A veteran of countless battles for Mexico has decided to hang up his boots on his international career. It was officially announced at a press conference today by Chivas. He spoke about wanting to play in another WC but realizing it was not going to be. Therefore he has decided to step aside. I will definitely miss Salcido. Most fans did not expect him to make the 23 to Russia but assumed he would be there through at least the Gold Cup next year. He might not get the same recognition as Rafa Marquez but he should be praised for his club career as much as his national team career.
The much maligned August friendlies are upon us. Every club manager’s worst nightmare. Clubs have made such a stink that FIFA will phase them out soon. In the mean time, lets just enjoy El Tri playing more home games in front of capacity crowds. If the game is within North America, I consider it a home game. Even at the World Cup, those games feel like home games for Mexico. Regardless of what continent it is on. Thus, is the power of the Mexico Brand. But back to the upcoming friendlies, El Piojo has picked a squad. Lets dive in to his selections.
La Liga seems to be buying and signing every Mexican who can kick a ball, minus the Mexican treasure known as Bofo. Naturally, most of us are going to be following that league closer than in years past. Hopefully this article will clear up how you can do that.