Sympathy for the Americanista

I like to imagine myself as someone with the capability for a fair share of empathy. I generally try to consider the feelings of others in life. It's just harder when those feelings are tied up in something that I find abhorrent. Thus, Americanistas (supporters of Club America) and I rarely see eye-to-eye.

Clarity in an Unclear World

With the completion of week fourteen in the Liga MX, just three weeks remain in the regular season. The Liguilla is beginning to take shape. The cream has risen to the top and the other stuff is left below feeling bitter and angry. With three remaining matches for the majority of the league there's a wide range of mathematical possibilities for the table's final resting place. However, a realistic look at the current standings reveals a fairly clear picture of where this thing is headed.

Competing for a Trophy:

Winners, Losers, and Lost: Week 4 - A14

Each week this column will look back at the results from the weekend in Liga MX. It will heap praise on the Big Winner, lament for the Big Loser, and ridicule something that appears to be Completely Lost based on the weekend's action.

The Big Winners: Veracruz

The Burrito Wrap - Jornada 3

The Burrito Wrap is back after a prolonged summer break- / relocation- / World Cup- induced holiday. A new season means a new format, and while we’ll continue to look at top stories off the pitch, we’ll also try and some variety to the column from week-to-week, meaning you'll get a veritable potluck of Burrito fillings.
 
So, without further ado, let’s get started…
 
New Players, Same Problems
 

Winners, Losers, and Lost: Week 3 - A14

Each week this column will look back at the results from the weekend in Liga MX. It will heap praise on the Big Winner, lament for the Big Loser, and ridicule something that appears to be Completely Lost based on the weekend's action.

The Big Winners: America

The Essence Remains

Eight years is not a particularly long title drought in most circumstances. Many long suffering franchises would scoff a simple eight year winning hiatus. Most circumstances aren't like those at Chivas.

Winners, Losers, and Lost: Week 2 - A14

Each week this column will look back at the results from the weekend in Liga MX. It will heap praise on the Big Winner, lament for the Big Loser, and ridicule something that appears to be Completely Lost based on the weekend's action.

The Big Winners: Chivas

Liga MX to Save My Mental Health

It has been one week since the painful Mexico elimination from the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Like a gullible woman who tells herself that her cheating boyfriend will be faithful this time around, I believed that Mexico would reach the quarterfinals of a World Cup (and maybe even beyond). And like this hypothetical women, I was left heartbroken, and hating myself for believing.

The World Finally Sees What I See

Mexico completed its standard World Cup participation in Brazil, a Round of 16 exit. They played quality football and made the masses believe that it was possible to surpass the norm, and right at the moment of truth fail to come up with the result.

Some might say that the standard participation was great based on the terrible year ‘El Tri’ had in 2013. But to be honest, another Round of 16 exit to me is another four years thrown away. It really doesn’t matter how well you play if you cannot get the result you need.

The Five Under-the-Radar Facets of Mexico's World Cup

Getting off to a strong start in this World Cup was always a possibility for El Tri - just not one that seemed very likely. I dare not rehash the tales of woe that constituted the qualifying campaign or the statistics on the numbers of managers that were in place. I will just say that Mexico have turned it on when it was most needed.

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