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News for June 18, 2013

The Mexican national team is busy in preparation for the upcoming game against Brazil on Wednesday.

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List for Gold Cup 2013

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The FMF released the list of the 23 players that will represent Mexico at the CONCACAF regional tournament, the Gold Cup.

Players will convene on June 17 under Salvador Reyes and Raul Gutierrez.

Jose Manuel de la Torre will take over when Mexico’s participation in the Confederations Cup in Brazil ends.

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Quick El Tri headlines: April 8, 2013

With his current form with PUMAS, Javier Cortes deserves a call for the Peru friendly (Getty)

 

 

  • Copa Libertadores update: Club Tijuana continues their run by advancing out of group stages. They collected a draw on the road against San José of Bolivia. Toluca had a very poor showing in this years cup. They were routed 4-0 by Uruguay’s Nacional. Toluca will not advance, claiming third in their group.
  • Both Monterrey and Santos both won their CONCACAF Champions league games. Santos got a 1-0 victory over Seattle on the road, with a late goal by Herculez Gomez. Monterrey came back to beat the LA Galaxy with a final of 2-1. Goals came from Chupete Suazo and Aldo de Nigris. Santos Laguna will return home to play Seattle on April 9th for the second leg of the semifinals. Monterrey will play LA at home in Mexico on April 10th.
  • Chivas youngsters and Mexican nationals Marco Fabián and Chaton Enriquez suffered injuries during last weeks match against Club América. Fabián was taken off with an ankle injury, and should be out for 2-3 weeks. Chaton suffered an ugly knee dislocation. Thankfully no serious damage was done, and he may be able to return within a month.
  • Mexico will face Peru on April 17 in a Non-FIFA date friendly. All players called will be from Liga MX. We will give you the roster call ups once they are released for the game. Who do you think deserves a a spot against Peru?
  • The CONCACAF has decided to change the format of the Gold cup. Now the winner of the 2013 and 2015 versions will have a playoff to see who will represent the region in the 2017 Confederations cup (Russia).
  • Mexico’s U-17 opened World cup qualification with a monstrous 5-1 drubbing of Cuba. Mexico is in group D with Cuba and Honduras. Their next match will be on April 11against the Hondurans.
  • Lastly, our friends at Pancho Villa’s army continue to make strides in fan networking. Many chapters/veiwing parties have already been set up around the country. A Los Angeles chapter in currently in the works. You can follow PVA on facebook at www.facebook.com/PanchoVillasArmy and on twitter @VillasArmy.

Vamos Mexico!

Quick El Tri headlines: February 21, 2013

Bueno and Corona lead Mexico to a smooth victory in U-20 WCQ (Cuartoscuro)

 

  • Updates on the Gold cup: Mexico will kickoff their quest be champion in Pasadena, California (Rose Bowl). Moreover, the final will be held in Chicago (Soldier field).
  • After beating Boca Juniors 2-1 on the road, Toluca lost to Nacional 2-3 at home in the Copa Libertadores. Tijuana’s first game was a success, as they defeated Millonarios of Colombia 1-0 at home.
  • Mexico U-20 began their WCQ hopes by defeating Curaçao 3-0. Goals came from Corona (2) and Bueno. Mexico will face El Salvador on Saturday (2/23).
  • Jesús Corona helped his stock with Euro clubs thanks to his goals against Curaçao. He has been linked to clubs in Spain, Portugal, and rumored Manchester United.

Vamos Mexico!

What Mexico can prove at the Gold cup

Pulido could be a great addition to the Gold cup side (Getty)

 

This summer will give us another edition of the CONCACAF Gold cup, and Mexico will do its best to regain the regional crown. Granted, there isn’t much reward for winning (as the 2011 edition was for a Confederations cup birth) other than bragging rights. However, Mexico has an opportunity to do things many critics may say they are unable to do/show.

The domestic league players can compete with any regional foe: 

In 2012, Mexico won its first Gold ever at the Olympics…and not a single player on the pitch played with a club in Europe. Of course, Brazil is a much more difficult squad than your average CONCACAF side, it does not mean that there isn’t going to be a lot of pressure on the Gold cup squad. Many, if not most players for Mexico will be from Liga MX, and just like in London, they can show that the league produces a tough group of players.

The younger players don’t need backup:

This is a great opportunity to get some of the younger players exposure (who won’t be in the Confederations cup), but Mexico will be looking to demonstrate it can win without the big-guns. There is almost no chance of Chicharito or Gio heading into this cup, and the younger players will be hungry to show they can keep the rhythm going. If we look back at the Copa América roster, they were filled with predominantly U-22 players (after suspensions), and only lost their games by one goal each. This was even against the eventual champions Uruguay. Imagine what Mexico can do with boosted confidence, coaching, and will to win.

Mexico has more than one competitive squad:

Best of all, Mexico will be able to show it can fill multiple rosters. We are heading into a new era of Mexico fútbol, and the Gold cup is a perfect opportunity to wake up the doubters. The depth that is evolving isn’t just hype…it is reality. I am confident that Mexico will send out a completely new squad this summer and claim a major result against the CONCACAF rivals. 2011 may have been a little pre-mature to say we could check this wish off the list at the Copa América, but two years was all the time we needed.

Vamos Mexico!