Ep. 64: CantinaMX Futbol Podcast – Liguilla Final, Club WC, y mas!


This episode we discuss America vs Tigres in the big final. We argue chepo, again. LOL. We talk about why we are fans of the clubs we root for. I also give my opinion on the failure that is going to be LigaMX femenil.

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Ep. 63: CantinaMX Futbol Podcast – Liguilla Semis are set. Goats cry!

QEPDFirst: Thoughts and prayers go to all those who have passed in Brazil, their families, friends and all affected.

 

An exciting Weekend of Futbol has just passed and we discuss the events on a Monday late night podcast. It has also been announced that we have changed our name. This is now the CantinaMX Futbol Podcast. Let’s hope a bar fight don’t break out.

In this episode, we talk America win over Chivas. Tigres and Gignac, back in the groove. Sad flute time for Pumas. Much more!

Ep. 62: QEPD: Dos a Zero Futbol Podcast – Liguilla is set!

Sad FluteLigaMX is over and Liguilla is set. We were ready to enjoy some good ribbing of Monterrey’s failure to qualify for the post season tournament. Our fellow rayado, Fernando was not present, however. We dedicate “sad flute” song to him.

We did analyze the matchups and made predictions. We also talked Copa Libertadores and even the USMNT firing of Jurgen Klinsmann.

Oso o Hazaña: Juan Carlos Osorio’s Mexico V Panama

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Was the game a success or a failure? Why?

Albert Campa: More Oso than Hazana. A tie is not a win, any full joy and acceptance of not winning is mental midgetry. The 7-0 still looms, even the past WCQ cycle still looms. JCO does not want a repeat performance and played a conservative game. The paranormal does exist, despite CHicharito claims. I want to believe. *cue X-Files theme*

 

Daniel Preciado: It was a success, keeping in mind the 3 points obtained, he knew 4 away to start the hex and against the usmnt really makes things easier moving forward. The conditions and the panama tactics just didn’t make it easy for Mexico to play how jco wants to play. He was pragmatic which made sense given the circumstances and account no injuries.

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Ep. 61: QEPD: Dos a Zero Futbol Podcast – Historic Mexico 4 pts in WCQ

dadecomerOur post game episode was a good one. Discussed were the US vs Mexico historic 2-1 game after a 4 game streak of the infamous dos a cero. We also talk the horrific Panama game and the rough tactics involved, a conservative Mexican team and bad field conditions.

We also talk the USMNT and how Jurgen is feeling some heat for starting the Hex with 2 losses. A fellow vato, Christian, gave us a call and expressed some thoughts and had a good chat. We have phone lines open for all. So be ready with your questions and comments for the next podcast.

Mexico wins in Columbus! A huge deal, big deal or business as usual?

USvMEXColumbus, OH: The Mexican National team has broken the 2-0 curse of World Cup Qualifier losses to the US in Columbus Ohio. Note that Mexico has beat the US as recent as last year, on US soil. There are reports of 44 years since Mexico has beat the US in the US. That is not correct of course. To be specific it is Columbus.

To be even more specific the record over the last 44 years vs the USMNT in WCQs, in the US, is 1-5-1. So it is not as if they played 44 games and US won every single one of them in World Cup Qualifiers.

Let’s focus on the point of this post! After the game many Mexico fans were very happy. Including myself. After many dos a cero chants, this was a very welcome change of the scoreline. However, I did note that after the game as the Mexican team congratulated themselves on the pitch, they started jumping as they celebrated. The jumping you see after winning a tournament or after a big game to qualify for something big.

There was no reason to jump and celebrate for this particular win. Sure it was a big win, but not a huge win. It has actually been a failure to have 4, 2-0 losses in a row. This righted the ship, it didn’t transcend some huge feat in the world of Soccer. It is cringeworthy to see Mexican players celebrate in such a manner.

Another reason to not celebrate too much but keep a level head is, the fact that many say Jurgen Klinsmann made a huge mistake with his starting formation of a 3-4-3 in the first half. A lineup that proved to be greatly advantageous to Mexico in the first half, as they possessed and were dangerous through most of it. The score could have easily been 3-0 at halftime, but finishing was lacking and only 1 goal was scored. A deflected shot by Layun. So even with a Jurgen gaffe Osorio could only get 1 goal.

Then in the 2nd half, Jurgen changed back to the 4-4-2 and advantage went back to the US. The US possessed, attacked and scored 1 goal during the 2nd half to tie the game. This occurred for much of the 2nd half and Osorio could not come up with a tactic change or some plan to recover control of the game. Chucky coming in brought some good speed on the counter, which almost led to a goal by Chicharito. The US was dangerous and Osorio didn’t have the answer.

The Rafa goal came off a set piece and Mexico won. The tradition is usually the USMNT scoring on set pieces because of lack of “in the run of play” type goals and technical skill.

Another consideration, the weather was not super freezing as in other instances of this game. The Mexican team came in fully loaded with every european player. Osorio did have to deal with an injured Guardado and decided to start a Hector Herrera who hasn’t played well at Porto and did horrible in the 2nd half.

While this is a good win for Mexico, we all need to be level headed. A huge challenge is on the way in Panama, which could be an even harder game. Critical press statements shouldn’t be taken so sensitively by Mexican players such as Chicharito, but their true skill demonstrated on Tuesday night in Panama.

This Columbus win is a big deal! Not a huge deal or business as usual, but an important win to show respect for the US and what they have done since Bruce Arenas decided to play there.

Lineup Prediction: Chicharito not Likely to Start in Qualifier Against US

Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio has declared he is looking to offset the US’s notable size advantage. For Javier Hernandez, this means a return to his super-sub role which won him many fans over during his Manchester United stint. SL Benfica’s Raul Jimenez will get the nod instead.

 

Osorio and Mexico Captain Rafa Marquez have stated Mexico will break the trend in Columbus. Mexico is expected to take the game to the US and put pressure on the American backline. Osorio will trust the dynamic and creative players Jesus ‘Tecatito’ Corona, Carlos Vela and Giovani dos Santos. Linking up-top with them is Jimenez whose physical presence will be a direct threat to the US backline.

 

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Osorio’s Mexico will go Guns Ablazing.

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Ep. 60: Dos a Zero Futbol Podcast – Preview of USMNT vs Mexico!

The time has come to face the USMNT in Columbus, Ohio! A place where Mexico has never won and has a string of 2-0 losses. Inspiring our self-deprecating title for this podcast. 😀 We discuss the tactics, players, Osorio and predict results. We had some great callers this episode, Tomas from Chicago, good insight from Daniel (a friend of John’s) and even Pancho Villa’s own, Sergio!

 

Ep. 59: Dos a Zero Futbol Podcast – CopaMX: Queretaro Campeon!

Based AlmeydaIn a game where based Almeyda, chose to put in a B team for Chivas, to include Gullit and others. We talk the newly crowned CopaMX champs, Gallos Blancos from Queretaro.

We also talk US vs Mexico coming up. Good fun was had by all.

Ep. 58: Dos a Zero Futbol Podcast – CopaMX: Chivas vs America

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A late night podcast after the CopaMX match up between Chivas and Club America. We talked about the great game that took place and argued some excuses the Americanista panelist brought up. We also talked cambiarayas and the weekend game with Pachuca beating Chivas.

We even chatted a bit about the NT and who Osorio should call up, the “same as always” players or the ones who are actually playing well right now!!

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