It has been a long time coming but ESPN’s attempt at a direct to consumer streaming network is here. Unfortunately for some, it was not what they were hoping for. They were hoping for a full replacement to ESPN & ESPN2 but that’s not going to happen as long as ESPN keeps getting subscriber fees from cable companies. Once you get past that disappointment, you will realize they have built a great streaming service for cord cutters and cable subscribers alike. And if you are a fan of soccer, it is more than worth your $5 a month.
We are reaching the home stretch of the club season. Some Mexicans are playing for promotion (Layun), some for titles (Guardado), and others are just trying to show their quality for the summer window (Moreno).
5 weeks. That is the time afforded to Cubo Torres to make the biggest decision of his career. Cubo told the media he has until December 15th to make a decision whether to stay in MLS or go back home and try to save the Chivas from themselves. From all accounts, it seems his mind is not made up either way. I am sure many would love the story book ending of him coming back to Guadalajara and leading the team from its relegation battle. I am not one of those fans but Joshua Picazo is. Today, we will both make our cases. Let us know in the comments who you agree with.
Its almost time for the November friendlies aka Judgement Day for Vela. The games will be important but all anyone has been talking about since the Panama game has been Carlitos Vela. Will he or won’t he? No one really knows, at least for a few more days. But if you ask me, he will be there.
Vela is just one of Piojo’s 22 call ups. Who will the other 21 be? This is who I would like to be called up. Continue reading
That rare. National team games are like printing money in the US (and the federation has a contract to play a certain # of games there). Let’s see what Piojo has in store for us tonight. Continue reading