Brazilian outfit Santos FC has petitioned FIFA to ban Neymar for six months claiming that the Barcelona striker violated FIFA disciplinary codes and is seeking €55 million in compensation and damages.
“It is not about how talented someone is, but how that talent is handled”, says Johan Cruyff in his weekly column in ‘De Telegraaf’ with reference to the Netherlands failure to qualify to the EURO 2016. “It seems we are not able to have a good build-up against weaker teams, not allowing to have a good attack in play.”
“The Dutch national team started well against Kazakhstan, but failed in the last 20 minutes. In this phase the Kazakh played more reckless through which the Dutch lost total control. This again shows that when Dutch teams are required to decide their game plan, they are not able to do so.”
“This proves the previous World Cup has not been analysed well enough. The way the Dutch team was forced to play football back then should have been a wake-up call. However, after Brazil one has not raised enough questions about how it got this far. Instead most dealt with business as usual after the surprising third place.”
“One and a half year later the Dutch team are in trouble. Not because the players are worse, but because they were handled wrong.”
Our 2nd Episode is in the books. We had some good discussion on the US vs Mexico game that took place for the CONCACAF Cup. I was in attendance along with 93,000 others and enjoyed the great atmosphere and an even greater Golazo by Paul Aguilar.
We discuss the USMNT a bit more that you would originally think a Mexican podcast would, but we would like to get a good amount of US fans as listeners as well, even if some may just be haters. Come one, come all and enjoy the fun.
Another big topic we have discussed is the new Mexican NT coach, Juan Carlos Osorio. Will he succeed, will he last for 6 months, and will he even make it to the World Cup in Russia? Only time will tell, but qualifiers are coming, so he has 1 month until his first game.
Finally we talk the Olympic squad and their success in qualifiers and who will be the 3 overage players that Mexico will take to the Olympics. We even mention the dream scenario of beating Brazil 7-1 in the Maracana!
So take a listen to the podcast below, or on itunes. We also just created a twitter account for the podcast, so follow @los_cachirules.
So I flew out to Cali to check out this “important” game between the US National Team vs the Mexican National Team of soccer. I knew of all the molero friendlies, such as the previous one in San Antonio, that this was the one to be at. 93,000 peeps flooded the stadium and from my perspective 85% of them were Mexico fans. Pancho Villa’s Army impressed with a large showing on their side of the field, and the huge banner that they unfurled during the Mexican national anthem.
I got to meet up with my man, Joely. Enjoyed some of LA sights and pregame tailgate festivities. The game was the icing on the cake, even with come back US goals, the ending was glorious.
Check out my experience below:
We started our first show last night, with some pretty good talk on this upcoming Mexico vs USA game. 90 large may be showing up, but we talked about it being a possible “partido molero” as well as the entire Confederations Cup.
Tune in Brethren! 😀
BREAKING NEWS: First images coming out of the Swiss Hotel where Soccer Officials were detained on bribery and racketeering.
It took Club America less than a week to fill in the coaching vacancy after the firing of Uruguayan manager, Gustavo Matosas. At the club’s press conference, it was Club America’s President, Ricardo Peleaz, whom informed that both parties were parting due to professional differences as how the team was going to be rebuilt. Ricardo Peleaz noted that Matosas requested players which the team denied on account of salary cap issues. Within a few days, the Uruguayan coach stated that Peleaz misspoke on the matter and that he never put an ultimatum as to whom the club had to sign. Despite winning the CONCACAF Champions League last month, it became apparent that Matosas’ days were numbered on account of lackluster performances throughout the season.
With Ambriz’s arrival to the club, this would be the 3rd coaching change within the last two years. Under normal circumstances, the constant carousel of coaching changes is usually indicative of worrisome times, a reality that couldn’t be further from the truth. Within the last two years, the club has reached three domestic league finals and one international cup final, with 3 different manangers. With that sort of success rate, the current front office has to be given the benefit of the doubt, even though conventional wisdom shows unstability and failure with that amount of changes within that small time frame. They are the exception, not the rule.
As an avid Americanista, I must admit that the 2 managers that I did not want ended up not only proving me wrong, but making me a fan of theirs—Miguel ‘Piojo’ Herrera and Mario Carrillo.
Chivas de Guadalajara season came to a bitter-sweet end as the club falls three-nil to a superior Santos side at home at the Omnilife stadium. Nestor Calderon put the match out of Chivas reach with a butt-hurt inducing GOLAZO in the 67th minute.
“We had a very strict rival that beat us in many aspects with great determination,” lamented Chivas coach Jose ‘Chepo’ de la Torre after the match. “Personality is needed to win these type of games and even if you are at a disadvantage you must keep insisting.”
It was indeed great determination that gave Calderon the confidence to take his long shot. “I always analyze the goalkeepers, thank’s to God, the shot came out right and more importantly is that the team is in the final and we must enjoy that,” said the Santos midfielder.