Ep. 216: CantinaMX Podcast – Cruz Azul Champs!

In this episode, we discuss the #LeaguesCup final where Cruz Azul beat Tigres 2-1 in Las Vegas. Our host, John Jagou, was onsite and recounts the details. We discuss the future of this cup and how it will impact Mexican soccer. We discuss the Libertadores and the desire for entry into South American competitions.

The Goalkeeper chant persists in San Antonio

San Antonio, TX, 10 September 2019: The site of the Mexico vs Argentina friendly in the Alamodome. Recent news and talk indicates that more stringent action could be taken to eradicate the P*to Chant from Mexican National Team matches. Even to the extent of suspending the match if it keeps occurring. While watching the previous Mexico friendly in New Jersey on the TV, I could faintly hear the chant. Now I was in the stadium and kept a keen ear out for the fan behavior.

The game consisted of two incidents. There may have been others, but were smaller in noise and impact. The first “grito” came and immediately after an announcement came on the big screens in the stadium, along with a vocal announcement over the PA system.

The game resumed and later on another instance where the Argentinian goalkeeper would put the ball in play, the “grito” came in loud and clear.

As perviously done, the message came on the big screen and an announcement over the PA system

This time I immediately turned around to view the Pancho Villa’s Army section. PVA has recently announced that they want no part of the chant in their membership.

As I turned around I noticed that a few fans in or around the PVA section had their hands up in the air with the pre-grito, “eeeehhhhhhhh”. Immediately after, I noticed a couple PVA members waving their fingers and telling people to stop. Perhaps some members did not get the message or they were telling other fans in the section to not perform the goalkeeper chant.

In the end, the game continued and the referee did not stop or suspend the game. It is unclear what type of instruction the refs are given in these situations.

So it looks like the chant will persist.

It was also noticed that while the PA announcement and message on the big screen appeared, the fan noise increased. It is hard to tell if this was a response of rebellion against the announcement or not.

Ep. 214: CantinaMX Podcast – US v Mex preview!

We discuss some LigaMX but since the US v Mexico game is upon us we dive into the lineups, Tata news and details of the two friendlies coming up.

We also touch a bit on the Cruz Azul news as it was breaking as we were podcasting!

Ep. 211: CantinaMX Podcast – A friendly Gap!

The homies discuss the recent America loss vs Atlanta in a molero cup. Chivas fans rejoice! We preview week 5 of LigaMX and discuss the teams to watch for this weekend. Will America bounce back? Will JJ Macias score on his beloved Chivas? Will Cruz Azul get back on track?

Ep. 209 part 2: CantinaMX Podcast – Aguilas fly away, and special guest

This is part 2 of the show, where we continue the LigaMX discussion and the Marchesin/Edson transfers. We are also joined by a special guest “Hugo Sanches, The poster” from BSMX and other places.

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