Chivas is the greatest! Fuera Nacho! Why am I YELLING?!

Screen Shot 2016-08-31 at 2.40.01 PMAmerica loses 3-0 to Chivas in the Clasico Nacional. Chivas brings Alan Pulido to the Sacred Herd. Chivas is going to win it all right? LigaMX champs, CopaMX champs, then maybe a CCL or Libertadores? This is the super team in Mexico right now.

As far as America, well, they are in a crisis. Nacho Ambriz is getting upset with reporters, saying he will quit if he doesn’t get a title this year. Fans outside Coapa are protesting and yelling, “Fuera Ambriz”. America is going down hill right?

Calm down a second, big fella. Didn’t Chivas just lose a few weeks ago 4-0 to Xolos? Wasn’t America favored by many to win the Clasico Nacional because of their tremendous individual talent. All of a sudden all this changed? I don’t think so!

Let’s look at the Clasico Nacional. Chivas came out running like crazy, hustling to gain posession and go on the attack. Their movements worked out perfectly against America. Their passing was probably the best they have had all season. Everything worked out, every 50/50 ball, every deflection was in favor of Chivas. This game definitely went Chivas’ way, but would that always be the case. Are they now expected to win their next 5 games in a row? How long until they come back to reality, even with Pulido?

I would go as far to say, the Chivas win was a glitch in the Matrix. An Anomaly. America has the talent to do better, Chivas has been underperforming and supposedly doesn’t have any goal scoring strikers. People are surprised and worried that the National team has to now call the likes of Chivas striker, Saldivar. My question is, who would win in a 7 game series between Chivas and America. Sure that is far fetched, but in the NBA this is done to determine a true winner, that can not just win a fluke game, but endure a series of competitions.

If this were to take place, I would have to say that America wins a best of 7.

Point of this post is that we need to calm our britches. Be measured in our analysis of these results. There are still games to be played and lost or won.

I understand it is hard, when you have people like Vergara saying that Chivas is now rounding out to be the best team in Mexico. Calm down Jorge!

Ep. 49: Dos a Zero Futbol Podcast – CH14 fake fall, Pulido fake kidnapping and more

Screen Shot 2016-08-25 at 11.45.30 AM2Fake! I’ts all Fake. ChivasTV was not hacked. Pulido was not kidnapped and Chicharito did not fall and hurt his hand. It is all staged!

We talk tons this episode, to include MTY failures, Osorio losing the locker room as well as the Clasico Nacional! I predicted that America will win. Sambu will be playing as well as Oribe, meanwhile Chivas is involved in Rumors that Pulido may come back to Mexico to play for the Sacred Herd. LOL. Phat Chance Says Yon Jagou. Pulido will never come back to Mexico as he is banned for life.

It was an entertaining time. Shout out to our lone caller, Thomas, from Chicago!

Ep. 44: Dos a Zero Futbol Podcast – The Kool-aid edition

Pachuca Kool AidHere we are talking about some Pachuca youth system and their fantastic facilities, then the Americanista on the panel (aka Rony) comes in and interrupts the conversation. A big discussion ensues about if nice facilities are more beneficial than a bigger club such as Chivas or America but with perhaps lesser facilities. Some heated statements ensue.

It was a fun old time.

Ep. 36: Dos a Zero Futbol Podcast – America is still on someone’s mind. :D

manoIn this episode that took place on Wed Night, day before the Liguilla Final partido de Ida, we talked America, America and more America. With a mix of Arbitro. This episode of the podcast was cut short, but contains a good hour 2 panelists going against the sole Americanista on the whole Samudio drama as well as lack of quality reffing.

The hand ball was discussed, the notion that the ref helps America was also discussed. It was a passionate discussion between the 2 sides.

Also we began some discussion on the 10-8 rule in LigaMX and more. Tune in on iTunes.

Brandy, Cigars, Gio, Chivas, and Liga MX Semis

It is time for another edition of the gentlemen’s agreement.  In this installment soccerchronicle.com ‘s John Jagou and futmexsource.com ista Joel Aceves hash out the Gio mess, Chivas’ new media leap, and the Liga MX semifinals.

John Jagou:  I was very surprised that Gio did not make Copa America. I am not surprised that FMF bungled the whole thing up. One day these guys will get their stories straight.
Joel Aceves:  I am also surprised Gio was left out not only becaause of well he has been playing with the Galaxy, but also what he means to the national team. Still, there is hope that he gets capped for the Olympics.
 
JJ:  It used to be for years, decades even, that Mexico did not have the depth to omit players of Gio’s quality. Mexico does have quite a bit of depth now, which is why Osorio can live without Gio for now. He has Tecatito and Chucky.  The guy who was expendable was Jurgen Damm.  Damm is fast, talented, but he is no Gio. Not having Gio on the team will now rachet up the pressure on Osorio. If the expectation of making the semifinals is not met, the press will crucify Osorio for this decision.  But they will crucify him for any and all missteps.
JA:  It reminds me of Bora’s second run with the national team in the late 90s. He was criticized for not calling Carlos Hermosillo. Good ol Velibor would then piss off the press by saying he respected their opinions. Knowing FMF there’s a number of reasons why Hermosillo was sidelined and even after Manuel Lapuente replaced Bora, el Grandote de Cerro Azul remained absent from the Tricolor.
With Gio I get the feeling there’s a question of sponsorship behind Osorio’s announcement that the reasons for Gio being left out will remain between them.
 
JJ:  The worst part is how many people believe the coach when Gio said he had declined. Then said it would be unethical for me to talk about the reasons. WTF
 
JA: My take is that FMF has stipulation with TRI sponsors that require Gio to be present in big games-events. And Osorio leaving him out, in my own opinion based on tactical reasons, causes a problem that is easily resolved by claiming the player asked to be left out.
 
JJ:  The worst part of the whole thing was Gio making press junket appearances without his people having any idea that the list was being released in the middle of said appearances. He was live on the radio with Grant Wahl as the list was being released. Grant asked him why did you decline the call? Gio was shell shocked.
 
JA:  I missed that interview. Fellow Deuce podcaster Beto kept referencing it and looking for the clip to no avail. I did see Televisa interviewing Gio at a supermarket whilst he promoted head and shoulders and his replies and body language tell me he really wanted to play the Copa America.
 
JJ:  Gio knows that Tri appearances are what have given him the career he has. It certainly hs not been his club career.  It makes no sense that he would turn it down. SUM and MLS were depending on him to play. It was a big black eye for them both.  Like I said earlier, Mexico might have more depth now, but shutting out a difference maker like Gio is not a good decision.And I do not think it was Gio’s.

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Ep. 35: Dos a Zero Futbol Podcast – America v Monterrey and Copa America list

Screen Shot 2016-05-19 at 1.00.05 PMRight after the America v Monterrey game, we got together for another episode of the Dos A Zero podcast. Some good (smack) talk amongst Aguila and Rayado fans on the panel. It was definitely an exciting game at the Azteca. A back and forth affair with 18 shots on goal for each team. This series would definitely be final worthy and some may have to think a bit to remember what are the other teams in the semifinals.

We also discuss the Mexican National Team call up and the Giovanni Dos Santos drama about “declining” the call up. We discuss theories of the unspoken reasons for Gio missing out on the Copa America, taking into account the JCO presser as well as Giovanni at a Head and Shoulders event. Listen in on iTunes and follow us on twitter for the next live episode.

Ep. 34: Dos a Zero Futbol Podcast – Liguilla 1st leg, emo-CH14 and more.

Tigres UANL sadAn exciting 1st leg with 2 clasicos is now over and we talk all about it. The clasico regio had goals scored, but the clasico nacional was just as exciting even with a 0-0 tie. We talk about how Monterrey played counter attack ball and didn’t have as much possession as Tigres, but still came out with the win. These Rayado tactics being similar to USMNT.

Refereeing was an issue brought up as we talked America vs Chivas. Red cards were expected from the hot head Aguilas.

We also talked a little bit of Chicharito and his recent interview with Gonzo Pineda. How he has been critical of certain press outlets as well as not giving interviews to some.

Going to the image of this post of the Tigres fan shedding some tears, we discussed how the production of these games goes and if producers actually have cameramen searching for these emotional moments. Next time you are at the stadium, be sure to hold back those tears. 😀

Ep. 33: Dos a Zero Futbol Podcast – List of 40 for Copa America, Gio status, and more

dosspeedyAnother fun night of Futbol talk. We discussed, who is most benefitting from the latest success from Giovanni Dos Santos, as well the standouts from the list of 40 players. There was also a segment on morality in Football. Why the need for pregame prayers or post game prayer circles, or t-shirts with I heart Jesus on them.

Listen in on another fun episode of the Dos A Zero podcast.

 

Ep. 32: Dos a Zero Futbol Podcast – Is Pulido banned forever? America is King of CONCACAF!

dosaZeroWilaBallboyAlan Pulido has been playing well in Greece and it is still a mystery if he ever will put on the National Team jersey. We talk about his situation and the infamous Pacto de Caballeros in Mexico. We also talk the CCL as we recorded this show during the America v Tigres game. Some thing interesting that came up during the podcast was the idea of Tigres becoming the new Cruz Azul. The SubCampeonisimo. Is this true?

Tune in on Wednesday nights live and on iTunes.

Ep. 30: Dos a Zero Futbol Podcast – Chivas on a streak, Article 19, and foreigners in Mexico.

Omar BravoIn Episode 30 we discussed the Chivas streak of wins and if they can maintain this or will they eventually begin to lose and do nothing in Liguilla. We also give some input on this whole FIFA article 19 news on the protection of children in youth transfers. Finally we discuss the foreigners in Mexico, be it coaches or players. Are foreigners expected to have more success than Mexican coaches. What are the differences? This and more on The Dos a Zero podcast!

Tune in every Wednesday night at 9pm central time..

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