If you tuned in to see the passing, flowing, football that Mexico are known for, you didn't get to see it in the first half. There wasn't much in the way of flair and combination play in the first half of their Gold Cup match against El Salvador, and as a result, the score is tied at 0-0 after a very poor first half.
Andres Guardado has been particularly poor, struggling to find the ball outside of his one missed sitter, while Javier Hernandez looks like he is playing with 10 strangers. Israel Castro and Gerardo Torrado, the two men who are supposed to start the attack and dictate the pace of play from the center of the pitch, have done nothing of the sort.
Most would agree that this is much more the fault of the players than Chepo de la Torre, as the general public believes that this is his best XI. They do not look particularly focused and motivated, though, and the chemistry looks completely off. Chepo will have to at least give his team a very serious talking to at halftime, if not make some kind of changes just to shake things up.
For more information on the Mexico Vs. El Salvador game, the 2011 Gold Cup (Copa Oro), and Mexican football in general, check out SB Nation's Mexican football blog FMF State Of Mind.