Category Archives: International

One Win from the Hex

Pencils down, books away. It’s pop quiz time. Here is the one and only question. Who leads Mexico in scoring in the CONCACAF WCQ semi-final round? Gio? Good guess, but he has only notched one. Besides, he is injured, nursing a muscle tear on the beaches of Mallorca. Chicharito? No. …

Twitter Snits

I am a big fan of the twitter. For me it is a great way to get breaking news, a quick laugh, weep about the state of humanity, et al. The gawker in me also loves a good ol’ fashioned twitter standoff. A few days ago, ESPNDeportes personality, David Faitelson …

Red Letter Day for the USA

The only good thing about last night for Mexico, was as Javier Hernandez said, “thank God it was just a friendly and no points were on the line, but losing hurts.” You have to hand it to Jurgen. He asked for and got a friendly in THE stadium that had …

Hecho en México

I had the pleasure a few years ago of producing Spanish-language Radio broadcasts for the Texas Longhorns. We always broadcast live from the site, so I had a great seat in the Rose Bowl when Texas defeated Southern Cal for the National Championship. It was a great moment for Longhorn …

The Likeliest of Unlikely Heroes

With the group stage of the Men’s Olympic tourney now in the books, Mexico has done exactly what they were supposed to do: win the group. Before you do a spit take and try to conjure up with some pithy retort, remember, Mexico was chosen as one of the four …

In the End it’s the W that Matters

It wasn’t pretty, but it was never going to be pretty in the Cuscatlan. The crowd started arriving at the stadium at noon… for an 8pm game. By the time the game kicked off, the 45,000 royal blue-clad Cuscatlecos had worked themselves into a pentecostal frenzy. Would the El Salvador …

Counter Space

It is not often that Mexico goes up against teams who are able to play keep away. When it happened in the past, Mexico often had the propensity to blast away and regroup. When they did dispossess, they would then mount their own slow, deliberate attack. The Counter was rarely, …

Mexico Caps off a Great Week with Another Win Over Brazil

ARLINGTON, TX – It was surprising that Jerry Jones and the decision makers at Cowboys Stadium didn’t add any more capacity to their stadium. They could easily have sold 200,000 tickets for the the friendly between Mexico and Brazil. As it was, the majority of a record crowd of 84,516 …

Marco +10

What do Marco Fabian and Alan Shearer have in common? They each scored 7 goals when they participated in the Tournoi Espoirs Toulon. Fabian hopes to add to his tally on Friday, as Mexico will take the field as the first CONCACAF side to make the Final in the annual …

Guardado Headed to Valencia

The last time Andres Guardado was in Chicago, he scored 2 terrific goals in Mexico’s 4-1 Gold Cup romp over Costa Rica. The result set in motion the series of events that would lead to the demise of Costa Rica’s coach, Ricardo Lavolpe, who coincidentally had given Guardado his big …