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Defensive mid is still Mexico's biggest headache

The Mexican 5-3-2 formation is still in search of someone to dominate the middle

SOCCERLY.COM: During Wednesday night's 3-0 win over Israel at the Estadio Azteca, Mexico once again showed what a huge problem it has in finding someone to play in the middle of the 5-3-2 formation. It was Andres Guardado who was taken away from his natural wide position and placed in the middle of the park; the Bayer Leverkusen man did his best, but did not shine. 

Under previous managers Mexico played with two holding midfielders, usually Gerardo Torrado, Jesus Zavala, Carlos Salcido, and Jesus Molina. With the arrival of Miguel Herrera all but Carlos Salcido have been removed from the national team. Salcido was tested out in the central defense position. ... read more on

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