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.
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.
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.
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.