Mexico

The Positives of Chile 7 - Mexico 0

Mexico’s drubbing at the hands of eventual champions Chile left many a Mexico supporter devastated. It was the worst loss Mexico suffered in anything anyone cared about. It hurt.

Three Points from Mexico v Uruguay

1. Triumph of the TInkerman

The predilection of Juan Carlos Osorio to adjust his lineup and tactics from match to match has beena  source of both confidence and consternation in the Mexican fan base. Some might be troubled by his peculiar formations that excludes proven talent. Others point to his adaptability and willingness to approach each match with an open mind. There is a case to be made for each, but one side is definitely building a stronger case.

Juan Carlos Osorio and Mexico Prevail Over Uruguay

The lead-up to Mexico's opening match in this Copa America is one full of speculation. The debate as to how Mexico will organize on the field and which eleven will present has been varied.  Would there be a three man back line? Would manager Juan Carlos Osorio really start Rafa Marquez? Would Hirving Lozano and Tecatito Corona form a formidable attack alongside Chicharito?

The Form of Guillermo Ochoa

The goalkeeper debate in Mexico is long and enduring. Occasionally some of us remember that there is a world out there with a blue sky with sun shining … and all that stuff. But it always rears its big ugly mug once again.

Two National Teams

One summer. Two big tournaments.

Mexico is faced with fielding a national team for this summer's Gold Cup and Copa America.  While it would be nice to bring Mexico's best possible eleven to each tournament, it is unreasonable and not particularly nice for those selected players. There isn't a long offseason for soccer players; filling it with two separate international tournaments is a bit much.

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 Burrito Wrap - 11th March

El Tri fan

After last week’s draw with Nigeria and with less than 100 days until Mexico kick-off their World Cup campaign against Cameroon, this week’s Burrito Wrap takes the chance to look at some stories surrounding El Tri.

 

Player Passion…

 

I thought the friendly against Nigeria was a great game. Normally I’m not a massive fan of international friendlies, but the game showed why they still have an important role on the fixture list.

 

Mexico's Forward for the Future

 

Finding positive signs on the horizon for the Mexican National team requires no investment of hope or exaggeration.  The recent successes of the U-17, U-20, and mostly U-23 Olympic squad point to a bright future. The emphasis on the youth ranks has contributed to a class of young Mexican players that not only possesses great skill but has also been instrumental at the club-level.   Diego Reyes and Hector Herrera have been locked down for summer transfers to Porto. Javier Aquino made the jump to Villareal in Spain. More are sure to follow.

The State of El Tri: March 18, 2013

 

Failure to Launch

Last night, the Mexican National Team began their play in the final qualifying round (The Hex) for next year's World Cup. They hosted Jamaica at the Estadio Azteca in front of a late arriving crowd. The crowd was not the only group of Mexicans who arrived late to the match. The players came out on to the field and put on a pathetic performance. Jamaica was able to grind out a scoreless draw with nearly as many quality scoring chances as the home team.

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