Guillermo Ochoa

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.

The Famously Incomprehensive Croatia Preview

A breakdown of just a few things you'll need to know ahead of Mexico's match with Croatia.

Mexicans Abroad: A look at their overall minutes

I wish I had practical and useful ideas. While others think of rational ways that would better their lives, I sit in front of my laptop and stare blankly at soccer statistics and scores. Recently, during one of my usual catatonic-like states of mind when looking at my screen, I realized that I haven't seen much in regards to overall minutes for our Mexicans abroad in Europe. Sure, I've seen minutes after games but I'm a child of the internet generation and wish to see lists and organized numbers. Perhaps even a multi-colored graph with overall minutes.

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 Keeper Stands Alone

Goalkeepers draw both praise and ire in abundance. They stand isolated in a position of power and pressure. A solitary position such as this allows critics to more easily pick out flaws or possibly greatness. The best keepers and the worst are spotted readily. However, what separates one quality keeper from another? How do we know which goalkeeper is stronger when there is more than one with extreme talent? Or more pointedly, for Mexico at least, how do you separate out four great goalkeepers from each other?

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