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#TBT: 2012 Olympic Kit

I already wrote about Mexico’s 2012 Olympic gold but this piece will focus from a different angle. More specifically, from a jersey angle. Going into the Olympics, it was known Mexico was not going to be able to wear their Adidas kits but rather Atletica. This was due to Atletica having a deal to outfit all of Mexico’s Olympic athletes. Naturally, I had low expectations.

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Blog Reboot

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 started podcasting 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?

I’m going to use this site to post soccer related stuff that isn’t really suited for FMF State of Mind. Think more like me finding a kit from a club in the 6th tier of German football that I am trying to order or me devouring the latest Football Manager or a book review of something I am (finally) reading. Hopefully you find some cool stuff here. Now excuse me while I go re-watch Mexico beat Brazil in the 2012 Gold Medal Game.     

 

 

Who Should Be On The Move

Memo in his natural habitat… the bench.

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…

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TCK Podcast: Episode 10

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Rafa, Bryan, and Raul breakdown the crazy LigaMX final, the dealings at the Clausura Draft, Europeos, and some guy named Little Pea.

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TCK Podcast: Episode 9

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Episode 9 features a new guest, Bryan from The Stoppage Time. He joins us as we recap Mexico’s first 2 WCQ games, discuss Champions League, and los Europeos. We finish the show with Liguilla predictions and listener questions.

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TCK Podcast: Episode 8

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Episode 8 is here and features a guest, Rafael Diaz from MexicanFut/FMF State of Mind. We spend the first segment of the podcast trying to figure out what is going at Chivas and how they can improve going forward. The bulk of the podcast is spent on Mexico’s upcoming World Cup Qualifying with listener questions at the end.

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Rumbo a Rusia 2018

 

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.

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Enjoy Chicharito

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.

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TCK Podcast: Episode 7

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After a month long hiatus, The Colorful Kit Podcast is back. We dive into the Champions League, discuss the play of los Europeos, go over who is going up/down in our player rankings, predict Osorio’s call ups, and answer several follower submitted questions.

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What to Watch- 10/16

While most of us are still trying to come down from last Saturday’s game, European club soccer is back.

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