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World Cup Day Six: Favorites Struggle

On Tuesday we got to see two of the favorites for the World Cup in action as dark horse Belgium played their first game of the tournament against and Algeria and host nation Brazil entertained Mexico. Whether it was first game nerves,or the pressure of being their so called “golden generation: Belgium were not impressive [...]

World Cup Day 2: End Of An Era In Spain

The second day of the World Cup brought us our first surprise as holders Spain were taken apart 5-1 by Holland in a rematch of the 2010 World Cup final. In the day’s other games Mexico beat Cameroon 1-0 while Chile got by Australia 3-1. But the story was in Salvador where the new Manchester [...]

Historical Win For USA In Mexico

A makeshift USA team stunned Mexico in the Azteca Stadium last night, beating Mexico 1-0. It was the first time that the US has won in Mexico in 75 years. The best the US had done previously was a draw. You cannot overstate the importance of this win, especially after 23 defeats in 24 visits [...]

Mexico Stuns Brazil In Dallas

Two first half goals from Giovani Dos Santos and Javier Hernandez were enough to see Mexico stun Brazil 2-0 in front of almost 85,000 fans in Dallas today. Dos Santos opened the scoring in the 21st minute when he picked up a pass from Pablo Barrera, beat Brazilian defender Danilo and cleverly lobbed his shot [...]

Youth Helps USA Draw With Mexico 1-1

The US tied 1-1 with Mexico last night in Jurgen Klinsmann’s first game in charge of the national team. First impressions were not positive as the U.S. were dominated by Mexico in the first half. Klinsmann sent the U.S. out in a 4-2-3-1 formation, but the U.S. could do little offensively in the first half, [...]

Chile Beats Mexico In Copa America

Chile came from a goal down to beat an under-strength Mexico 2-1 at the Copa America on Monday, while World Cup semi-finalists Uruguay also had to fight back to earn a 1-1 draw with Peru. Uruguay’s draw means all three seeded sides at the tournament have failed to win their opening matches. Argentina drew 1-1 [...]

England Held By Mexico In World Cup

On a day of wonderful goals and woeful goalkeeping, Mexico had reason to celebrate at the Women’s World Cup. A 30-yard blast from Monica Ocampo gave Mexico a 1-1 draw against England on Monday in Wolfsburg, the biggest surprise so far after two days of the three-week tournament. A superb curling free kick from star [...]

Five Mexican Players Fail Drug Test

Mexico’s chances of repeating as Gold Cup champions just got a whole lot harder with the news this afternoon that starting goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa and four of his teammates have been removed from the Mexican national team after testing positive for the substance “Clenbuterol”. In addition to Ochoa, the other players who failed the drug [...]

The Gold Cup got underway last with a doubleheader in front of a sold-out crowd at the Cowboys Stadium. The fans got what they came for as they saw ten combined goals and blowout victories by two of the tournament favorites. Costa Rica opened the Gold Cup with a 5-0 rout of Cuba. Los Ticos [...]

Meet Mexico’s New Manager

Jose Manuel De La Torre has accepted the post as manager of the Mexico national team. The coach is fairly new to the business having only coached for five seasons, but the former Toluca Mexican league manager has seen excellent success during his brief new profession winning three league titles over the short span that [...]