Mexico set to kick off new year in United States again

Seth Vertelney
Mexico set to kick off new year in United States again

For the 12th straight year, Mexico will kick off the new year with a match in the United States. In 2013, El Tri will face Denmark in a friendly in Phoenix on Wednesday night.

In its previous 10 year-opening matches, Mexico has posted a record of five wins, three draws, and two losses. El Tri has won its last three such matches in a row.

A list of Mexico's season openers since 2003, all of which have been friendlies:

2012: Mexico 3-1 Venezuela, MIAMI, FL
2011: Mexico 2-0 Bosnia, ATLANTA, GA
2010: Mexico 5-0 Bolivia, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
2009: Mexico 0-1 Sweden, OAKLAND, CA
2008: United States 2-2 Mexico, HOUSTON, TX
2007: Mexico 3-1 Venezuela, PHOENIX, AZ
2006: Mexico 2-1 Norway, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
2005: Mexico 0-0 Sweden, SAN DIEGO, CA
2004: Mexico 1-1 Chile, CARSON, CA
2003: Mexico 0-1 Argentina, LOS ANGELES, CA

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