Ep. 121: CantinaMX Futbol Podcast – El Tri Friendly, TuzoGate and more!

The gents, once again, gather around the Cantina and discuss the Mexico friendly in San Antonio and some of the odd occurrences, like Gio’s best offseason ever, Alanis starting for Mexico but not even playing for Chivas, and more! We have some good sound clips from Juan Carlos Osorio disagreeing with the Gio hate.

We also get schooled on the recent #TuzoGate controversy, by Ronaldo. Interesting happenings going on in Pachuca. You will want to tune into this one!

We also discuss some Chivas crisis/drama news and other random topics.

Jonathan Gonzalez Debuts with El Tri in San Antonio!

After all the talk, hype and controversy surrounding this 18 year old Mexican American, or as I like to refer to ourselves(Yes, I am a Mexican American), Pochos, we finally got to see the young man in action! The US National Team fans are upset that Jonathan got away, as well as with their system that let it happen. They are all in an uproar. The Mexican media is also quick to follow his movements and reasonings.

During the 2nd half of the game last night vs Bosnia and Herzegovina, Jonathan was warming up on the end line. He received cheers and yells from the crowd, to which Jonathan would look over and smile. He is indeed in a very fortunate situation. He gets to prove his worth and maybe get on the squad to go to his first World Cup!

So why would a Mexican American who played with the US youth national teams, later choose Mexico? We have seen this before. It’s all about what is best for one’s career. Simple as that. We all want to be the best, play on the best team, get the best contract, make the biggest contribution one can. This is the same with Jonathan.

Jonathan would not get a chance to attend the World Cup, via an eliminated USMNT. So it really was an easy decision. I am surprised it took him three days to make it and choose El Tri. Maybe that indicates a bit how much he really loves US Soccer? Just a guess.

He already plays in Monterrey and has been accepted and loved. The US side, did not display such acceptance. Being considered by Mexico could mean more money, opportunities and maybe if he performs well, European teams will come looking!

The fact is, the path to the success Jonathan is looking for is best done through Mexico. One of my favorite journalists, Carlos Albert, calls Jonathan a mercenary. One who is just using Mexico for his own gain and doesn’t really care for have pride of El Tri. This could be the case, but in the end it’s his decision. It is also our right to call people out on this. Remember back when Guille Franco was called the very same thing, for choosing Mexico, just because he couldn’t get to a World Cup with Argentina? Sort of the same thing here, except with Jonathan, the US didn’t qualify for the World Cup.

It will be interesting to see how the young lad grows and develops. As for his first appearance, from the eye of a camera lens, he had an ok performance. Some good control, but with a failed shot on goal off a cross from the right side.

My prediction, he doesn’t make the World Cup, but interesting, his future will be.

Ep. 120: CantinaMX Futbol Podcast – El Tri Callup!

Pancho Villa Army’s Sergio Tristan, came on the show to discuss the PVA fun to be had next week for the San Antonio friendly. He also talks future plans as well as what is going down in Russia!!

We also had Dan Feuerstein on to talk USSF news and latest USMNT info.

We later had our discussion on the #ElTriEng call up, specifically how could La Chofis be left off this list and initial analysis on who will finally be called up to the World Cup in the summer.

Ep. 119: CantinaMX Futbol Podcast – Landycakes!

We discuss Landon landing in Leon, good idea or not? We also talk about the globalization of LigaMX. Is English language content really vital? Does Leon and other LigaMX entities know what they are doing with webpages, twitter accounts, etc? Or does it not even matter?

We also discuss LigaMX and the upcoming matches like Pumas v America!

Ep. 118: CantinaMX Futbol Podcast – Pocho Power!

The Mexican American, Jonathan Gonzalez has chosen Mexico. We discuss this topic, as well as how it came about, what it means in future.

We also discuss some current LigaMX news, a bit of El Tri and answer some fan questions!

Ep. 117: CantinaMX Futbol Podcast – Japi Niu Llir!


We are back with a vengeance! We get together and talk the latest Chivas – Alanis drama and how it just isn’t fair how they are treating the Chivas defender. boo hoo! 🙂

We discuss the Gentlemens pact, how it may be a good thing, as well as much more.

Have a listen!

Ep. 116: CantinaMX Futbol Podcast – #FinalRegia!

Post-game podcast, we discuss the Tigres v Monterrey game as well as a bit of the history of the Northern clubs vs the big CDMX / Southern teams. Money and how it plays into winning championships, if it even does.

We also have a bit of Non-Soccer Related discussion.

Ep. 115: CantinaMX Futbol Podcast – World Cup Draw Live!

A live podcast during the WC Draw in Russia, where Mexico drew a tough group with Germany, Sweden and Korea! We discuss and make our rough draft predictions on the entire bracket as well as upset and dark horse of the tournament!

 

Ep. 114: CantinaMX Futbol Podcast – Penal Code, in Liguilla!

Americanistas are in a frenzy vs a bad penalty call by the Ref vs Tigres. Monterrey gets the 1-0 advantage vs the Butterfies. LigaMX is setting up for a Clasico Regio final!

This and more on this episode of the CantinaMX podcast!!

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