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Archives: Mexican National Team

Countdown to Columbus: Mexico’s Squad Revealed

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Mexico Manager Sven Goran Eriksson has named his squad for the February 11th qualifier against the United States in Columbus. Goalkeepers : Oswaldo Sanchez (Santos Laguna), Guillermo Ochoa (America), Jose de Jesus Corona (Tecos) Defenders : Juan Carlos Valenzuela (America), … Continue reading

Farewell Temoc

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Blanco after last night’s game/Getty Images A number of postings on this site have been spent criticizing both MLS and Cuauhtemoc Blanco himself. However, last night I felt honored as I witnessed live both Blanco’s 100th cap and his final … Continue reading

US Soccer Can Learn From Sven

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

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Sven’s Green Revolution: Doomed to Failure?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Sven Goran Eriksson confers with Cuauhtemoc Blanco/Reuters Photo El Tri’s come from behind victory against Honduras in the first match of group play Wednesday at Azteca should not be an occasion to gloss over the very real problems CONCACAF’s traditional … Continue reading

Sven’s Green Revolution: A Ticking Time Bomb?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Sven Goran Eriksson confers with Cuauhtemoc Blanco/Reuters Photo El Tri’s come from behind victory against Honduras in the first match of group play Wednesday at Azteca should not be an occasion to gloss over the very real problems CONCACAF’s traditional … Continue reading

The Irony of Mexican Hypocrisy

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

For years Mexican football fans have attacked the United States success in the most negative way possible: accusing the Yanks of playing a cynical game that relied on rough play and counter attacking. Every loss to the United States was … Continue reading

The End of Mexican Hegamony in CONCACAF?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Sven Goran Eriksson’s hiring by the FMF has been hailed as a dawn of a new era of Mexican dominance over CONCACAF. While this certainly may be the case, much evidence provides us with the possibility that this could be … Continue reading

Sanchez Sacked: The Post-Mortem

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

After savaging his predecessor Ricardo LaVolpe in the Mexican press, Hugo Sanchez has suffered the same fate as LaVolpe and unlike his more capable predecessor he did not make through a world cup cycle. Mexico’s fortunes seem to have dipped … Continue reading

US-Mexico Analysis

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

 Having been on hand in Houston for Wednesday’s mammoth and exciting clash and now having had over 24 hours to digest the outcome and impact let’s go through what we learned: Mexico has better talent and more skill than the … Continue reading

American Soccer Show @ US-Mexico

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I’ll be traveling to Houston tomorrow morning to attend the US-Mexico friendly at Reliant Stadium. Anyone who wishes to meet up with me in Houston please email me at kartik@csrnusa.com or leave a comment here. I want to thank Brian … Continue reading

Mexico’s Squad for February 6th

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Hugo Sanchez evidently feeling the heat for the continued failures against the U.S. has called a very good squad for this friendly- a squad which quite frankly the US cannot match in talent and technical skill even if the the … Continue reading

Atlante: A Hollywood Story?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

This summer when I visited the Yucatan Peninsula, I got a mild shock to my system. I was told Atlante, a traditional Mexican power who has fallen on hard times lately was coming to the region. I politely asked if … Continue reading

Mendoza Could Get Call Up

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Luis Bueno of SI.com is reporting that Panchito Mendoza of Chivas USA is under strong consideration to be called up for Mexico’s next friendly. If Mendoza does get a call up he will be first MLS player who has never … Continue reading

Mexico’s Pain and New Love for Lalas

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I must admit having a new respect for the Mexican people today even if I still detest their national football team. They are a people who seemed to have so much hope that today they would finally remove the spell … Continue reading

“The result was unjust,” Hugo Sanchez said. “This is a unique game in that you can deserve to win and still lose.We deserved to win and they did not.”

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Hugo Sanchez is a living contradiction. In same time he aspired to be a great tactical manager he constantly criticized every recent Mexico manager until he landed himself the job. On one hand he marvels at the play of the … Continue reading

Iran – Mexico Open Thread

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Another match where an underdog can have a good result. Who will American fans support…their soccer rival, Mexico, or one of their arch enemies Iran. I say Mexico. Game is at 11:55 PM EST. Put your remarks on the game … Continue reading