WATCH LIVE: Mexico begins gold medal defense

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CONCACAF Olympic qualifying continues in Los Angeles tonight, with reigning champions Mexico kicking off their title defense.

Mexico took home the Olympic gold medal in 2012 after defeating Brazil 2-1 in the final in London, but before El Tri can go for another gold, they must first get through CONCACAF qualifying.

The first match of the night features Honduras taking on Haiti, as Honduras will look to qualify for Rio after reaching the Olympic quarterfinals in 2012.

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Following that match, Mexico faces Costa Rica in a battle of CONCACAF heavyweights. While Mexico is the defending gold medalist, Costa Rica has not qualified for the Olympics since reaching the quarters in 2004.

Match 3 — Honduras vs. Haiti

When: 9 p.m. ET
Where: StubHub Center, Carson, California
Live Stream: NBC Universo

Match 4 — Mexico vs. Costa Rica

When: 11:30 p.m. ET
Where: StubHub Center, Carson, California
Live Stream: NBC Universo