Where to watch Mexico vs Colombia: Live stream, TV channel, lineups, odds for winter international friendly

Mexico head coach Jaime Lozano has a chance to assess the national team’s depth of talent as he leads El Tri in an international friendly against Colombia in Los Angeles, which falls outside a FIFA international window.

Because clubs are not obligated to release players for international matches outside designated points in the calendar, both nations sport squads without any of their regular first-team names. Instead, the match is an opportunity for the federations to evaluate talent from the pool’s depth.

The Mexico squad features a list of players entirely pulled from domestic clubs, as the Liga MX season has nearly concluded, although three teams still remain in play in some capacity and thus have players unavailable for selection.

El Tri have struggled to impress at the senior level since their group-stage exit from the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and with the Copa America fast approaching next summer before hosting duties in the 2026 World Cup, it will be important for Lozano to evaluate if any players who could help down the road have possibly slipped through the cracks.

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Mexico vs Colombia live stream, TV channel

  • TV Channel: FOX Deportes, TUDN, UniMas
  • Streaming: Fubo, TUDN app/website, Fox Sports GO

The international friendly between Mexico and Colombia on Saturday, December 16 is available to watch on FOX Deportes, TUDN, and UniMas, all of which are available to stream on Fubo.

What time does Mexico vs Colombia kick off?

This international friendly kicks off at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, December 16 at 4 p.m. local time in Los Angeles, California.

Here’s how that time translates around the time zones across North America:

  Kickoff time
Eastern Time 7 p.m.
Central Time 6 p.m.
Mountain Time 5 p.m.
Pacific Time 4 p.m.

Mexico squad vs Colombia

The entire Mexico squad for this international is made up of domestic-based players, featuring just seven with previous international caps to their name.

Shockingly, 23-year-old midfielder Marcel Ruiz of Toluca was not called up, despite being brought into the first-team squad for each of the past two international breaks but not seeing the field. This seemed the perfect time to give Ruiz international minutes, but he was not included.

Players with Club Leon couldn’t be called in, as they are taking part in the Club World Cup this week in Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, those from either Club America or Tigres are also unavailable as they meet in the Liga MX final. Those restrictions made it tough for head coach Jamie Lozano to put together a roster.

Pos Name Age Club Caps
GK Julio Gonzalez 32 UNAM Pumas 0
GK Jose Antonio Rodriguez 31 Club Tijuana 1
DEF Omar Campos 21 Santos Laguna 0
DEF Ricardo Chavez 29 Atletico San Luis 0
DEF Rafael Fernandez 23 Club Tijuana 0
DEF Brian Garcia 26 Toluca 0
DEF Rodrigo Huescas 20 Cruz Azul 0
DEF Luis Olivas 23 Mazatlan 2
DEF Jesus Orozco 21 Guadalajara 0
DEF Alexis Pena 27 Necaxa 0
MID Jordi Cortizo 27 Monterrey 2
MID Juan Pablo Dominguez 25 Toluca 0
MID Alfonso Gonzalez 28 Monterrey 4
MID Omar Govea 27 Monterrey 4
MID Erik Lira 23 Cruz Azul 3
MID Rodrigo Lopez 22 UNAM Pumas 0
MID Andres Montano 32 Atletico San Luis 0
FWD Bryan Gonzalez 20 Pachuca 0
FWD Cesar Huerta 23 UNAM Pumas 5
FWD Ivan Lopez 24 Toluca 0
FWD Guillermo Martinez 28 Puebla 0

Colombia squad vs Mexico

Interestingly, first-team goalkeeper David Ospina was called into the squad, despite him being in the middle of the Saudi Pro League season with Al Nassr. Ospina has not taken the field for club or country since suffering a serious elbow injury back in January and was not registered by the club for action through the first half of the season, and reports indicate that is unlikely to change in the winter.

The Colombia squad features a more international group than Mexico’s all-domestic bunch, with a pair of youngsters from the youth ranks of English clubs, a few MLS players, and a host of individuals plucked from the Brazilian and Argentine leagues that have concluded play for the year.

Nineteen-year-old Fulham youth product Devan Tanton is one to watch at right-back, impressing as a regular for the club’s reserve squad and even making the bench for a Premier League match against Brighton earlier this season.

Pos Name Age Club Caps
GK Alvaro Montero 28 Millionaires 8
GK David Ospina 35 Al Nassr (KSA) 128
GK Alejandro Rodriguez 22 Deportivo Cali 0
DEF Jimer Fory 21 Deportivo Pereira 0
DEF Henry Mosquera 22 Red Bull Bragantino (BRA) 1
DEF Juan David Mosquera 21 Portland Timbers (USA) 1
DEF Devan Tanton 19 Fulham (ENG) 1
DEF Samuel Velasquez 20 Atletico Nacional 1
DEF Brayan Vera 24 Real Salt Lake (USA) 1
MID Jorman Campuzano 27 Boca Juniors (ARG) 4
MID Daniel Catano 31 Millionaires 1
MID Sebastian Gomez 27 Coritiba (BRA) 1
MID Ivan Poveda 23 Leeds United (ENG) 1
MID Andres Reyes 24 NY Red Bulls (USA) 1
MID David Silva 37 Millionaires 1
FWD Diber Cambindo 27 Cruz Azul (MEX) 2
FWD Mateo Cassierra 26 Zenit St. Petersburg (RUS) 2
FWD Carlos Andres Gomez 21 Real Salt Lake (USA) 1
FWD Juan Camilo Hernandez 24 Columbus Crew (USA) 3
FWD Jader Quinones 23 America de Cali 0

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