Posted Thursday, June 20, 2013 by Goal.com86 hits
The forward gave Barcelona fans another tantalizing taste of what to expect with a great goal and assist to decide the match in the Selecao's favor, and put them close to the semis Brazil put one foot in the Confederations Cup semi-finals by defeating Mexico 2-0 at the Castelao on Wednesday. Neymar lit up the occasion with an outstanding volley nine minutes in, but what threatened to be a go...Full Story »
Posted Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by Goal.com103 hits
El Tri may be heavy underdogs heading into Wednesday’s Confederations Cup game against Brazil, but the mood in the camp is that everything is still to fight for, as long as it performs better than in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Italy. “The team can aspire to the three points and get back into the fight,” explained Javier Aquino in Central Deportiva. “It’s not all lo...Full Story »
Posted Monday, June 17, 2013 by Goal.com160 hits
Andrea Pirlo's fantastic free-kick on his 100th Azzurri appearance was canceled out by Javier Hernandez' penalty, and a draw seemed inevitable until the striker powered home Italy left it late to get their Confederations Cup campaign off to a winning start by defeating Mexico 2-1 at the Maracana on Sunday. The Azzurri dominated large spells of the first half and the game appeared to be goin...Full Story »
Posted Friday, April 26, 2013 by YAHOO Sport46 hits
If you want a ticket for this Saturday’s Clasico Regio at the Estadio Universitario and don’t already have one, forget about it, unless you have a decent amount of spare cash floating around. They are going for over $120 U.S. on internet websites and fewer than 300 were put on general sale due to the predictable demand from season ticket holders. And if you can’t afford it, y...Full Story »
Posted Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by YAHOO Sport94 hits
Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez netted twice last Friday against Honduras to make it 30 goals for El Tri, surpassing Hugo Sanchez’s haul of 29, but all that is in the past and the Manchester United striker just wants three points against the United States Tuesday night. “I never like to talk about the goals, what is important for me and my teammates are the results,”...Full Story »
Posted Monday, March 25, 2013 by YAHOO Sport39 hits
Jurgen Klinsmann’s United States squad is confident of victory in the Estadio Azteca against Mexico on Tuesday, but respects El Tri’s quality. “We have a lot of respect for Mexico, but we do not have any fear,” Klinsmann told ESPN. “El Tri knows it has to get the three points from this game, the same as us.” The United States squad landed in Mexico City Sund...Full Story »
Posted Friday, February 08, 2013 by YAHOO Sport28 hits
Mexico lost a 19-game winning streak at Azteca Stadium with a 0-0 draw against Jamaica on Wednesday night in its first match of the final round of World Cup qualifying.The Mexicans are considered one of the favorites to qualify for Brazil 2014 from the North and Central American and Caribbean region. But the Jamaicans battled them to their first tie at Azteca since Nov. 9, 1997, when they played...Full Story »
Posted Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by Sports.yahoo.com25 hits
America defender Diego Reyes says that he’ll be back in the Liga MX for the Clausura 2013, set to kick off in January, despite rumors linking him strongly with a European move. “I’m staying, I’m very happy here,” Reyes said. “I know there’s been a lot of talk, but I’m staying here for the next tournament.” Reyes has been specifically linked...Full Story »
Posted Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by Sports.yahoo.com32 hits
MEXICO CITY -- Rafa Marquez's time in Major League Soccer appears to be coming to an end. The New York Red Bulls defender is in Mexico City working on a deal that will land him with Club Leon, according to a source close to the negotiations. He is expected to sign a two-year deal. Elias Ayub, co-owner Carlos Slim's chief aide, is believed to be in Mexico's capital to finalize the move. Marque...Full Story »
Posted Wednesday, December 05, 2012 by YAHOO Sport29 hits
Former Brazilian international goalkeeper and 2002 World Cup champion Dida considers the match between Mexico and Brazil - another edition of which is scheduled for the summer of 2013 - to be a “Clasico”. “Mexico has always been a tough rival to play against,” the long-time Milan goalkeeper told mediotiempo.com on Tuesday. El Tri has traditionally proved to be one of Br...Full Story »
Posted Monday, December 03, 2012 by The Sun337 hits
Crime fighter ... Javier Hernandez, aka Chicarito MAN United star Javier Hernandez is so popular in his native Mexico that crime there drops when he plays. And more pregnant women get excited and go into LABOUR when the goal-grabbing striker pulls on a red shirt. Mexico City top cop Jorge Carlos Martinez said: “Crimes like car jacking, muggings and robberies go down. “It seems ev...Full Story »
Posted Tuesday, October 02, 2012 by YAHOO Sport85 hits
Mexico's road World Cup qualifier this month will be played on United States soil, but El Tri won't be playing Jurgen Klinsmann's U.S. squad in a rematch of August's friendly. According to the Houston Chronicle, Guyana sold the hosting rights for the Oct. 12 World Cup qualifier, and BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston will be the destination for the match between the two sides after stadium officia...Full Story »
Posted Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by Dailymail1056 hits
Manchester United are considering a £10million move for Mexico's Olympic star Hector Herrera. The 22-year-old midfielder was the inspiration behind Mexico's gold medal victory and has been on United's radar for over a year with Liverpool also very keen. Pachuca sporting director Andres Fassi has announced they had had a fresh approach from United requesting permission to approach the st...Full Story »
Posted Thursday, August 16, 2012 by YAHOO Sport36 hits
On Wednesday night the United States won an ill-timed August exhibition by a narrow 1-0 scoreline and not too much pizzazz. Crucial first team players from both sides missed out, with the European seasons opening shortly. "At the end of the day we don't win any trophies for winning tonight," Landon Donovan said. "We don't get any points for it." Except this so-called friendly was the first ti...Full Story »
Mexico 2 Brazil 1: Samba boys stunned in bid for elusive gold as Peralta double sends Mexico into dreamland
Posted Sunday, August 12, 2012 by Dailymail742 hits
Brazil's Olympic curse struck again as Mexico secured arguably the greatest triumph in their history by winning London 2012 gold at Wembley. Oribe Peralta wrote his name into Mexican folklore with a deadly double against the five-time world champions, who many believed were destined finally to end their agonising wait for Olympic glory. But despite Hulk pulling a goal back in stoppage-time a...Full Story »
Posted Sunday, August 05, 2012 by YAHOO Sport26 hits
Giovani Dos Santos is improving with every game in the Olympic football tournament - and so are Mexico's medal chances.Dos Santos led Mexico into the semifinals on Saturday, setting up two goals in regulation before scoring in extra time to help secure a 4-2 win over error-prone Senegal at Wembley Stadium.Mexico is enscured of at least matching its previous best Olympic finish of fourth at its h...Full Story »
Posted Wednesday, August 01, 2012 by YAHOO Sport98 hits
Mexico will be at full strength for its upcoming friendly against the United States on Aug. 15 at the Estadio Azteca. Javier Hernandez, Giovani dos Santos, Guillermo Ochoa, Hector Moreno, Francisco Rodriguez and Andres Guardado are the first six players selected by manager Jose Manuel de la Torre for El Tri's latest showdown with its oldest rival. Not called up were Olympic no-shows Carlos Vel...Full Story »
Posted Monday, July 30, 2012 by YAHOO Sport13 hits
COVENTRY, England -- Maybe you shouldn't leave your best player on the bench. It took a full half before coach Luis Fernando Tena decided to play Giovani dos Santos, but it was better late than never as the Tottenham midfielder guided Mexico to a 2-0 win over Gabon in Olympic Group B action at City of Coventry Stadium. Dos Santos scored El Tri's only goals of the tournament so far with a beaut...Full Story »
Posted Monday, July 30, 2012 by YAHOO Sport11 hits
Substitute Giovani Dos Santos scored twice in the second half to give Mexico a 2-0 victory over Gabon on Sunday in the men's Olympic soccer tournament. Dos Santos came on after the break and opened the scoring in the 63rd minute before converting a penalty in injury time at City of Coventry Stadium. The win puts Mexico atop Group B with four points, while Gabon has one. "We are now psychologi...Full Story »
Posted Friday, July 27, 2012 by YAHOO Sport12 hits
South Korea wasted a number of scoring chances against Mexico as they opened the Group B soccer competition at the Olympics with a 0-0 draw Thursday. With forward Giovani Dos Santos starting on the bench, Mexico showed little promise of being a medal contender as its opponent dominated at St. James Park. Both teams struggled to find their rhythm on the slippery turf with the second half tempo ...Full Story »
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