Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez will be joined on the front line by Carlos Vela and Oribe Peralta, leaving the side with plenty of firepower but also leaving no space in the team for Jurgen Damm.
Rafa Marquez gets the start in midfield alongside Jonathan dos Santos and Hector Herrera, with Nestor Araujo partnering Hector Moreno, who shook off an injury concern during the week, in the center of the defence.
Carlos Salcedo earns a start at fullback, with Miguel Layun on the other side and Memo Ochoa in goal.
Mexico starting lineup: Ochoa; Salcedo, Moreno, Araujo, Layun; Marquez, Herrera, J. dos Santos; Vela, Chicharito, Peralta.
Costa Rica starting lineup: Navas; Gamboa, Gonzalez, Acosta, Calvo, Matarrita; Bolanos, Azofeifa, Borges, Ruiz; Venegas