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Archives: Mexican National Team

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

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