pilots don’t cover that much territory in so short a time.

But if the itinerary is a travel agent’s worst nightmare, for Mexico Coach Juan Carlos Osorio it’s something else.

“It’s a great opportunity,” he...

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