Archives: Mexican National Team

CONCACAF Gold Cup Semifinals: US 2-0 Honduras, Mexico 1-1 (5-3PKS) Costa Rica AET

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Join us beginning at 6:15pm ET for live commentary from tonight’s CONCACAF Gold Cup Semifinals: US vs Honduras, and Mexico vs Costa Rica from Chicago’s Soldier Field. Feel free to leave your commentary in the comments section. Juan Arango, who … Continue reading

CONCACAF Hexaganol Matchday Three

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The empire strikes back could have been the headline for Saturday as Mexico beat nemesis Costa Rica to reclaim a little bit of lost mojo. But now Mexico must go to Honduras and slay another dragon, in the form of … Continue reading

Will Blanco Save Mexico?

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Mexican Football is in a state of panic. The high priced cosmopolitan foreign manager, Sven Goran Eriksson has not worked out. Rafa Marquez seems adrift as a captain and many an El Tri supporter wonders if he’d be better off … Continue reading

Countdown to Columbus: Non Native Players Cause Uproar in Mexico

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Sven Goran Eriksson has learned the lessons of Ricardo LaVolpe the hard way. If you use non Mexican born players even in winning, you will be a loser. The Mexican Football press, notoriously xenophobic and insular attacked former national team … Continue reading

Countdown to Columbus: Mexico’s Squad Revealed

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Mexico Manager Sven Goran Eriksson has named his squad for the February 11th qualifier against the United States in Columbus. Goalkeepers : Oswaldo Sanchez (Santos Laguna), Guillermo Ochoa (America), Jose de Jesus Corona (Tecos) Defenders : Juan Carlos Valenzuela (America), … Continue reading

Farewell Temoc

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Blanco after last night’s game/Getty Images A number of postings on this site have been spent criticizing both MLS and Cuauhtemoc Blanco himself. However, last night I felt honored as I witnessed live both Blanco’s 100th cap and his final … Continue reading

US Soccer Can Learn From Sven

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Sven’s Green Revolution: Doomed to Failure?

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Sven Goran Eriksson confers with Cuauhtemoc Blanco/Reuters Photo El Tri’s come from behind victory against Honduras in the first match of group play Wednesday at Azteca should not be an occasion to gloss over the very real problems CONCACAF’s traditional … Continue reading

Sven’s Green Revolution: A Ticking Time Bomb?

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Sven Goran Eriksson confers with Cuauhtemoc Blanco/Reuters Photo El Tri’s come from behind victory against Honduras in the first match of group play Wednesday at Azteca should not be an occasion to gloss over the very real problems CONCACAF’s traditional … Continue reading

The Irony of Mexican Hypocrisy

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For years Mexican football fans have attacked the United States success in the most negative way possible: accusing the Yanks of playing a cynical game that relied on rough play and counter attacking. Every loss to the United States was … Continue reading