Coming into the season, there were a lot of questions whether Raul Jimenez could establish himself as a starter for the newly promoted Wolves. In his 3 seasons in Portugal, Raul only had 20 league starts while coming off the bench 60 times. He never reached 1,000 league minutes in any season or had more than 7 league goals. Many expected him to flop and end up back in Mexico by the summer of 2019. Fortunately for him, he has taken advantage of his opportunity.
It’s nearly time for Mexico’s September friendlies but the FMF still hasn’t hired a coach. The current rumor is Tuca will coach the September friendlies and October if no coach is hired by then. If I was a Tigres fan, I would not be a fan of Tuca going on loan to El Tri again. But this post is not about the FMF struggling to fill the manager position. It’s about who should get a call for the upcoming friendlies versus Uruguay and the US. The next World Cup is still almost 4.5 years away but the road starts now and its good to keep in mind who can contribute then.
All headlines I’ve seen since Mexico lost to Brazil. This doesn’t include all the memes on social media. I’ve kind of grown numb to the over reactions around El Tri. It’s hard not to. EVERYTHING gets blown out of proportion with this team. Continue reading
The 2018 World Cup is here and what better time than now to look back at Mexico’s previous World Cup kits. I recap El Tri’s kits since the 1994 World Cup and give you my favorite memory at each World Cup. I do try to avoid the traumatic ones but no promises.
The European club season is winding down and the World Cup is finally on the horizon. With this being an international break, I figured it would be a good time to see how our Mexicans Abroad have been performing. I didnt include MLS players because their season just started a couple weeks ago.
When I first started this blog, it was mostly to write about El Tri and Mexicans in Europe. I was getting up early every weekend to watch dodgy streams of Mexicans Abroad that were usually riddled with pop ups, it felt good to put it to use. It was a fun learning process and my first stab at blogging about futbol. Me and some friends even startedpodcasting about Mexican soccer. It eventually led to me writing over at FMF State of Mind, SB Nation’s Mexican Soccer blog. As a result, this blog has kinda gone without new content for a while. The last post was just after we ushered in 2016, some were probably still hung over from New Year’s Day celebrations. So what will I be posting on here?
With the transfer window opening up for much of the world, its time to see which Mexicans should be looking for new addresses. Here is my list of 4 players who should really push for a move, whether its a loan or permanent transfer. For once, this list will not include Chicharito, who has found a home at Bayer Leverkusen. Let’s see who is on my list…
Here is Joshua Picazo’s preview of World Cup Qualifying for Mexico:
Have you recovered from October’s wild “CONCACAF Cup” yet? We hope,
as the 2018 World Cup qualifying group stage will begin this Friday. Mexico start off their WCQ against El Salvador in the Azteca. Although the 2014 World Cup is probably still fresh on the minds of many El Tri fans, the next chapter is ready to be written with some familiar faces as well as newer ones.
Hernandez celebrates his 9th goal for Bayer this season.
On deadline day, Javier Hernandez sealed a move to the Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen. There were some that called the move a step down in his career and it would have been hard to argue with them. When you play for Manchester United and Real Madrid, going to Bayer is a step down but only because there is nowhere else to go but down after those huge clubs. Critics said Bayer only bought him for marketing reasons and jersey sales. That they spent $12-13 mil on a player more capable of selling jerseys than leading an attack. One who can only succeed as a “Super Sub” and not as an every game starter for a Champions League caliber club. Early returns on the transfer are proving those doubters wrong. I’m not sure why so much doubt in the first place. I think all the criticism of Chicharito made fans forget that he’s actually, a pretty good player.