Torta Tuesday: Jornada 7, Apertura 2012

I've made the unwise decision to eat a torta while writing this column. The pictured torta is the one I just took down (chile relleno topped with manchego and chorizo). Side effects of this new process are currently unknown. However, I wouldn't be surprised if the end of this column becomes garbled gibberish as I gently slip in to a food coma. 

The Swinging Pendulum of Cruz Azul Fandom

Cruz Azul started their disastrous last season going undefeated through their first seven matches. Only two of those first seven decisions were victories, while the other five were draws. Through their first six matches this season, Cruz Azul were once again undefeated while winning all three of their away matches. Heading in to week seven's home match against Pachuca, Cruz Azul had drawn their first three home fixtures. With another draw at home, they were on a near equal start to last season and the debacle that ensued. So, when Cruz Azul secured yet another draw on Saturday, the pessimism should have been flowing. Yet, I couldn't have been happier.

Torta Tuesday: Jornada 6, Apertura 2012

Torta ... a word with so many meanings. In Mexico, however, the word is almost always referring to a big, hot sandwich. This weekly column will mash together results of the previous week with some things to look forward to in the upcoming week. Hopefully enough condiments will be added to make this more of the 'muy rico' variety and not just 'gigante'. 

Should I Stay or Should I Go

Does a player stick to the domestic game or travel overseas for a chance at something bigger?  The repercussions of this decision will likely affect the length, net earnings, and success of their career. Should they commit or should they go?

The Toluca Temporada

 

Solid Gold

Success in team sports can be attributed to many things. One of the most redeeming ways in which teams win is when they find a way to come together and play as a true team. If a group of individuals can come together as a collective unit to execute a single plan of execution, something beautiful can transpire. Saturday’s gold medal match was a great display of two teams on the opposite end of this spectrum.  Mexico played a great game that exemplified team play and hard work, Brazil ... not so much.

Up and Coming Alive

Article about the emergence of Leon and Tijuana in Liga MX posted on FMF State of Mind.

Game of Golazos

This afternoon Wembley was host to a match between two teams fighting to reach the finals of a major tournament. The match featured two teams struggling to advance by playing enjoyable, attacking football. Needless to say, although hosting, England wasn’t involved in this one. Mexico entered today’s semifinal having scored the most goals in the Olympic competition. Japan had not allowed a single goal through their four matches. This made for an interesting clash and led to some amazing goals.
Japan opened the scoring in the 12th minute.

Cruz Azul v Chivas Preview: It's Kind of a Big Deal

Six reasons why you should watch this Saturday: 
1.       Relevance

Send Out the Clown

Article about the absurdity of Chiquimarco (and why we should stop laughing about him). Posted at Futbol de Cafe

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