Ep. 79: CantinaMX Futbol Podcast – El Tri gets 6 points vs CR and T&T!

We had a last minute surprise guest on the podcast today. Wiso Vazquez from FutMexNation joined us. We shared Estadio Azteca stories and experiences as well as discussed the Mexican National Teams recent 2 qualifier games, Osorio’s status as coach and more!

Have a listen!

Is 2017 the Year Chivas Win it all? – The Gentlemen’s Agreement

 

It is back for 2017! In this edition of the Gentlemen’s agreement CantinaMX Podcast host, John Jagou, and CantinaMX Barfly & Futmexnation.com contributor, Joel Aceves return from the Delphic Oracle to give their interpretation of what they heard from Pythia about what to expect in 2017.

And when we say Pythia, we mean Paquita, the local bartender.

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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.

Ep. 55: Dos a Zero Futbol Podcast – Libertadores, El Tri, etc.

bofoThis week we talked about the possibility of Mexican clubs not being in Libertadores. South Americans may be scared of having a CONCACAF do well, but money talks, and Mexico can bring viewers.

We also discuss the Mexican National Team call up and each individual players. Yes, it is a molero, but there are some interesting players on the list, to include Orbelin Pineda and Jona Dos Santos.

We ended the show discussing players that we had high hopes for but ended up not panning out. Players such as Bofo Bautista, Jimmy Lozano, Pina Arellano and many more were mentioned.

Enjoy!

Ep. 50: Dos a Zero Futbol Podcast – Chivas v Aguilas talk, Pulido, Nacho and more!

Ch14_Lots to talk about with the Chivas 3-0 win over America. Chivas has high spirits, even Jorge Vergara is saying that they have the best team in Mexico and Pulido is rounding out the team greatness as he arrives this week in Guadalajara.

We talk America and Nacho Ambriz, who happened to explode on a journalist saying that if he doesn’t win a title this year, then he will resign. CopaMX may be his main avenue for fulfilling that statement.

We also talk how this affects the National team and Juan Carlos Osorio. Tune in vatos!

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. 45: Dos a Zero Futbol Podcast – Taking your calls!

CallerWe are taking your calls in this episode. We setup a conference call number for listener call-ins. We had some fun comments as well as good questions from our listeners. Props to all those that called-in. We talked about El Tri Olympico and the expectations of the team. The passing by of our golden generation, with C. Vela fading in Spain and Gio, well, in MLS. We also talked a little LigaMX, Osorio and his upcoming friendly vs New Zealand as well as some tech talk on ChivasTV. We brought up some good points on ChivasTV and bet on how long until Vergara drops the project and goes back to TV. 🙂

Have a listen, this one was a fun one.

Ep. 42: Dos a Zero Futbol Podcast – Euro talk, CR7 vs Messi, 10-8, MLS and more.

cascaritacholaAn enjoyable night of chat, with another appearance by Jonny Rico. We began talking a bit of Euro and how CR7 has took his team to the final. We noted the success CR7 is having and the bad news Messi is going through. The 10-8 rule came up again as a topic and Jonny gave us his take on it and how it could be fixed.

We then got into a huge debate about MLS with our man Fernando. This was a prolonged debate about the validity of MLS, the Giovanni issue and more hardheaded opinions. ROFL.

We also had a viewer question about a 5v5 cascarita match between our podcast and the Mexican Soccer show. That was a fun idea.

Another good episode. Be sure to check it out.

Ep. 38: Dos a Zero Futbol Podcast – Mexico avoids Argentina! Vamos al Angel!

Dos A ZeroShort on protagonistas, but we podcasted anyways. Talking how Mexico performed vs Venezuela, opinions on Juan Carlos Osorio’s coaching and lineups/rotations, as well as the future for Mexico in this tournament. Mexico has a huge challenge in Chile and this will be the biggest game for JCO as head coach. I feel Chile will not want to lose to a CONCACAF team and will come out fighting.

Now on the topic of avoiding Argentina, yes it’s news, but nothing to overstate. Everyone wants to beat the best, and I would love for Mexico to face Argentina. I just would love for that epic matchup to be in the Final. Selfishly, I am not ready to see Mexico play Arg in quarters and potentially see them bow out slightly early. Argentina is a special type of opponent. One who has eliminated Mexico in a couple of World Cups. It is time for revenge and Copa America Centenario a big stage in which to do it.

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.

 

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