Ep. 90: CantinaMX Futbol Podcast – 90% Rotations free!

This episode we discussed the Juan Cambios Osorio controversial 8 man rotation and barely getting by New Zealand in Confed Cup. Panelists were critical of the Mexico coach, until one, Dan, came on to defend his boy. He did get by NZ and JCO was able to rest his players.

We talked about the upcoming Russia game, the changes in Russia about the GK chant and as well as the hypocrisy surrounded by it.

Hope you enjoy. Join us ever Thursday evening!

Ep. 89: CantinaMX Futbol Podcast – Mex v USMNT talk and upcoming Confeds Cup

Hola everyone! Welcome to another episode. We had Rigo once again, who attended the game vs. USMNT at Estadio Azteca. We talked JCO and his performance vs the US as well as Bruce Arena and his lack luster tactics of parking the bus. Not that JCO knew how to solve that bunkering tactic.

We talked upcoming Confederations Cup and implications for JCO depending on result. Possibilities of winning vs Portugal and I believe one panelist called CR7, papasito! Be sure to follow him and Alan Pulido on Instagram. 😀

Ep. 87: CantinaMX Futbol Podcast – Chivas are Champs! El Tri prepares!

We had a fun show right after Mexico beat Ireland in a preparatory friendly. We had special guest @rdotaye – ChivaHermano, member of @chivasdelnorte podcast and contributor to FMF State of mind. We discussed the #LigaMXeng Final, the Chivas performance, the Tigres sadness, the drama and controversy.

We also discussed El Tri and JCO’s journey and what is to be expected this summer.

Have a listen!

Mexico Depth a Concern, not a Priority

LOS ANGELES, CA. –If friendlies were measured by the result on the scoreboard, Mexico’s summer of soccer did not get off to the most favorable of starts.  Luckily for Juan Carlos Osorio and the rest of the Mexico squad, though, Mexico’s 2-1 loss to Croatia will serve as a much better barometer for what Mexico is than what Mexico aspires to be.

Aspiration:  to be a team that can go 20 players deep.

Reality:  Mexico is a team that only goes 14-15 deep.  The sooner Juan Carlos Osorio realizes that, the better Mexico’s summer of soccer will go.

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Ep. 86: CantinaMX Futbol Podcast – Tigres v Chivas final, recap.

This was probably our best show! The post game of a final makes it easy, especially one this exciting. We talk the Chivas great 1st half, then the Tigres comeback. We had excellent phone calls from several Chivas fans, even one from Chivas del Norte podcast, as well as our regulars, Christian, Ismael, and others. The chat was hilarious, with contributors such as el Tio, Serg, and Soccer Nerds. This was a fun episode!

CantinaMX Futbol newsletter #8

Greetings Cantina patrons, we hope you are excited for the Liga MX Clausura 2017 final as much as we are. The final promises to be a good one with an on fire Tigres taking on a Chivas squad hungry for glory. And there will be a Liguilla first as both TV Azteca and Televisa will share coverage of the games. This new alliance, which also shared the Canelo-Chavez fight, is said to be an effort to retain League and National team TV rights from foreign competitors. While the Liga MX season comes to an end the Mexican national team begins preparing for back to back summer tourneys: FIFA Confederations Cup and CONCACAF Gold Cup and World Cup Qualifiers.

La Gran Final Preview

Chivas and Tigres road to the final could not have been more different as is what is on the line for both clubs. Chivas, which had not reached a league final in 11 years, benefited from their 3rd place league finish which served as tie braker in their draws with both Atlas and Toluca to reach the final. Tigres on the other hand outscored their opponents Monterrey and Tijuana 10-1 with a dominating performance. Tigres are the favorites to take the series and join the select list of clubs that have won back to back league titles. As for Chivas they will have to make the best of their goal scoring chances if they hope to tame the Tigre. Unfortunately, the odds of Alan Pulido going on a scoring binge are as good as the striker being kidnapped by a drug cartel for a second-time and kung-fu fighting his way to freedom whilst wearing a colorful romper that would make Jorge Campos Jealous.

Mole Tour Training Camp under way

The Mexican national team has begun preperations for their busy summer, which includes friendly games against Croatia and Ireland, World Cup qualifying games against Honduras and the United States as well as FIFA Confederations Cup and CONCACAF Gold Cup, at the Centro de Alto Rendimiento. Missing from Juan Carlos Osorio’s squad are the Chivas and Tigres players that received a call up. Also, Marco Fabián, Raúl Jiménez and Carlos Salcedo who still needed by their clubs will report with the squad in Denver prior to the Ireland friendly. Giovani Dos Santos, who did not received permission from the L.A Galaxy to participate in Mexico’s friendly tour will report with the national team on June 4th for the World Cup qalifying games.

Aguirre headed to MLS?

Javier ‘el Vasco’ Aguirre venture in the United Arab Emirates has come to an end after winning the leagues Cup title with Al Wahda. Aguirre plans to take a short break from coaching and return next year. “I turned down an offer to remain at the club a month ago because of personal reasons. It’s been a while since I have been with my family, my sons, my wife and I. I considered that I owed myself a break after 18 or 20 years of working,” Aguirre told reporters. “I have a various offers from China and for the MLS but wont be until January.”

Ep. 84: CantinaMX Futbol Podcast – Tigueres bringing it, Liguilla in effect!

We discuss the in progress Liguilla in this episode, highlighting the Tigres win over Rayados and how Dueñas is running on all cylinders as well as Gignac coming out of his shell! Just ignore his failed “dab” attempt. We also dive into Chivas and how they are not impressing, even though they have the excuse of some injuries. Finally we discuss Santos and how they are pretty much done, as well as Xolos and how they still have hope in the return leg in Tijuana!

Glad you could listen, stay tuned.

Ep. 83: CantinaMX Futbol Podcast – Pelaez, Final Jornada talk and more!

We are back after a week break. We talk the Liguilla scenario and how tight the race is to get into the LigaMX cup tourney. We talked a potential Tigres double failure, Pachuca and Chucky flying high as CONCACAF Champion. We even talked how Atlas is making all the surprises by going into Liguilla near top of table.

We also talk Pelaez and the Club America situation, where he will end up and what is the future for the Club. It should be an exciting Final Jornada. Enjoy and thanks for listening.

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