El Tri has opened its year in the United States for the last 11 years, with five wins in its last 10 matchesFor 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