After 14 World Cup Qualifying matches, a million moleros, and an untold number of “Fuera Tata” chants, we now know who Mexico will face at the World Cup. They are joined in Group C by Argentina, Poland, and Saudi Arabia. How does the group stack up for El Tri?Continue reading
Being the manager of the Mexican National Team is a thankless job with immense pressure. The media scrutiny is intense and you are expected to win everything in CONCACAF but at the same time, rarely given credit for doing so because CONCACAF is no CONMEBOL or UEFA. Add in a fanbase that expects you to win every game in an enjoyable fashion and it is easy to see why there are few takers every time the position is open. I take all of this into account when I try to keep a level head after a rough Mexico game when El Tri twitter wants to fire Tata. My friends/followers think I’m a “Tata Apologist” but I just never saw the benefit in making a coaching switch. Until now…
It’s that time of year. The newest version of FIFA is about to release and you know what that means: time to argue over player ratings. Of course, ratings tend to prefer Mexicans in Europe but they seem fine to me. Lets just hope they improve Pro Clubs… Besides the top rated players, I added some other players of note as well.Continue reading
Mexico kicked off their World Cup Qualifying campaign against a depleted Jamaican side. While a win was expected, Jamaica made Mexico work and took advantage of Mexico’s mistakes. This is a microcosm of the World Cup Qualifying experience. Strap in for a bumpy ride.Continue reading
Mexico has basically sent their A-team to the Gold Cup and are in a group where the other 3 countries are ranked by FIFA as 127th, 103rd, and 69th in the world. It has cake walk written all over it. But as Mexico fans, you all know its never that easy in CONCACAF…Continue reading
With both nations announcing their rosters, many were quick to point out the makeup of each side. It started a discussion about the leagues where the players are currently at. With twitter user @xGoalsMX pointing out that Mexico has more (4) MLS players in camp than the USMNT (3). A much larger discrepancy was evident in the number of players in the “Top 5 European Leagues” with US Soccer having 16 players to Mexico’s 5. The question has to be asked, do these numbers indicate Mexico is behind US Soccer in producing quality players for their national teams?
Another weekend of ups and downs for our Mexicans Abroad. Let’s break it down with an episode of “The Good, The Bad, and The Meh.”Continue reading