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Archives: Mexican National Team

Jose Manuel de La Torre Fired as Head Coach of Mexico National Team

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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After losing a World Cup qualifying match at Azteca Stadium for the first time since 2001, the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) has fired national team coach Jose Manuel de la Torre (aka Chepo). Mexico lost 2-1 against Honduras Friday night … Continue reading

FMF Forces Chepo to Open Up His Selection Process As Mexico Manager

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Mexico’s decisive 4-1 victory over Ivory Coast in New Jersey on Wednesday night could mark a turning point for El Tri after a troubled seven months this calendar year. The Mexican National Team is not new to prolonged slumps in … Continue reading

Chepo Stays On As Coach of Mexico National Team

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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UPDATED: Despite reports from ESPN Deportes that Chepo had been fired as manager of the Mexican National Team, the Mexican Football Federation has announced that Chepo will continue on as manager of the Mexico National Team. José Manuel “Chepo” de … Continue reading

Mexico Manager Chepo Will Be Fired On Monday, Says Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Mexico manager José Manuel de la Torre, better known as Chepo, will be sacked on Monday after he meets with Mexican Football Federation chief Justino Compeán for crunch talks after a series of disastrous results, according to an anonymous source who spoke to … Continue reading

Done Deal, Red Bulls Sign Rafael Marquez As Third D.P.

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

It started with Cuauhtemoc Blanco coming to the Chicago Fire, then reports of Omar Bravo going to the Kansas City Wizards and Nery Castillo also making a move to Chicago, but now the Captain of Mexico’s national team will be … Continue reading

Top 5 Lowlights of American Soccer in 2009

Posted on by Brian Zygo

2010 is upon us, which means that it’s the time of year when we journalists, pundits, analysts, and/or columnists take stock of the year that has passed and provide you with our lists of the past years highlights and lowlights. … Continue reading

Cross Border Thoughts: Mexico and Canada

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I understand this is a website dedicated to MLS and US Soccer, but please indulge me in this moment of personal privilege about our neighbors to the south and our neighbors to the north. Guille Franco opened his Premier League … Continue reading

Mexican Qualification for South Africa Borders on Illegitimate

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

PREFACE This blog post is long overdue. My distinct hope was that Mexico WOULD NOT qualify for South Africa, and this article which is sure to arouse controversy would not need to be written. With Mexico’s qualification secure, the time … Continue reading

Mexico 2: USA 1: Americans Fail to Shake Azteca Curse

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Javier Aguirre took a chance on Miguel Sabah. Former Coaches Sven Goran Eriksson, Ricardo LaVolpe and Hugo Sanchez all hardly rated him – it paid off big time today with a game winning goal. Sabah, who struggled at Guadalajara as … Continue reading

MEX vs USA: Sleeping on Mexico a Bad Idea

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Mexico is hurting. The poor management reign of Sven Goran Eriksson all but threw out the successful Copa America run in 2007 under Hugo Sanchez and brought Mexico to its lowest point since the struggles of the 2001 hexagonal. But … Continue reading

What will we see from Mexico?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Mexico’s form in World Cup qualifying has been less than stellar. After qualifying for the Hexagonal based solely on goal difference, El Tri now finds itself in fourth place in the final qualifying group. On its third manager in 17 … Continue reading

US 0-5 Mexico: El Tri Triumphs After Poor Tournament

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Javier Aguirre got a monkey off his back. After a struggle of a tournament which saw El Tri struggle with the likes of Nicaragua and Panama and also need PKs to beat Costa Rica, the Mexican “B” team triumphed today … Continue reading

CONCACAF Gold Cup Final: Battle of the “B” Sides Broken Down

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

When “B” teams face off it’s tough to make determinations about things. Today’s game at Giants Stadium is sold out and is a Continental Championship match. But the fact is Mexico and the United States are both fielding “B” teams. … Continue reading

A Look at Mexico

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Javier Aguirre knows the task at hand. A restless nation and overbearing press make life as El Tri manager almost impossible to cope with. For Aguirre in his second stint on the job after a long and successful run managing … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

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?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

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