He swings and… misses

It might be only a month or so in for most European leagues but let’s take a quick look at how our Mexicans Abroad are doing before previewing the weekend’s schedule.

El Zorillo


  • Hector Herrera: has played every league minute for Porto and WhoScored has him as the 5th highest rated player in Portugal.
  • Antonio Briseno: Pollo has played himself back into the fringes of El Tri and at 24 years old, fits in with the youth movement. He’s quietly having a really good season in Portugal. One of the higher rated CBs in Portugal this season.
  • Hirving Lozano: 4 goals and 1 assist in his last 6 starts, which span Eredivisie and Champion League qualifiers.
  • Hector Moreno: rumors of a move to MLS calmed down as the window closed. Moreno has played every minute for Real Sociedad and even worn the captain’s armband.
  • Nestor Araujo: has quickly become a defensive stalwart for Turco at Celta Vigo. His best game came against Costa, Griezmann and the rest of Atletico Madrid before the international break.  
  • Erick Gutierrez: After his move seemed dead over a disagreement on the transfer fee, PSV ponied up to grab him after getting that sweet sweet Champions League money. They didn’t buy him to keep him on the bench. Look for him to make his debut this week.

Not the start Layun wanted at Villarreal


  • Miguel Layun: a 16 minute cameo encompasses his time on the field this season for Villarreal.
  • Omar Govea: speaking of 16 minutes, that’s how long Govea lasted in his debut before getting a red card…
  • Oswaldo Alanis: he found a club in Europe but that club plays in Spain’s second division. His contract allegedly features an out clause in January if bigger clubs come looking for him.
  • Chicharito: West Ham are in last place in the Premier League with 0 points in 4 games and last with 2 goals scored. Chicha is only seeing spot duty and it could be another long season for him and the hammers.
  • Chaton Enriquez: the Gold medal winner made the bench for his club’s only game so far. However, he has featured in friendlies over the summer.
  • Uriel Antuna: the Manchester City loanee has seen his playing time increase this season but has yet to make an impact in Holland.
  • Marco Fabian: his transfer saga was one of the weirdest in recent memory but with the window closed in nearly every country, he is staying at Frankfurt. 
  • Carlos Salcedo: a bad ankle injury will keep him out for 10-12 weeks.
So-so start for Guardado 

Asi Asi

  • Andres Guardado: up and down so far for Real Betis but look for him to still be the anchor for his club.
  • Raul Jimenez: the Benfica loanee has won the starting striker position for Wolves and has done well with his movement but his finishing needs to improve if he wants to keep starting. 
  • Diego Reyes: move to Fenerbahce was finalized unlike Fabian. Immediately put into starting lineup and should be there week in and week out.
  • Guillermo Ochoa: transfer to Napoli never materialized and Standard Liege failed to qualify for Champions League. 
  • Tecatito Corona: relegated to super sub role so far this season. 
  • Joao Maleck: playing with a tear in his meniscus but wants to put off surgery to play in the upcoming U20 World Cup next spring. He is on his way to Sevilla but cannot play for them until January 1st.

Weekend Schedule

Last weekend before Champions and Europa League begin
  • Carlos Salcedo is out for Frankfurt but Fabian might make the bench.
  • Omar Govea is suspended after picking up a straight red in his last game.
  • Possible debuts this weekend: Gutierrez with PSV, Chaton with AC Omonia, and Alanis with Real Oviedo.

What are you watching this weekend?